Where did all the front porches go? Many homes today have very small porches. Although front porches are making a comeback many people have asked what options they might have short of building a new larger front porch.
First, determine your intended goal. Is it to create more curb appeal or do you plan to use it as a place from which to watch the world go by?
Would you like a little privacy when on your porch or would you rather make it inviting for folks to stop by and chat? All these and more are possible.
Next, determine the space you have available taking into consideration existing windows and landscaping. Often times we’ve surrounded the small porch with shrubbery; removing it could give you more than sufficient room to expand your porch. Sometimes it is difficult to envision what a porch expansion could look like. Fortunately, there are free software 3-D drawing programs available on the web you can use to help explore the possibilities. These programs not only allow you to draw your home in 3-D but also provide a multitude of landscaping features you can add to explore different looks.