Porch construction is today’s topic of discussion because a porch adds so much value to a home. Whether you want to have an outdoor dining experience or sip on your favorite beverage as the sun goes down, a porch can enhance how you view and feel about your home. Here is what you should consider about porch construction beforehand before working with us to build your dream outdoor living space.
Consider If Your HOA Will Allow Porch Construction
Not all neighborhood regulations allow porches. Typically, in newer townhome communities, the HOA prefers visual continuity. In other words, they want the entire neighborhood to appear neat and cohesive without any drastic changes to the properties. Therefore, it’s always wise to check with your homeowner’s association before any construction happens.
Figure Out What You’re Willing to Spend
After you figure out if your HOA will even allow a new porch, next comes the budget. Of course, we’ll be completely transparent about construction costs to ensure that there aren’t any surprises. Still, it’s always helpful to have a ballpark estimate so our contractors will understand your needs. We’ll be honest about whether your budget is suitable for getting the porch you want and offer worthy alternatives if it isn’t.
Consider How You’d Like to Use Your New Porch.
When people think of a porch, they often imagine a roofed simple, single-use porch where you can sit on a rocking chair or outdoor porch chairs and watch the neighbors or where families can take a load off before entering your home. However, porches have come a long way.
Screened porches exist, and they are the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors without worrying about bugs or being too hot when you add a ceiling fan to them. Let us know what your porch needs are, and we’ll be more than happy to walk you through our many available options.
Think About the Upkeep
It’s best to choose low-maintenance materials when upgrading your home on any level. Consider composite boards because they don’t take much effort to maintain and last for up to 25 years. Pressure-treated wood is also a durable option, and it’s more cost-effective than composite boards.
Ponder on if You’d Like Luxury Touches
Screened porches, in particular, have many possibilities. Once again, you can add ceiling fans to them. You can also add a multitude of lighting options to make your dining experience more luxurious. Some owners also add TVs to their screened porches so that they can enjoy the football season outdoors before the weather becomes colder.
The point is that porch construction comes with so many options, and we’d love to add more curb appeal to your home.
Interested in Improving Your Outdoor Living Space? Consider Landscape and Hardscaping Design Services from Carroll Landscaping
Carroll Landscaping has over 30 years of experience with landscape construction, porch construction, deck building, and hardscape installation. Our award-winning landscape designers are passionate about providing customers with top-notch service and landscape design. Our landscape designers have a creative design outlook and work as a team with our installation crews to make your vision a reality. We are committed to providing every customer with the highest quality workmanship, professional and knowledgeable service, and design creativity to surpass our clients’ expectations in every aspect of the project.
We serve residents throughout Maryland, including Baltimore, Columbia, Ellicott City, Eldersburg, Clarksville, Sykesville, Manchester, Westminster, and Woodstock. For more information and to schedule a consultation with one of our expert designers, contact us online or give us a call at 410-922-2416.