Remodel Outside Ranch Homes with Porches

by Debra

in Porch and Patio

Ranch House PorchesOne of the complaints that homeowners of Ranch style homes have is that the outside of the house is boring, there’s nothing to set it off from other homes of the same style. Patios, Paths and Walkways are a great way to remodel outside ranch homes.

If your ranch style home is like most, it’s pretty nondescript. There’s nothing that makes it stand out from other ranch style houses. By adding porches and patios to your home you can change its appearance.

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Front porches are a great place to welcome guests to your home. You can choose the size of porch to add to the front of your home.

If you prefer a smaller porch, it may create a new seating area for your home by adding a few chairs and a small table.

You can also add a wraparound porch, or veranda, that will make your home even more inviting.

What type of porch do you want to add to your home? There are several types to choose from and they don’t have to be placed at the front door. Each porch will give your home a different look and feel. Choose from the following types:

  • Sleeping – A sleeping porch is a screened in porch off of a bedroom. Of course, to add this type of porch, your bedroom needs to have a doorway.
  • Portico – These are small porches at the entrance to your home that most people think about. Porticos add a warm, welcoming element to your home.
  • Screened – Porches aren’t just for the front of the house. You may also choose to add one, onto the back of the house. A screened in porch is a great place to enjoy the outdoors without having to deal with the pesky bugs.
  • Wraparound – This type of porch gives you the most porch space of all types. It often stretches around the home, possibly going all the way around. The wraparound also gives you plenty of space to bring your living outdoors.

One of the benefits of having a porch, particularly if it’s covered, is that the porch actually helps lower your heating and air conditioning bills. Besides saving you money, they really do help a home look more inviting.

Porches do so much for a home. They create great curb appeal, can help lower your heating and air conditioning costs, and make your home as unique as you are. Remember to remodel outside Ranch homes with porches to create the look that you desire.

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