The porch you choose for your home can make your home stand out, or it can be an eyesore. Porches are more than a way to remain dry from the rain. Many families like to sit on their porches and enjoy their surroundings. If you desire a new porch in addition to your remodeling project, you should keep the function of your porch in mind when you develop the design.
Your Porch Should Be Proportional to the Size of Your Home
Porches shouldn’t be overbearing. In fact, they should be proportional to the size of your home. You should consider the size of your porch relative to the size of your home in order to determine the appropriate size for you. It’s important to keep in mind that some porches are naturally larger. For instance, a porch that wraps around your home can suit both a small and a large home.
Choose a Porch that Reflects the Style of Your Home
Another important consideration to make when you are deciding on porches is the style. There are many different styles of porches that are designed to complement the outside aesthetics of homes. Although there are no hard-fast rules that your porch should match your home; however, if it does, it enhances your home’s outward appearance.
After your porch is complete, you can use furniture and other décor to accentuate both the style of your porch and your home. For instance, many traditional homes with large porches add swings, plants, and flowers to complete the look of their porch.
Open Vs. Closed Porches
Porches are often constructed using columns or railings. The architectural design you choose will help determine the function of your porch. If you choose a porch with open railings, then you won’t have as much privacy as a porch that has a complete wall surrounding the porch. Additionally, walls on your porch help block severe weather from getting into your home. These walls also serve as a barrier preventing critters from having easy access to your home.
In Minneapolis and the surrounding area, CT Construction is a leader in home remodeling projects. Whether you are interested in adding a room, transforming your kitchen, or adding a porch to your home, we encourage you to contact us using our website or via the phone. We are more than happy to give you advice or an estimate on your remodeling project.