Why having a porch is a great idea

If you’re considering some home improvements this year, have you considered adding a porch to your home? There are many things you could do to update and modernise your home, but when it comes to extending your living space, a porch is one of the easiest and most cost-effective action. Here are the benefits of adding porch:

Look Amazing

Porches offer a great way to seamlessly blend into your existing exterior, modernise the look and create some ‘wow’ factor. The job of a porch is to enhance the appearance of a building, not detract from it or stand out like a sore thumb. They add an extra dimension of personality as well as offering a practical solution to the need for additional space. Instead of stepping straight into a hallway or living room, a porch offers a more sophisticated separation between the cosy interior and the outside world.

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Security Enhancing

A porch extension on either the front or rear of a property also adds an additional layer of security. It is yet one more barrier between the home and the outside world, making it harder for burglars to gain access thus protecting your family members and your possessions. Modern porches come with a range of security features including top security hinges, dog bolts, handles and multi-point locking systems. Having top quality upvc or a composite door fitted, along with multi-point locks on the porch and front door will make it far too difficult for a burglar to risk attempting a break in.


Porches are a very affordable option for enhancing and modernising your home. They take a small amount of time to install, with minimal disruption and only minor alterations to the exterior of your home. For a stylish Oak Porch, visit http://www.bespoaktimberframes.co.uk/portfolio_page/oak-porch/

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More Space

Of course, one of the most important factors in having a porch installed is the additional living space it provides. Items that are currently stored in a hallway or cramped under stairs cupboard can now be neatly arranged and organised in the porch. If you don’t want to use the space for extra storage, a porch can be a light and airy place to decorate with ornaments and potted plants to create an attractive and welcoming entrance to your home.

Energy Efficiency

Having a porch can help improve your home’s energy efficiency by reducing the amount of heat loss escaping outside. By entering the porch and closing the door before opening the front door, you can retain all the warm air that is circulating inside your home.