Front porches used to be the main spots for relaxing and checking out what was going on in the neighborhood, but modern, busy lifestyles often keep us from this simple joy.  Atlanta Porch & Patio challenges you to reclaim your front porch by grabbing a tall glass of lemonade and enjoy the evening breeze, socializing and entertaining guests, or watching your kids ride their bikes. From small entryways to fully furnished outdoor rooms, your front porch provides a special space to spend time with your family, friends, and neighbors. A beautiful front porch is also a great detail that adds to your home’s curb appeal and overall aesthetic.

Take Stock of Your Current Porch

Look at your front porch from the street and ask yourself what you do and don’t like about its current state. Do you need more space? Do you want the entry and walkway to be more inviting? Are all of the materials in great condition or in need of replacing? How are you currently using the space and how would you like to use the space in the future? These are just a few questions that may give you a better idea of what your ideal front porch would look like.

Aim for a Balance of Shelter and Openness

A covered front porch with railings, ample overhangs, and a ceiling height of 8 to 9 feet will create a feeling of safety and intimacy and provide you with maximum shade while still allowing you to see out and maintain a connection to the street. A raised porch also adds a sense of security and an elevated space to look out over your front yard and neighborhood.

Update the Approach: Your Walkway

The walkway to your front porch needs to be functional and appealing to the eye. If you are adding or updating your walkway, consider how it will be used on a daily basis before finalizing its layout and materials.

Lighting

Porch lighting can dramatically change the appearance of your space. Not only does lighting offer safety for guests and family arriving home after dark, it can also create an inviting ambiance. Add a variety of string lights, ceiling lights, entry lights, and walkway lights to your front porch to create your own customized look.

Partner with Atlanta Porch & Patio

Whether you are ready to add a front porch to your home, update your current front porch, or completely renovate your existing front porch, partner with the best design/build team Atlanta Porch & Patio. If you are looking for some inspiration, check out our front porch gallery. We want to make your front porch dreams a reality and we are currently offering a porch and patio specialof $1000 off any front porch or patio project over $20k. Contact us or request a free consultationto discuss your ideas today.