Add Character and Value to Your Home with a Porch Feature
Virtually any home can be enlivened with the addition of a stylish, complementary porch feature. Having a porch custom built to match your home's décor costs less than you may think and can seriously enhance its kerb appeal to boot.
Whether you're planning to put your home on the market or simply wish to make the most out of your living space, a porch can be a smart investment. Here are just a few reasons why you should consider a porch for your home:
The Right First Impression
What better way to welcome your guests than with a well-appointed porch feature?
Just think, your new porch could help create a positive first impression with any visitors to your home before they even step inside!
You can choose from a vast array of traditional and modern styles and designs when commissioning a porch feature. A slew of wall and brickwork options are available to accommodate most tastes and budgets.
There are numerous roofing styles to consider, including pitched, double-hipped-to-wall, single-hipped, and simple flat roofs. However, this list is not exhaustive. The best roofing style will depend on your property and this is something you can discuss with your chosen contractor.
Today's leading glazing companies will also offer you a choice of window styles. You may consider obscure glass, lead-effect, or even a special decorative glass design. No matter what you have in mind for your porch feature, a reputable glazing contractor can help to turn your vision into reality.
Enjoy More Light and Space
Porch features can help you make the most of the natural light around your property. Their glass windows direct warmth and sunlight into your home, creating a lighter, more pleasant living space.
Porches can also double up as useful storage spaces for your shoes, coats, umbrellas - or just about anything that you don't want to clutter your hallway.
Planning Permission is Not An Issue
The good news is that providing your proposed porch structure occupies less than 3m˛ of floor space (and is not within 2 meters of any boundary fronting a highway), no planning permission will be required.
If your porch exceeds this size, permission may be required. However, if you hire a reputable glazing specialist, they should be able to take care of any building regulations or planning requirements on your behalf.
Boost Your Home's Value
In today's market, commissioning a porch for your home can be surprisingly affordable and the chances are, will even boost its market value. So, a porch feature can be a particularly worthwhile investment if you're planning to sell your home at any time in the near or foreseeable future.
Make Your Home More Secure
Porches can add an extra level of security to your home, as any potential intruders will need to bypass another door in order to gain access to your property. What's more, porches can also be built to incorporate secure multi-point locking systems, which can help further deter intruders.