Why Your Home Needs a Deck and Porch
Being able to enjoy the exterior of your home as much as the interior comes down to one major thing— having the area to enjoy it.
While you may love the look of your home’s exterior, you’ll be unable to truly experience your exterior without the proper structure. Loving the location of your home, its yard, or your neighborhood are great reasons to expand outdoors. Decks and porches create environments for living and entertaining outside, and there are many reasons to invest in these structures for your home with Lakeside R&D.
Top 6 Benefits of a Porch or Deck
Allowing an exterior remodeler to help you install a deck or porch addition can bring about many benefits to your home. Here are six reasons to consider that addition.
1. Beautiful Exterior
While appearances aren’t everything, they certainly are an important factor in a home. And the way your exterior look creates the impression guests have for the rest of your property. A front porch or back deck is an excellent way to beautify a home exterior.
It adds interest to the entrance, and when done properly, it packs a punch with quality materials that elevate your curb appeal. Take some time to envision how you want your home to look. Gain some ideas of beautiful porches and decks in our design gallery.
2. Versatile Roofline
Rooflines comprise a large portion of the exterior view of a home. Flat and boring rooflines drag the rest of the home down. A front porch addition creates a focal feature and can add angles, pitches, and dimension to a flat roofline. Decks will not have the same impact, as they require no roof, but a well-constructed porch can truly create intrigue on the face of a home.
3. Homey Feel
There’s nothing more inviting than a cozy front porch. It’s the perfect way to make a home feel more calm and welcoming. Decks also create a great environment to relax and take a load off. They make a home feel cozy on the exterior as well, which can be a greater feat than making your interior comfy.
A porch provides a home’s entrance protection from the elements. This covered structure shelters from the sun’s rays and from rain, wind, and snow, protecting both people and the home’s doors, windows, and other features.
5. Additional Living Space
Who doesn’t love extra space for entertaining and enjoying your home? A porch or deck can provide that. Decks are great spaces for hosting parties and have a place for guests to enjoy your property.
They can be designed with built-in benches or offer an area for beautiful outdoor furniture with a kitchenette.
6. Increased Home Value
With additional living space that also increases the curb appeal of your home, a porch and deck will increase the value of your home. But the value added will be contingent on a variety of factors, so you’ll want to ensure you are building the right structure the right way.
Work with an exterior remodeler to get the best design ideas and add the greatest value to your home. They can direct you to the materials, style, and size of a porch or deck addition that will create value.
7. Affordable Addition
Decks and porches don’t just add value to a home by adding space; they are also a more affordable installation option. Sunrooms, home additions, and other structures can be time-consuming and costly to install, requiring foundational work or extensive structures. Decks and porches offer the perk of an added entertainment space but are less expensive.
Should I Choose a Porch or Deck?
Deciding what type of structure will work for your home comes down to your needs. The biggest difference between a deck and a porch is the covering. Decks are completely open structures attached to the home, while porches have a cover and are typically partially enclosed, whether by columns or some other structure.
Depending on whether you are looking for something in the front of the home, back of the home, in a warmer climate needing shade, or a place requiring open views, a porch can allot exterior protection while a deck can create an open exterior entertainment area.
Enjoy a Porch or Deck for Years to Come
By adding an immaculate deck or porch to your home’s exterior, you create an increased monetary and lifestyle value for your home. The right materials and design will set your deck addition apart. You deserve all of the benefits these structures can bring but without the headache of extensive maintenance and costs.
As an exterior remodeler, our Lakeside Renovation and Design team knows how an immaculate porch or deck addition can add to the look of your home. Learn more about how we can help create the perfect, value-adding porch or deck for your home with high-quality, low-maintenance materials.