When you’re starting to think the front of your home is looking a little tired or could benefit from an update, new windows and doors are the ideal place to begin. Freshening up both the exterior and interior of a property, products can be chosen to enhance your property’s features without compromising on its character. However, for those looking to truly give the front of their home the wow factor, a new porch could be the ideal choice. Using high quality glazing, there are a number of options to consider.
Here’s our guide to designing the perfect new porch.
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A new porch consists of several elements. Therefore, when choosing the right design for your home, you have a number of decisions to make from selecting the best material to the most suitable windows and front door. Many like to match these to other features of their property. For example, if your existing front door is made from composite materials to emulate the look of traditional wood, you may like a porch which is similar in style. Or if you’ve just had crisp white uPVC windows installed, you could select a matching uPVC porch to keep the look uniform. Those in older properties often worry a new porch will look too modern, but there are many designs available which are in keeping with traditional period features. Find a porch which will enhance the style of your home, not dampen it.
Among the design choices you’ll need to make, don’t forget about the different types of glazing which you can choose for both the residential door and the windows at the front and side of the porch. For the entrance door, you can combine various features, including solid panels, glass panels and a fanlight which often comes in a traditional semi-circle shape and can even incorporate a unique patterned design. The glazing on the windows of the porch can consist of anything from clear glass with georgian bars to textured glazing with varying levels of privacy. Those wanting highly obscured glazing sometimes choose this option if they have installed a porch for the enhanced security benefits it offers their property. Some homeowners even opt to forgo any side windows and stick to beautiful brickwork which matches the rest of the house.
The finished new look for the front of your home is achieved with high quality hardware which means it has both the style and function you want for your updated entrance. A wide variety of options include door knockers, letter boxes, keyholes, handles, hinges and doorbells to ensure your porch acts as the new gateway to your home. This also means choosing products with sophisticated security features, as well as enhanced thermal efficiency to help keep your home warm. Porches may add the wow factor to the front of any property, but are highly functional too, adding more space, securing homes and enhancing energy efficiency.
Ready to select your new porch design?
Here at Your Price Windows, we have an extensive collection of porches to choose from. Whether looking for contemporary styles or those which fit in perfectly with heritage features, our specialists make the experience as enjoyable as possible. We cover a wide area of London, Surrey and surrounding areas, including Richmond, Purley and Biggin Hill. Get in touch to ask for a free quotation on any of our porches now.