Most people like the front of their home to look striking, whether they achieve this by using foliage, maintaining a well-kept garden, or the addition of a stylish porch. When it comes to the front of your house, you shouldn’t skimp on the details, as creating a good first impression will wow visitors and neighbors alike. But what if you’re not happy with your home? How can you achieve that wow factor? It can be as simple as adding a porch to your property. A porch can transform your home and create a statement, and not only that, porches are incredibly practical too. With their popularity only growing, now is the time to invest in one.
Below, we’ll explore the benefits of adding a porch to your property.
Great First Impression
As mentioned before, a porch can create a great first impression, whether you go for an open porch or a traditional covered porch. There’s a porch for every type of property out there. And you don’t have to have masses of outside space. When you imagine a porch, you may think of an enclosed space; however, this might not be an option if you have a small outside area – perhaps your property opens straight onto the sidewalk, or you have a small front yard. If this is the case, don’t worry, you can still add a porch. Choosing modern, contemporary glass canopies, instead of the traditional walled structures, can make a great addition to your property. And it doesn’t cost as much either!
No matter what type of porch you choose, you will be adding space to your home, even if you choose a porch without walls. You’re essentially gaining a space that will shelter your shoes, umbrellas and bodies from the elements – you’re creating a buffer zone between your home and the outside world. There’s nothing worse than coming home on a rainy day and then having to walk straight through the front door with your wet shoes and coat on. This can be avoided by adding a porch. You’ll not only be gaining that practical space, but you’ll save your flooring from the damp too.
Enhancing your property’s curb appeal can be a great way to increase its presence and value, and this can be achieved by giving your door a lick of paint and adding a porch. Porches can be expensive additions, but if you shop around and choose one with a sleeker construction and design at a fraction of the price, you will still reap the benefits, potentially attracting more buyers and adding value to your property. After all, if you look at a property with a porch, and then one without, which house is more attractive in your eyes?