Are you finally ready for that front porch (or to remodel an existing one) and want a rock-solid, traditional look? Front porch masonry and stone elements certainly help add a historic luster to a front porch addition.
Essentially, masonry is defined as any type of stonework put together with mortar. Although, masonry is not just limited to stone such as limestone and cast stone. Brick, tile, granite, marble, concrete, glass block, and adobe are also materials used in masonry for porches, homes, buildings, and more.
Discover our favorite areas for front porch masonry and what makes them so popular.
Masonry: A Traditional and Classic Look
Georgia Front Porch has built many handsome front porches over the years. Our expert team offers many ways to incorporate stone, tile, and brick into each project. For example, wrapping wood posts and bases (aka ‘piers’) with stacked stone adds texture and undeniable beauty. Many of our customers wish to update their existing porches with bluestone, limestone, granite, or other types of pavers on steps and flooring. Masonry often lends a charming luster to their home’s exterior. Stone ‘skirting’ (the area between the floor and the ground) adds an extra layer of beauty and visually anchors the house to the ground.
Stone front porches offer a wide range of benefits:
- Virtually weather-proof
- Low maintenance
- Unique patterns versus repeated patterns of wood or concrete
- Wide variety of materials to choose from
- Outstanding curb appeal that adds significant value to your property
You might wish to consider the virtues of a stamped concrete porch with matching steps that use the same color and pattern to unify the design. Or, mimic brick using a stamping or stenciling technique. This gives your porch the appearance of hand-laid brick but often at a lower cost.
Let’s be honest, beautiful masonry never goes out of style. Like any fine wine, it gets better with age. Now is the time to add the front porch masonry addition you’ve always dreamed of (or maybe a simple remodel will do). Increase the value of your home, as well as add a fresh look that will create more space.
Georgia Front Porch is Your Premier Source for Front Porch Masonry Design and Installation
As Georgia’s premier front porch builder, we’re happy to meet with you and share the gambit of options that can make your home’s (stone) porch the perfect outdoor living space that adds incredible value and beauty to your home.
Our design team can take a photo of your home and render it to show you a variety of designs and styles that could work best. Learn more about our porch design rendering process and why we are the best.
Do you already have design ideas and your inspirational photos or are you starting from scratch? Whatever the case, Georgia Front Porch is excited to build you a beautiful new addition to your home.
Contact us today to get started on a stunning front porch masonry project that will for sure be a conversation starter.