Custom Porch Ideas for Your Home
Florida is one of the best states for you to enjoy being outside. When you design your home, you should think about the outside elements just as much as the inside. A porch is a great addition to your home. A porch adds character to the exterior and it’s a great space for you to sit and spend time alone or with loved ones.
Think about a porch as an additional room to your home. For this article, our team of designers at Luxury Home Solutions wanted to share with you some porch ideas, as well as things to do with your porch. Don’t let this space go to waste! There’s so many ways to design a porch to suit your needs and wants!
Types of Porches:
- Open porches – An open porch has a rood over a deck or patio, but it is not screened in. When it gets buggy or rainy, these porches aren’t good for sitting in. However, these porches get great breezes and it provides a lot of shade.
- Farmers porches – These are like open porches, but they extend the whole length of the front of the home. These porches are aesthetically beautiful and give you more room to sit outside.
- Screened porches – Most people place screened porches in the backyard. You can do so many things with a screened porch including: cathedral ceilings, flat ceilings, shed roof, hip roof, gable roof, skylights, rustic beams, finished trims, kneewalls, rails, and more. In Florida, screened porches are usable all throughout the year.
- Portico/Front Entry – A portico or front entry porches have an awning over the front door, which can protect you and guests from bad weather when they arrive. These types of porches can be designed in many ways that can add character to your home. You can entice guests to your front door through bold or ornate design elements.
- Build a stone fireplace on the porch for those chilly nights.
- Install ceiling fans into the ceiling to create more of a breeze.
- Make the outdoors connect to the indoors by using similar furniture on the porch.
- Install French doors and large window panes that lets a lot of light flow into your home from the porch.
- Railings can change the entire look of your porch. There’s ornate railing, thick railings, thin railing, and more. Your options are endless!
Ready to build a beautiful porch on your home? Let us help you make it happen. Tell us your porch ideas and we can make it happen! Luxury Home Solutions builds custom luxury homes, outdoor living spaces, and offers home renovations in Naples, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Marco Island, and other cities in Southwest Florida. To view more of our porch designs, visit our Home Design page. Call us at 239-728-2143 or click our Naples custom home builder contact page to get started today on your luxury dream home or porch!