Want to make a great impression? A grand front porch adds timeless curb appeal and seasonal enjoyment for years to come. Memories are made on front porches. A first kiss, a long goodbye, summertime lingering, watching the buzz of life while sipping lemonade, welcoming your favorite visitors, welcoming a hero home, watching sunrises or sunsets, watching the stars come out. And then there are the holidays: trick-or-treaters on Halloween, family at Thanksgiving, and carolers at Christmas. But what are the benefits of a front porch addition? You can create a new outdoor living space and add new life to your home exterior.
Adding a front porch to your home will add value and appreciation, that if done right, will last the life of your home. You will get a return on this investment.
What makes a great front porch? It needs to be ample enough for gathering. There needs to be space for seating and enough room to comfortably walk around the furnishings and each other. A good guideline for a porch is to have an expected minimum depth of 6 feet, double the swing of a 36” entry door .
A depth of six feet will accommodate a bench comfortably. Adding furniture means adding space. A porch with furniture can aim for a minimum depth of 8 to 10 feet. To accommodate a small table and two chairs, count on a length of 85 to 96 inches. One rule of thumb is to plan an area twice the length and depth of each piece of porch furniture, to prevent stumbling.
Once you’ve decided on the dimensions, you’ll need to give some thought to the design to truly experience the benefits of a front porch addition. How will it fit in with the architectural style of your home’s exterior? If planned and designed correctly, the front porch will seamlessly fit into the home’s original design, rather than looking like an after thought.
If you’re thinking of adding a front porch to your home, we can help you every step of the way.
At S.E.A. Construction, we offer in house design services to help you bring your dreams to life, and with 28 years of custom remodeling and renovation behind us, we have the experience and expertise to give your home a quality installation that will last a lifetime or even longer.
Call us today or fill out a contact form to start on your front porch addition!