Back in 2014, August was deemed “National Curb Appeal Month,” creating a month-long period dedicated to helping homeowners focus on ways to add value and curb appeal to their home’s front exterior.
This is significant – especially in today’s buy/sell housing market – as many potential home buyers make a “street decision’” in less than 12 seconds on whether or not to view a home that’s for sale,” according to the National Association of Realtors.
With Archadeck Of Akron You Get Much More Than An Outdoor Living Space Builder
Here at Archadeck of Akron we are known for designing and building extraordinary outdoor living spaces, specifically some of the most spectacular backyard decks in the greater Akron area.
When this Akron family contacted us to replace the existing deck for the front of their home, we took a good long look at the entrance.
“Would a new deck in this location enhance your enjoyment? Was the front of the house the ideal place for a recreational outdoor space?,” asked our Archadeck Design Consultant.
When exploring the best fit for their front entry, we offered some insight and suggestions to help them think about what type front of home addition made the most sense for their lifestyle and the look they wanted to achieve.
After more conversation and touring the exterior landscape of the home, it appeared that a hardscapes space might better meet their long-term needs better than just replacing the existing deck.
We presented the idea of designing and installing a hardscape paver sidewalk and custom front entry landing. It turns out that a traditional entryway with an attractive hardscape landing better met their needs and achieved the look they had in mind!
Important decisions like these are just another more reason why an at-home design consultation is just the first step of the Archadeck process. Our extensive experience in all genres of outdoor construction gives us the ability to go beyond just replacement of what they already had in place. We pride ourselves on listening carefully and offering ideas that fit our client’s goals and objectives for beautification, utility and functionality.
Adding A Front Porch To Your Home Is A Great Way To Refresh Your Home’s Overall Appearance!
Archadeck of Akron builds front porches that are beautiful, as well as practical. For instance, a porch roof extending out from over your front entrance is great protection, especially when you’re trying to stay dry while bringing in groceries during a downpour. And those home delivery packages that sit outside and run the risk of the elements, they’ll appreciate that protection, too. An additional benefit of having a protected area as your entrance is the way it protects and prolongs the life of your front door, shutters, windows and other exterior finish details you have in place. A front door, windows and shutters that aren’t constantly exposed to the harsh elements will need less maintenance, painting and will enjoy a longer life than those that receive direct sunlight or exposure to rain, ice or snow.
Take a look at how Archadeck of Akron transformed the front entry and entire curb appeal of this home in Akron for the better:
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A front porch too, is simply a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. With a roof in place, you just may want us to add a porch swing, just like homeowners have did for generations!
“PORCH POWER” IS JUST ANOTHER WAY TO SAY CURB APPEAL, IN OUR BOOK
Data proves that adding a porch will very likely increase your home’s value, too. As a homeowner, when it’s time to sell your home, you’ll surely recoup the money you spent to add a porch. Sources say the average return on investment (ROI) for a porch addition is a significant 84%.
Keep in mind that the ROI will depend on the real estate market in your area when you list your home. As with many things in life, timing is a key factor. If conditions are in your favor, including the value of nearby homes, you may possibly recoup 100% of your porch investment – or more.
Archadeck Of Akron has You Covered With Aesthetics And Style
Are you thinking of updating your home’s exterior? Are you poised to increase your home’s cub appeal? You front entry is the best place to start. We would love to discuss ways to help you improve the functionality and beauty of your home’s entry. Click here and let’s chat.
Patrick Sluss, owner Archadeck of Akron.