Transform the Look Of Your Home
A front porch is more than just an entrance to your home. It is a stage you can set in a way that shows off your home’s personality. It is a way to make guests feel welcomed before they even walk through the front door. It is a place for gathering with loved ones to share stories, laughter, and maybe a few glasses of iced tea on a warm summer evening. If your current porch leaves something to be desired, Kliethermes Homes & Remodeling can help you turn it into a more inviting place that also adds curb appeal to your home.
Without a porch, the front of your home can look bare, unfinished, and uninviting. A front porch will add dimension and transform the flat surface of your front door. Many people find that having a porch serves as a transitional space that provides a necessary flow from outside of your home to the inside. It also creates an area to greet or entertain guests. A new porch will add extra living space and could become your family’s new favorite spot outside!
TIPS FOR A UNIQUE PORCH
- Add a porch swing for additional seating
- Install a ceiling fan for increased air circulation
- Make it a screened-in porch to help keep bugs and pests away
- Add lights so it can be enjoyed day or night
- Incorporate furniture and accessories that show off your personal style
- Add details like columns or beadboard ceilings for extra flair
What Kind of Porch is Right for Me?
Not all porches are created equal! Before deciding on what kind of porch to build, consider what aspects are most appealing to you.
A screened porch is better suited for relaxing or even dining without the worry of pests or harsh sunlight. There are several options for screen materials. Some are tightly woven and block UV rays while others are pet and child proof for those with high energy little ones running around. Learn more about Screened Porches on our Outdoor Living Page.
A back porch doesn’t quite serve the same purpose as a front porch, but can still be an incredible addition to your home. A back porch is great for entertaining and enjoying the outdoors with family and friends. A back porch is generally much bigger and can be used to enjoy a garden view, watch the kids play, or use the grill.
A front porch is the most popular and traditional type of porch. It creates a landing zone between the sidewalk and your front door. A front porch is desirable to many homeowners because it helps create a connection to the neighborhood. Even a smaller, more modest porch can enhance your home and give guests a place to wait comfortably at the front door.
A wraparound porch can create a more expansive feeling to your home. It dramatically extends the living space and can connect multiple areas of your home. With a wraparound, you can create various “zones” for different purposes. You might have one section best suited for many guests and another area set up as a tranquil place to relax a read a book. The options are endless!
If you are ready to discuss adding or remodeling a porch, contact us today to set up a free consultation!