Practical Benefits of Adding a Front Porch
Beyond the beauty of adding a front porch or new portico there are also several practical benefits including a good return-on-investment, enlarged living space, protection for your front door and foyer and more. Here are a few ways building a full front porch is a great investment.
An impressive front entry is a critical aspect of curb appeal. The most dramatic transformation happens when a “flat-faced” home receive a new portico or full, covered front porch. Adding a front porch can remake the face of your home. Front entryways are gracefully defined with architectural components that beautifully complement your home’s style.
Enhanced curb appeal is always desirable, and can translate into a higher selling price for your home down the road. The fiscal benefit of adding a front porch is direct: Realtors often mention the importance of the front entry in photo listings and buyer visits.
Protection from the Elements
A front entry with no covering exposes your guests and home to damaging sun and rain. Adding a front porch or portico provides great protection for your front door, hardware, trim, lighting, and even foyer. Your guests will truly appreciate it on rainy or sunny day. It can even help lower your summer energy bills.
If you have children or neighbors, nothing beats a covered front porch for entertaining! Building a full front porch creates a wonderful place to socialize, catch up on the latest news or just relax and enjoy the company.
Living is Easy
An expansive, shady full front porch offers a delightful retreat. Add ceiling fans, comfortable chairs and tables and you’ve just added alot more square footage to your home! Building a front porch is like adding on a new, outdoor room – a special place to unwind and watch the rest of the world whirl by.