Adding a front porch with columns is not just stylish but also a way of making the front of your house functional. They can be used in supporting your front roof, or in matching with the style of the rest of your home, but most importantly, in adding curb appeal to your house. Let us discuss in detail how you can use this to add character to your home.
Turn your front porch into a stylish and functional space
When considering curb appeal, you will agree with us that first impressions matter. That is why adding a front to the exterior of your house is so important. It might be for the sheer fact that front porches are essential in keeping visitors out of the rain, but really, they go beyond just that. When you have a column on the porch expertly done, your house will give the impression of an owner who knows how to weave style and functionality to create a breathtaking exterior of the home. Whether flat or peaked rooflines, you will be assured of excellent architectural details that will add a lot of decorative style at the front of your house.
Furthermore, you can add some stylish lighting and seats on the porch to make it feel like an extension of a room. The size of the porch doesn’t matter, what matters is how its done to bring out the intended curb appeal.
Types of front porch column designs
The following are some popular materials for front porch columns.
Wood columns will naturally add some warmth to your porch and easily stand out from the rest. However, it is important to remember that wood will require some maintenance over time. With the right care, you can avoid having to sand, wash or re-paint and replace any damaged wood. It is important to seal wood that is in the environment to avoid moisture damage.
Fiberglass, on the other hand, is the most popular as it is anti-rot and comes in many different styles too. It is durable, waterproof and impact resistant, offering you great structural ratings.
PVC comes second to fiberglass in popularity due to the fact that it is also rot-free and waterproof. It, however, is non-structural. As for stone, you can choose from natural stone or other stone alternatives such as Durastone, which doesn’t need painting, is durable and impervious to moisture.
In practice, however, we recommend ensuring that the front porch columns designs match with the overall architectural design of the house. This is important because, for instance, columns that are thin or have a relatively smaller diameter might give the impression that they cannot functionally support the front porch’s roof, or even appear disproportional. Therefore it is important to be true to the style of your house.
Ideally, we have many designs and ways that porch columns can be made into. If you are remodeling or considering new front porch columns, do not hesitate to contact us. Turncraft columns bring your envision into reality.