Front Porch AdditionA front porch addition adds immediate value and instant curb appeal to any home. From building a front porch to installing porch enclosures like screened-porch-kits for added living space, porch additions are almost always worth the cost. Not only are there several different options and designs for additions, but also several factors you should consider to maximize your value and comfort.
Whether replacing an existing pediment with a roof or building a large wrap around front porch, you'll quickly find the option you need.
Just imagine adding a porch like Tricia did and how that will make you feel about your home!
Your front porch addition may be simply replacing an existing pediment (like the one pictured above the door at right) with a roof over your entrance.
Depending on the style of your home, you might opt for a "shed roof" style or perhaps build an appealing gable roof complete with skylights.
In addition to placing a roof over a small entrance, you could "extend" your porch by building an adjacent patio area for seating.
Or, extend both the roof and the size to make it a country, contemporary, or other porch style. You have a myriad of ideas and designs from which to choose. We can help.
Get Started with Your Front Porch Addition
Find the Right Design
Selecting the right porch style is important. Your addition needs to match or complement your home's architecture.
Begin by determining the style, size and design of your porch addition.
Our Front Porch Designs section will give you a myriad of styles to compare so you can find just the right one for your home.
Visualize Your Front Porch Addition
Use our Porch Visualizer to see how a porch addition will change the look of a home.
We feature both a ranch and two-story home and include various porch designs from simple pergola to expansive gable roofs along with different railing and column options.
Build It Yourself
Use our How to Build Your Own Porch sectionOur information will help you to know if you have the skills to build your own front porch addition. Review the building process and components you'll need to successfully build your addition.
We cover everything from "below" the ground to finishing the roof. It's the most comprehensive information you'll find together anywhere!
Build Your Front Porch Addition from a Plan
Plan #503497Have you considered building an addition from a front porch plan?
Here's your opportunity to find a plan that might be just right for you. Looking for other small porch plans from which to build?
Explore What You Will Need
Use our Anatomy of a Porch sectionAcquaint yourself with each component of your porch, from the lights, columns, railings, to doors, decking, and skirting to name a few.
Include a Screen Porch in Your Plan
Get Screen Porch IdeasOur Screened Porch section is chock full of screen porch ideas, screen porch kits, screen panels, and lot more.
You will find information on determining the purpose, architecture, and even tips on location that will make yours a perfect porch addition.
One of our favorites is to build a combination front porch and screened room. You get the best of both worlds and they can add real curb appeal and value to your home!
Check Out Our Front Porch Illustrator
If you are thinking of building a new front porch or remodeling your existing one, we recommend you see our Front Porch Designs Illustrator
We start with a basic ranch home design and show you over 15 different porch styles, ranging from porticos to expansive front porches.
Rather see a two-story home with porch options? We show you 17 different porch styles and variations plus we add different landscaping and walk ways.
The Front Porch Designs Illustrator
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