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Where Is The Best Placement For My New Porch and How Do I Decide?

When it comes to investing in your home's outdoor living space, the emphasis often lies on the design and features of the new porch you're envisioning. However, an equally important consideration that often gets overshadowed is the placement of this new extension. At Archadeck of Nashville, we understand that finding the best placement for a new porch can be a blend of art and science.

What Your Home Says About Porch Placement

One of the first things to note is that your home's existing architecture will generally guide the best placement for your new porch. If you have second-story windows, this will inevitably influence the style of roof your porch will have. Similarly, existing features like cantilevers and bump-outs, such as bay windows, must be incorporated into your custom design. For instance, if your home has a bay window, a gable roof might intersect with it, dictating a different style like a shed or flat roof instead.​​​​​​

Porches and Your Lifestyle

Beyond structural factors, your lifestyle should also guide the placement. If you're aiming for an area focused on outdoor dining, placing the porch closer to your indoor or outdoor kitchen can save you many steps. Functionality tailors the space to fit your daily life seamlessly, enhancing the overall enjoyment of your new addition.

A Realm of Comfort Starts with a Screened Porch

If you've ever dreamt of having your coffee with a dash of fresh air but without the annoyance of bugs, a screened porch is your haven. But where should it be? Close to your bedroom to serve as a private sanctuary, or closer to the living areas for more social interactions? Your lifestyle's spatial and functional needs will dictate the ideal spot.


The Versatile Elegance of 3 & 4 Season Porches:

Unlike a traditional porch, 3 & 4-season porches give you more leeway to enjoy the outdoors. It’s almost like having an additional room that offers both comfort and a connection to the outside world. But remember, the best placement for these porches could be different than a traditional one. Perhaps you'd like it to face your garden, optimizing those beautiful views, or maybe you'd prefer it to be close to the indoor living spaces for better accessibility.

Factors that Could Complicate Things

Utilities like air conditioning units, water spigots, and gas meters can affect the placement. Thankfully, our expert team can either work around these utilities or help get them relocated. It's crucial to factor in these elements during planning to avoid delays or last-minute changes.

Deck and Patio Synergy

If you’re thinking about a porch as part of a larger outdoor living space that includes a deck or patio, then coordination becomes vital. Doors, bump-outs, and other structural features will define these combined spaces' starting and stopping points.​​​​​​

The Archadeck Process

We begin our collaboration with a design consultation to understand your unique needs, wishes, and home’s physical attributes. By marrying these elements, we can recommend the best placement for your new porch, be it an intimate screened porch or a sprawling 3 or 4-season porch.

Your Next Step Forward

Ready to take the guesswork out of deciding where to place your new porch? Contact Archadeck of Nashville today by calling (615) 640-3628 or filling out our contact form to start crafting your envisioned porch. Our blend of craftsmanship and meticulous planning makes us the trusted choice for turning your outdoor living dreams into reality.​​​​​​