Without question, the answer is “YES,” a porch will add value to your home – in many ways.
As you can imagine, there are several ways to answer this question about how valuable a porch addition is to your home, as value means different things to different people and in various situations.
When a person asks about value, some may assume it is just a financial consideration, and sometimes it is – especially if you plan to sell your home. Whether you’re going to list your home or hope to stay there forever, adding a porch increases your home’s value in more ways than one.
A Porch Adds Monetary Value To Your Home
First of all, in terms of a financial return on your monetary investment, expert sources have reported that the average return on investment for a porch home improvement addition is 84%.
Furthermore, a well-constructed, highly functional and aesthetically pleasing porch may increase the resale value of your home by even more. Buyers often perceive it as a valuable addition and may be willing to pay more for a home with a beautiful, well-designed and maintained porch.
A Porch Adds Curb Appeal Value To Your Home
In the eyes of the beholder, stunning curb appeal is a great value when added to your home. A well-designed front porch can significantly enhance curb appeal of your home by creating a welcoming and attractive entryway, making your home more appealing to potential buyers.
As for adding value by maximizing functionality, a porch provides additional usable space for relaxation, entertaining, leisurely conversation and dining. It effectively extends your living area and will be a desirable feature for many buyers.
A Porch Adds Value To Your Home By Creating A New Outdoor Living Space
Here in West Central Ohio and Southwest Ohio, a porch often functions as a highly desirable outdoor living space, allowing families to enjoy fresh air and the outdoors without leaving the comfort of their home. This in itself can be a major selling point when considering value.
When it comes to energy efficiency, a porch also adds value by providing shade and reducing direct sunlight exposure to your home's interior. This can lead to significant energy savings by reducing cooling costs in the summer.
A Screened Porch Adds Value To Your Home By Keeping Undesirable Elements Out
While providing a safe and functional space for outdoor living enjoyment, by adding a screened porch to your home, the value quotient increases exponentially.
A screened-in porch area caters to a variety of needs, like bug-free outdoor dining, eliminating the entry of bothersome and potentially dangerous insects like mosquitoes, and keeping windblown exterior debris outside the screened porch – where it all belongs.
As for psychological value, this new porch enclave will become your favorite spot for many private and relaxing moments. It will give you the ability to have a cozy reading nook, a place to meditate when peace and quiet surrounded by nature is desired, and create the perfect spot to kick back, relax and enjoy your favorite playlist.
Other Ways A New Porch Can Add Value To Your Home
A porch can be a valuable feature in areas with distinct seasons. In cooler climates, an enclosed or screened porch can extend the usability of outdoor space, providing a comfortable retreat during those months.
By contrast, in warmer climates, a shaded porch can offer a comfortable outdoor space to escape the heat.
As for the value of architectural harmony, an expertly designed and built porch by Archadeck will complement the architectural style of your home and can most definitely enhance its overall aesthetics and value. Our porch designs blend seamlessly with the existing structure, rather than appearing as an uncoordinated addition.
How Can My Porch Retain Its Value Over Time?
Regular maintenance and proper upkeep of your porch are essential to maintain its value. A neglected porch can become a liability rather than an asset. Be sure it is cleaned regularly and maintained as needed to preserve it’s look, feel and functionality.
The choice of materials for your porch can influence its value, durability and appeal. High-quality materials that are weather-resistant and low-maintenance can add more value in the long run.
Choosing low maintenance composite and advanced PVC decking materials is a great start. For wood lovers, naturally resistant cedar and pressure-treated lumber are also great choices.
Furthermore, consider incorporating functional features into your porch design, adding value with built-in seating, overhead and accent lighting, ceiling fans, and outdoor kitchens. These amenities can enhance the appeal and usability of the porch adding to its long-term value.
Hiring Experienced Professionals For The Design And Construction Of Your Porch Can Ensure It Meets Quality Standards And Adheres To Local Regulations, Ultimately Enhancing Its Value
As your local expert porch builder here in the greater Cincinnati and Dayton area, you can trust Archadeck to design and build the porch that you have been longing for.
For a complimentary design consultation, call us at 937-563-4847; or click this link to connect with us instantly.