What are porches for?
A porch acts as a welcome area to your home, providing valuable storage space in which you can store muddy boots, hang your coats, and even take a seat to put on your shoes. While they add extra insulation to your property – blocking cold air and gusts of wind from entering your hallway or living room, their glazed panels allow lots of natural light to enter your home.
As a small extra room in your home, it’s no surprise that porches are regarded as one of the most versatile and cost-effective home improvements that you can add to your property. Homeowners are often overjoyed to have the additional space, adding storage containers, seating, and even plants to their new entrance area.
If you think a porch only adds value to your house because of the extra square footage, you’d be mistaken. A porch also increases the kerb appeal of your property – much to the delight of potential buyers.
How you use your extra space is completely up to you. But whatever your needs, there is bound to be a porch type you’ll love.
What are the different types of porch?
When looking for the perfect type of porch for your home and lifestyle you’ll soon discover there’s plenty of options to choose from. To make narrowing down your choices a little easier, we recommend deciding on whether you’d like an open canopy over your front door or an enclosed porch to store all of your gear.
To give you an idea of what might work for you, here are a few well-loved porch styles: