Porches require basic knowledge of how to build and design. You want to design a porch for your home that enhances the home’s architecture, adds to the value of the house and something your family will use and enjoy. To get good ideas for the type of porch to add to your home, drive through upscale neighbourhoods to see what other homeowners are building. Take a look at the porches in your own neighbourhood as well.
Architectural Design - Design a porch in detail after you measure available space to use. This square footage will determine a lot about cost and design. If the porch expands across the entire front of your home, you will need to hire an architect or home designer to draw building plans. The roof line and angles of the porch will affect the overall look of your home. If the porch is well constructed and looks appropriate, this will add market value to your house. A poorly designed porch on the front or side of your home can detract from the value.