Porches

Adding a Small Porch

Adding a small porch to any property will both add value to it and serve a variety of practical purposes too. Depending on the climate where you live, for many people these days adding a small porch is a simple and effective way of providing shade to sit under or alternatively an extra layer of weather proofing and insulation to a property. So, if you live in a warm and sunny climate you will probably be considering adding an open porch; whereas if you live in an area of less clement weather you’ll probably be adding a small porch that is enclosed by glass, timber or possibly even brick.

Adding Decking Ready for Small Porches

Apartment Balcony Privacy Screens

Apartment BalconiesThere is no better feeling than having your own apartment. However, having an apartment is not like owning your own home. If you have a house then you are unlikely to have a shared back yard or patio.

With an apartment, the likelihood is that you have to share a balcony. You may have partitions up to stop your neighbours straying onto your section but they still may be able to see into your apartment. This is where apartment balcony privacy screens come in handy.

Benefits of Privacy Screens

Front Porch Renovation

Yellow Front Porch in Elora, Ontario  with wicker Chair One way you can improve the appearance of your property is by doing a front porch renovation. A front porch can be an open verandah style, screened, or in colder climes fully enclosed; and each type presents its own challenges for the DIY home enthusiast. We’ll leave aside things like re-painting doors, windows and even walls; as these are all things that aren’t specific to front porch renovations. However, hopefully you’ll find the following ideas both useful and practical.

Decorating a Porch with Plants

 Ivy Decorating a Porch Your choice of things to use when decorating a porch with plants needs careful consideration, as your porch will be making a statement about you and will be the first thing that any visitors to your house will see. So when you’re decorating a porch with plants don’t just consider using those plants that might please you, but will also those that will make any visitors feel welcome and see that your house is a well maintained and homely one.

Front Porch Addition Ideas

Idea for Addition on Front PorchMany homes have front porches with a cement slab and an iron railing. These porches are usually very tiny and there is no room to sit and enjoy the scenery.