Your home’s curb appeal is important for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is your own happiness when you look at it! It’s also an important factor for your neighbors, visitors, and potential buyers in the future. Did you know, 99% of Realtors believe curb appeal is important in attracting a buyer? It makes sense when you consider that most people start the home buying process by looking at photos online!
If you’re feeling like your home could use an upgrade on its curb appeal, consider adding a portico, half porch, or full porch!
A portico is a small roof that covers just the front door of your home. They come in many different styles to suit your home’s aesthetic. From the minimalist bracket porticos, to the more ornate upper rail porticos, we can design the best one for you.
A portico provides solid curb appeal that accentuates your front entry. It helps to preserve the woodwork around your threshold and front door. It also shields your visitors from harsh weather and can protect your packages.
How much does a portico cost? You can expect to spend between $3,500 and $6,000 for a portico, but of course prices will vary based on size, style, and materials used. For the same reason, it can take one day to a full week to complete the build.
Half Front Porch
A half front porch is a nice option for smaller homes, if it fits better architecturally, or if you are on a budget but still want something impressive. They add strong curb appeal to your home and have room for seating. Half porches offer great protection for the woodwork around your front door and windows, as well as packages and visitors who arrive during inclement weather.
How much does it cost to build a half front porch? The average cost is between $8,000 and $12,000. Adding a half front porch can take three to ten days.
Full Front Porch
A full front porch is the quintessential option for Southern homes. We are often stereotyped as sitting on the porch in a rocking chair drinking sweet tea – and honestly, that sounds pretty great to us!
Adding a front porch brings amazing curb appeal! These designs often have plenty of room for relaxing and entertaining. They provide full protection for woodwork, windows, packages, and visitors during days with less-than-ideal weather. You can also save money on sky-high summer energy bills by providing shade to your home’s front façade.
How much does it cost to build a full front porch? These can range from $14,000 to $26,000 and an entire porch addition can take one to two weeks to complete.
Thinking of the Future
Although you’ll design a portico or front porch for yourself, it doesn’t hurt to think about resale value. These types of additions tend to be a great investment and Realtors agree! Approximately 96% of them have suggested that sellers improve their curb appeal before listing their home for sale, and 78% of home buyers either desire or demand a front porch before purchasing!
If you’ve been inspired to amp up your home entry’s curb appeal, give Georgia Front Porch a call today at 770-781-8234. You can also reach out online to request a quote or contact us with any questions you may have!