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What to Know When Building a New Porch

There is a growing demand among homeowners to create beautiful outdoor spaces that increase comfort and enjoyment. Whether you are looking for an outdoor area to entertain your guests and family or to spend quiet time outdoors, adding a verandah can increase your living space and add beauty and value to your property. If you are in SA, a porch comes handy as it can be utilised all through the year. It is because when you are not using it for outdoor entertainment, i.e., during winter, you can use it as a storage space where you keep the kids’ toys and other small gardening equipment. Also, you can make the verandah the playing area for the kids.


As seen above, a porch is essential in any home and if you do not have one. It is time to design one or renovate your old verandah. But what does it take to build a verandah? Well, building a porch or deck is not as easy as it may sound. It may look like a small project, but it could cost you an arm and a leg depending on the design and materials you intend to use. Therefore, you should not overlook anything when planning to add a verandah.



To start with, you need to decide on the location of the verandah. The position will depend on the available space. You can add a porch on any side of your house for as long as space is open. However, preference and the use of the verandah also matter. For example, if you plan to use your verandah as a home office, it is better to position it in your backyard as you are likely to have least noise and disturbance there which means you will concentrate more. The size of the porch will also depend on the space available as well as how you intend to use the area.


Once you identify the location and the desired size, you can then go ahead and design your verandah. When creating a verandah, keep in mind that the design and materials used should complement the existing design of your house. Otherwise, you will end up with a porch that looks out of space. If you have a fat budget, you can consider a luxury porch whereby you can include blinds and an opening roof. Remember you need to hire a designer as this is not something you can do on your own. The designer will also come in handy when getting a building permit. Also, keep your budget in mind as you design your verandah.



Once the design is ready, and the budget and materials have been confirmed to be available, it is now time to hire a verandah builder. It is where you contact Aldinga Home Improvements – Verandahs. They are professional home improvement builders with special skills when it comes to building verandahs. With their years of experience, they design standard porches, luxury porches, and custom porches. It assures you that you will get a verandah that meets not only your needs but also consider your budget. Give them a call today and get a free quote for your upcoming new project or renovations.