How to Really Make an Entrance: Full Front Porches Give Homes an Instant Facelift
A full front porch addition to your home instantly enhances curb appeal, expands living space, and can impact the value of your property. Whether you are considering a front porch addition or porch remodel, Georgia Front Porch has the experience and expertise to meet your design objectives.
We invite you to browse through our gallery of “before” and “after” front porch transformations to begin planning your project. You may see a home that resembles your own, or you may be inspired by our front porches.
What draws people to consider a front porch addition? To begin with, what could be a more Southern tradition than sweet tea and snacks, and friendly conversation with friends, family, and neighbors, on front porches? And, along with adding more living space to your home, full front porches bring amazing, head-turning curb appeal! It also protects your front entry and woodwork. Finally, you’ll probably enjoy lower cooling bills in the hot Georgia summers by providing sought-after shade.
We’ll help you select the ideal full front porch style to complement your home and fit your budget. Our design team will make style recommendations that might include the popular yet traditional Southern porch style featuring classic columns and balusters that stretch across your home’s façade. Or, if you’re looking to really maximize your outdoor living space, you may opt for an expansive wrap-around porch design. With modest budget and home styles, a simple gabled roof may be the perfect design solution for much-needed curb appeal. Georgia Front Porch also designs larger scale projects that feature impressive two-story pillars with intricate capitals and cornices. If your tastes are more Victorian in nature, we can create a stunning Queen Anne porch style that features elaborate spindle work, finials, corner brackets and more. On the other end of the spectrum is a Craftsman porch style which utilizes natural and handcrafted materials like brick, wood, or stone and often features timber construction and stone pillars. For a low-maintenance porch design, we recommend a steel roof. For added appeal, try an arched entryway.
Our project designer will meet with you to discuss your needs, your full front porch ideas, budget, and time frame. Georgia Front Porch can even create Photoshop mockups of what your new porch will look like on your existing residence. As a homeowner, we think you’ll be delighted with our ‘photo renditions’ that allow you to truly visualize what a difference front porches make – as well as helping you see what design options we recommend that should work best for your residence.
Once you select a preferred style, we will consult with you to determine the appropriate amount of square footage, lighting, column styles, and more. There are also a variety of flooring styles available, and you may choose to modify your existing stoop with stone, PVC flooring, IPE (exotic wood), tile or another material. All aspects of the project will be clearly defined to eliminate surprises and to ensure that you have an excellent experience from start to finish.
Enjoy your tour through Georgia Front Porch’s Style Gallery, then give us a call or request a FREE design consultation.