Does your porch currently hold muddy boots, scarves and hats, wet clothes and coats? A porch is just another room in your house where you say your hello’s and goodbye’s, it is the in-between of the outside and the inside. We underestimate our porches and the benefits they provide us, or if you do not have one, you are missing out on something that could completely transform your home.
Firstly, let’s talk about the extra space, which if you like many other people are keen to have, then a porch is more than ideal. They add useful hanging space for your coats and shoes (especially when you have guests around) everything is tucked away and it looks neater. These items will be handily placed for whenever you need to leave your house.
Tips to make more of the space in your porch
Porch cabinets are very beneficial for keeping your porch looking tidy and organised. You can tailor them specifically to make sure they fit perfectly, you could even add a bold colour which will give your porch character. Usually, cabinets have hanging rails, but if yours does not have one, you can screw them on to the wall of your porch. If you already have cabinets in your porch, why not add coloured hangers such a rose gold or change the knobs on the doors to something trendy.
Porches are key for security. A solid porch adds an extra layer of security to your home, to help deter would-be intruders. This means that a porch could decrease the potential of a break in as there is a second layer to your front door. You can be less fearful of leaving your home empty or even locking up at night.
Tip to improve the security of your porch
Having double glazing in your porch is important. At Everest we use toughened glass in our double glazed units and reinforced hinges as standard, you can rest assured knowing that the front of your home will be more secure than ever before. You will need a secure door to go with your porch and a uPVC or composite door would work perfectly.
Lastly, let's discuss how a porch can improve the entrance of your home. As mentioned earlier, you say your hello’s and goodbye’s in your porch and how about your neighbours or even the postman that knocks on your door. Their opinion on your home is set by how your porch appears so having a stylish porch is key to an aesthetically pleasing home.
Tip to add design to your porch
Depending on the size of your porch, there is a lot you can do to make it stylish. How about adding a long storage stool? This will give you extra storage and comfort when putting your shoes on. Pick a fabric one, dark velvet will look great. Add some flowers, this will make your space smell nice and look fresh. Finally, tiled flooring is very useful for a porch they also set a modern look.