If you’re looking to modernise your home or add some space there are several things that you can do, however, many homeowners forget that building a porch is even an option. It’s surprising how useful a porch can be, whether you utilise the space to store all those muddy boots and coats, or to add some natural light into your hallway, a porch can transform the front of your home. If this has got you interested, then read on to learn how porches can benefit your home.
If you’re running out of space in your home, then a front porch is a great area to use for storage. Adding a coat stand, shoe rack or storage trunk will keep everything neat and tidy without cluttering your direct living space; this will also limit the amount of dirt that is brought through your home. For those who are green fingered, porches can also be great places to grow plants, with plenty of sunlight streaming in you’ll soon have your own inside garden.
Porches can also be beneficial in how they can improve your home’s security. By having this additional space, it can be a useful way of deterring potential burglars as the extra door is another complication they’ll have to get past; if your home looks secure then it won’t be seen as an easy target. Just makes sure you don’t store anything valuable in the porch that can be seen by passersby.
Adds kerb appeal
Improving the way that the front of your house looks will not only make it aesthetically pleasing, but also create a great impression of the homeowners themselves. It can also improve your mood, since coming home to a clean and inviting exterior will make you feel a lot happier and relaxed for the evening; it’s also a lot more inviting for guest who will feel more welcome. Additionally, if you’re putting your home on the market, then porches can be great selling points for buyers and could make your house stand out amongst the rest.
An enclosed front porch can create an ‘airlock’ meaning that warm air will have fewer gaps to escape from. In the long run this can have a positive effect on your energy bills, especially in the winter.
If you’re now wondering, where can I go to have a porch installed? Then The Window Centre, based in Harrow, have a fantastic range of well designed and secure porches for you to choose from. Our expert team will help you design the best porch for your home, with features such as composite doors, double glazed windows and much more. Get in touch today to find out what we can do for you.