The house front porch is the first part of your home that guests see. Because it’s an extension of your home, it’s a chance to create a favorable first impression, and it’s also an opportunity to create an area for friends and family to gather and socialize. Wood, stone, wrought iron and brick are all viable house front porch materials. Roofs can be clay tile, copper or match existing construction. Matching the house front porch materials to the exterior of the home lends a certain continuity to the exterior view. Some homes will need a house front porch that requires steps to reach. Materials for this type of house front porch can be brick or concrete pillars with a wood floor or a deck style made of treated wood. Details can add history and interest.
When choosing your house front porch design, take into consideration the basic design of your home. Whether you have a contemporary or modern style home, or it is more of a traditional or Victorian style, you’ll want the front porch design to match the home. If your house is large, you may opt for a large style of porch. Conversely, if you have a small house, be sure the porch design fits accordingly, without overlapping.