Transform the Front of your House with a Custom Porch

Whether you have a large or small space, adding a custom porch can transform the look of the outside of your house at a much lower cost than a full home renovation. Here are ALD, we can help you plan and build the exact porch you want. Custom front porches can add a welcoming entrance, and even protection from wind, rain, and snow.

For people who have a small space in the back, or for those who want a beautiful and inviting front, custom porches are a great idea.

Every custom porch is valuable to the people who design it because it is unique to their own style choices. Here are three benefits for adding a porch, and three different types of porches that we feel are customer favorites.

Benefits of Adding a Custom Porch

While there are numerous reasons for adding a custom porch, three of the main reasons people call us to add a porch is because it adds value to their home, provides entertainment space, and provides an area to relax.

Adding a Porch Adds Value to your Home

One of the biggest attractions for putting in a custom porch is that it will add more value to your home than what it costs to build it. Whether you are looking to move in the future or not, houses with a lovely front porch will appraise for more, and if you ever want to sell, your home will sell for more.

Not only can you enjoy the benefits of having a beautiful porch, if you choose to sell your house, it will also be a high selling point.

Custom Porches Provide Extra Entertainment Space

Adding a porch gives you more area for entertaining your family and friends. If the weather is beautiful, your porch can provide a great space for hanging out, grilling, or just catching up with your loved ones. For a lot of people, having a pleasant outdoor space to host other people is a nice reprieve from having to prepare your whole house for guests.

If you have a covered porch, outdoor entertainment can still be an option even during bad weather. Here at ALD, we pride ourselves in our ability to create the porch you want.

Depending on the size of your house, having a charming porch area for entertainment can help expand the space you have available. For homes with a smaller interior, having an ample outdoor space is an ideal way to host as many people as you want without having to worry about overcrowding.

Your Porch Can Be Your Oasis

We can build a custom porch to meet all your relaxation needs. If you want to relax outside after a long day, watch the rain or snowfall from a covered awning, or enjoy the sunrises and sunsets from your favorite view, porches can accommodate your desires to be with nature.

By creating a custom space, you can think about what you value about nature and build your porch to meet those desires. If you have an excellent deck for watching a sunrise, you may want a lovely porch for watching sunsets. Some people have a desire to people watch in the city or nature watch in the country.

Different Types of Porches

While the design of a porch is limitless and can be literally anything you dream of, here are three types of porches that are common.

Traditional Front Porch

The traditional front porch is the most common and is designed for people who want an entryway that is welcoming and often covered to keep people out of the elements. Even the most basic front porch can add a different design to the front of your house.

We can create an elegant space with multilevel options or a smaller square or rectangle with a simple design. Either way, front porches are a great way to add a welcoming dynamic to the front of your house.

Wraparound Porch

Covered or not, wraparound porches are desired by a lot of people and make a prominent selling point. Because the porch wraps around a section of your house, there are a lot of design options. The breakup of space, where part of it is on one side the house and part of it is in another section, makes it easy to design different areas that serve various purposes.

If you want a relaxing area and an entertaining area, wraparound porches allow the flexibility to do so. Wraparound porches are a great way to extend your living space, especially if your deck is covered. These porches offer a lot of space, so people don’t feel crowded.

Another benefit of a wraparound porch is that it will provide shade to multiple sides of your house, helping you save on heating or cooling costs if you plan it to do so.  If a covered porch is what you have in mind, contact us and we can walk you through design options.

Screened-In Porch

Screened-in porches offer a space that has most of the benefits of an outdoor space, without any negatives of outdoor spaces. For people who don’t like bugs, screened in porches allow you to sit outside to enjoy a breeze without having to worry about bugs flying around.

Porches that are screened are better suited for doing various activities. There are types of screen that can are durable for pets and children. Out of all of the different porches, screened-in porches are best suited to withstand most weather.

Even more interesting, your custom screened-in porch can include roll-up screens. For people who enjoy a variety of different experiences, the screens on many modern porches can roll up with the click of a remote button. Being able to change the look of your porch with just a click of the button makes screened-in porches even more appealing.

Final Thoughts

Adding a custom porch can add value to your home, add flair to the front of your house, give you additional living space, and provide you with a comfortable place to relax and unwind after the busyness of life. At ALD, we value creating porches you love, that is built to last.

After you’ve decided that you want to add a porch, contact us to discuss design options and different material options that can help you enjoy a maintenance free outdoor space for many years to come.