Porch Remodel Guide: Choose the Type of Porch That’s Best For Your Home

Ever dream of cozying up outside on your porch with a great book and a cup of coffee on a Saturday morning? If you’ve been toying with the idea of adding a porch to your home but don’t know where to start, Center Island Contracting has you covered. Different types of porches serve different functions for different houses, and can add more curb appeal to your property. A porch can extend your functional living space, add more square footage to your outdoor space and give yourself a space to relax before or after a long day at work. Below is a guide to your porch remodel, demonstrating the different types of porches to consider building.

Wraparound Porch

Wraparound porches offer views of your entire property and provide more shade during the summer months. Since this type of porch wraps around all or most of your house, it offers more functional living space for your family. With a wraparound porch, you’re not limited to one seating area. Create a seating area with porch swings or rocking chairs in the front and switch gears for a dining area out back.

Screened Porch

Screened in porches protect from pesky bugs and strong sunlight, and allow you to enjoy the breeze while shielding you from the elements. Watch a rainstorm from your screened porch, and enjoy the benefits that this type of porch offers such a providing the feel of an indoor space outdoors.

Open Porch

Opposite from a screened porch, an open porch won’t protect from outside elements but will provide a covered area for you to enjoy in the summer when you’re in need of shade. There are no screens on an open porch, just support columns holding up a roof.

Front Porch

A front porch is the most common type of porch and extends the entryway of your home. If you have visitors, a front porch is a welcoming space for them to wait until you open the door for them. Depending on the exterior style of your home, there are many designs to choose from when adding a front porch, making it a versatile option for homeowners.

Sun Porch

Sun porches are typically enclosed additions to houses, usually screened in or glassed in. A sun porch allows homeowners to enjoy exposure to the sun, but offers a protective barrier from outdoor elements like snow or rain.

Our qualified professional kitchen remodeling team can assist you in creating the porch of your dreams. For more information on our Long Island-based kitchen remodeling contractors, email us or call (631) 465-9765.


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