Spring will be here in just a few short months which means it’s time to start thinking about BBQs and family gatherings. In the Bay Area, adding a front porch to your home is not only a great way to entertain guests, it’s also one of the best ways to add value to your home according to a 2015 study. If you are considering a front porch addition for your home, consult these questions first:
Do you have enough space?
Before you start researching materials for your front porch, you should first ask yourself if you have the necessary space for a front porch. Adding a front porch usually means giving up some front yard space so make sure you’re ready to make that exchange.
How large do you want the porch to be?
Do you want your front porch to be as wide as the house itself or just from the front door to the corner of one side of your house? Asking yourself how large you want the porch to be will not only help you plan the construction of the porch but will also help you begin setting up your budget.
What material do you want?
There are plenty of options for you to choose from when deciding on the perfect material for your front porch. Natural wood, concrete, tiles, and composites are all options depending on how you want your porch to function. For more help choosing the perfect material for your front porch, contact our professional designers.
Do you have a contractor?
If you plan on having a contractor build your front porch addition, you should begin your research a few months before you’re ready to build. Planning ahead will give you time to make changes before construction begins.
A well-constructed front porch is sure to add value to your home as well as be a feature that can be enjoyed for years to come. For more tips about remodelling your home, read our blogs about Remodel Trends for 2016 and The Best Floors For Your Home.