Ultimate Porch Design: Bring the Outdoors In
A porch is practical way to add livable space to your home. It is a space that merges the outdoors and the indoors into one room, providing you and your family with a place to enjoy a meal al fresco without the threat of bugs or intense sun. An informal rear porch can give your home a fun, stylish look, while a more formal porch can give your home more architectural presence. Whatever your porch design needs are in the Maryland, Washington, DC and Virginia area, call Wentworth, Inc. today!
At Wentworth, we find the opportunity to design and build the perfect porch for you and your family thrilling. A truly well designed porch is more than just a deck connected to your home. When designing a porch addition, we strive to enhance the home’s architectural integrity. The architectural style of your home will help us determine the best design solution. Whether your home is a Colonial Revival or is more contemporary, every porch addition is considered on a case-by-case basis, and only after a full analysis of your home and the way you live in it, can we be sure we’ve determined the best design for you! There are no one-size-fits-all porch additions at Wentworth. Each porch should be personal and suited to your lifestyle – whether the screened porch is needed for family gatherings and meals, or you want to give your home architectural character with a covered front entry.
Materials Matter in Porch Design
Porches tend to be small spaces, and any material used should be high-quality and practical for the type of porch. Because a truly good porch design or porch addition can transform the front façade of a home, it’s more appropriate to utilize high quality materials, such as brick, flagstone, redwood columns, wrought iron railings and a cooper-clad roof.
For a more casual rear porch, you have more flexibility. The rear porch can provide the ideal entertainment space in the privacy of your backyard or garden, or it can provide a rustic setting for meals. Here you might choose a wood floor set up on brick piers, a beadboard ceiling, simple post columns, screens to keep out insects, wood railings or even a skylight.