How to Design a New Porch

By 12th January 2019 Porch

A new porch offers a range of benefits for your home, giving the front of your property an overhaul while providing functionality in bucketloads. However, when thinking about the design of your porch, it can be hard to know where to start.

If you’d like some top tips for how to design a new porch for your property, read on.

Top tips for how to design a new porch for your home. Includes advice for choosing the right style, installing brickwork & glazing and ensuring your new porch is completely functional. Speak to a porch specialist now.Choosing the Right Style

While a new porch can update your property’s exterior, it shouldn’t look out of place. Many people choose to replace all of their windows at the same time which makes things easier, but there are plenty of options if looking for a porch design which is in keeping with your property style. From modern looking frames to traditional designs, customise the look of your porch with coloured frames and high quality hardware. There’s such a wide selection of customisable designs available that you’ll easily find one which enhances the rest of your property’s features.

Glazing & Brickwork

Achieving the right balance between brickwork and glazing is the key to designing a porch which looks attractive but doesn’t disrupt the functional benefits you want. For example, perhaps privacy is very important to you, but you don’t want to block out too much natural light coming into your hallway through your front door. There’s a range of textured and obscure glazing options available so that you have control over light and privacy, but many are happy to implement clear glazing in their porch design if their front door is already doing a great job. You can even choose solid panels, glass panels or a patterned fanlight for the entrance door. Any brickwork should blend in with the rest of your home perfectly.

Functionality

It’s easy to get swept up in how your new porch will look, but don’t forget about the functionality you want. Some homeowners want their new porch to provide additional warmth and security for their property, as well as extra storage space. This means choosing glass which has good levels of thermal insulation and a porch door with high security features. Many want to lock their porch, so remember to install all the features you’d expect from the first entrance to your home. This includes a high quality handle, letterbox and doorbell if your porch will act as your new front door.

Speak to a Porch Specialist

Here at Merton Windows, we deliver a simple step by step porch installation process from consultation to aftercare. This is one of the easiest ways to design your new porch, whether installing one for the first time or replacing your existing porch. Our specialists will talk you through porch designs which complement your property perfectly while providing outstanding levels of security, weather protection and low maintenance requirements. We supply and install porches across London and Surrey, including homes in Crystal Palace, Forest Hill, Barnes and Mortlake.

Get in touch to arrange your free, no obligation consultation and quotation now.