5 Reasons to Add a Porch to Your Home

5 Reasons to Add a Porch to Your Home
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    We pass houses with porches all the time without giving it much more thought than “that’s a nice-looking house”.

    We rarely recognize that the presence of a porch is a big part of what makes the home look great.


That’s because until you have a porch you don’t realize how great they can be. Here are five of the many reasons you should consider adding a porch to your own home.

Increase Value

Adding any extra space adds to the value of your home, especially if it stands out, offers potential for added use, looks good, and has been done to a high standard. A porch can easily be all these things. You might be thinking that you don’t need to add value to your home as selling isn’t an option. But, you never know what the future might bring. Adding value could also benefit your children in the long term, or give you greater options if you ever need to re-mortgage.

Improve Curb Appeal

If you do ever consider selling your home, it’s curb appeal could be a huge factor. Curb appeal is basically how your home looks from the curb. Does it stand out? Is it attractive? Neat and tidy? Well looked after? Is there potential for future changes and developments? The approach to your home is incredibly important. Even if you don’t want to think about selling, add a porch and you’ll have a welcoming and appealing home which is inviting for guests and can improve your own mood after a tough day at work.

Porches come in a huge range of different shapes and styles so you have plenty of options when it comes to making your home unique and stylish. See a potential porch as a true extension of your home and carry your personality, style, and taste through to it, both inside and outside.

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To Add Space

Having a porch means you have a little more space before you truly enter your home. If your porch is big enough, or perhaps if you have a decking, you could install a comfy chair to sit on. Or you could just use it as a space to hang coats and keep dirty shoes. Whatever way you use a porch, it frees up that space in the rest of your home.

To Make Your Home More Secure

A porch adds an extra layer of security to your home. Any potential intruders now have to get through two doors instead of one. Criminals generally focus their attention on easy targets so simply having a porch can be enough to put them off trying to enter your home.


Yes, your porch can be used to store outdoor shoes and coats. But, the storage space can be used for so much more. You could have a bookshelf or a table in there. Or, it might just mean you’ve got somewhere to keep post and parcels until you are ready to unpack them.

Adding a porch to your home is a relatively easy job with so many advantages. If you are looking to make some changes to your home, this is definitely one to consider.

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