Custom Porches—Good, Better & Best
What Are the Differences Between Our Custom Porch Projects?
As spring finally begins to emerge from the dreary shadows of this bitter winter, it’s nice to start dreaming of a time when we can all enjoy the sunshine. In the South, enjoying the sunshine can be limited to the spring, before the summer sun begins to bake the square concrete pad (or rickety deck) that came with your house. A new porch, whether screened or covered, can be the most enjoyable investment you make in your home.
Enjoy indoor/outdoor living year-round with a couple of ceiling fans, a fireplace, or even heaters mounted from the ceiling. Like all remodeling projects, porches can vary in price dramatically and the devil is in the details. The best way to classify the differences in porches (and the pricing) is to start with good, better, and best.
The “Good” Porch Remodel
This kind of remodel usually includes a standard covered porch with a shed-style shingle roof, basic square or round columns, a plywood ceiling, modest lighting and ceiling fan, and a concrete porch surface or patio pavers.
This can absolutely get the job done and is the most cost-effective way to enjoy the outdoors without breaking the bank.
The “Better” Porch Remodel
Enjoy a covered or screened-in porch with a gable roof and vaulted beadboard ceiling. It’s built on a raised wooden deck with decorative railings and detailed columns, and a complex lighting package with stone or wooden accents ties the whole space together.
This porch is both functional and aesthetically pleasing for the homeowner with a specific style and a discerning appreciation of the details.
The “Best” Porch Remodel
This remodel frequently features a covered or screened-in porch with complex lines and standing seam metal roofing, and a vaulted beadboard ceiling with dropped beams. Choose to add a unique lighting package, a stone fireplace, and fans and heaters to add to your comfort level all year round. The substantial columns with intricate trim details and full masonry foundation with decorative stamped concrete or tile patio surface will upgrade the overall design.
This porch can be enjoyed year-round and is perfect for simple relaxation or the most popular entertainment spot with family and friends.
The nice thing about these porch options, all of which are beautiful in their own way, is they can be interchangeable, depending on your budget, style, and needs.
For more information on porches or some pictures to get the inspirational juices flowing, check out our porch portfolio. To schedule your consultation about porch remodels in the Charlotte area, contact our builders today!