Front Porch Bench – Where do the front porches go? Many homes now have very small verandas. Although the front porch makes the return of many people have asked what options they may have to build a bigger front porch. First, determine the goals you want. Is it to create a steeper road appeal or do you plan to use it as a place to watch the world go by? Do you want a little privacy when you’re on your homepage or would you prefer to invite people to come by and chat, all this and more likely to do.
Next, specify the space you own by considering the existing window and landscape. Often we surround a small terrace with bushes. Removing it can give you more than enough space to expand your terrace. Sometimes it’s hard to imagine what a tower looks like. Fortunately, there are free 3-D drawing programs available on the web that you can use to help explore the possibilities. This program not only allows you to draw your home in 3-D but also provides many landscape features that you can add to explore different views.
The first option, of course, is the only add-on to the existing terrace. Depending on your current core design and covering this may require the use of a professional contractor. To expand our terrace, we had to extend the roofline, add supporting columns, and pour concrete to fit the existing terrace. Depending on your budget this choice can be the best solution. There are cheaper options, however. Consider adding an additional “patio terrace”. It is relatively cheap depending on the design, looks good, and can be styled for various purposes. Whether the existing terrace is elevated or only has one or two steps, building an adjacent terrace make your small terrace more functional. You can landscape if for privacy with a scrub to create a private corner for reading or a place for a table and a small chair to enjoy a glass of wine.
Enjoy the company of others? Depending on the space available, create a natural conversation area by placing a seat and a strategic bench around the focal point. Create a large curb appeal with your porch. Use a unique landscape, a statue, or perhaps add water features that can be easily seen from the streets. Include a wide path leading to the patio area and landscape appropriately. Do not have room for both sides of the existing terrace? Creating a larger landing area at the bottom of the stairs is also a fantastic way to maximize your porch and create a steep appeal. Place benches on both sides of the widespread landing, show off the path leading to it, and now you have a comfortable and friendly area to entertain passersby.