Custom Home Front Porch Ideas - Video Below
Types of Front Porches and Porticos - Traditional - Contemporary - Craftsman - Wrap Around
There are many different front porch and portico styles, available in Raleigh new homes.
Watch the short video below for examples of just a few front porch and portico styles available when you build a
Stanton Home in central North Carolina:
- Wrap Around
- Full Length
- Arched Opening
- Arched Accent
- Stone or Brick
- Decorative Column
Front Porches in the Raleigh Area
The popularity of porches is increasing among Raleigh new home builders,
and the reasons why are easy to understand.
- A sunrise view in the morning or a sunset view at night
- All day comfort, in your choice of sun or shade
- Social and entertainment space
- Additional living space
- Outdoor furniture, hammocks, rocking chairs or swings, provide added relaxation
Planning Your Front Porch
Before choosing a floor plan with extensive porch space, take into consideration
the amount of space around your new home, which can determine how large the porch can be.
Will trees be in the way and need to be removed?
Is there enough space to accommodate the extra width of a large porch without encroaching required setbacks?
How to Choose Your Front Porch Style
Do you want the porch to have rounded corners or traditional 90 degree angles?
What type of flooring and hand railing materials are appropriate?
What types of columns, balusters, or posts are appropriate, given the style of the home?
Do you want running trim or molding?
How Much Does a Front Porch Cost?
Cost varies depending on:
- Total square footage of porch space
- Type of porch surface (can be concrete, wood, brick, slate, tile, or other flooring surface)
- Type of railings
- Type of support pillars (Hand built Craftsman stone columns are the most expensive, basic 4x4 support post
are least expensive, with a wide range of options between)
- Type of roof (standing seam metal, rounded, copper, dimensional shingles)
- Height from the ground
Depending on the style and features, a wrap around front porch can add $5-15K or more to the cost of your new home.
Talk to your Raleigh custom home builder about what it will take to bring home your new wrap around porch.
New Home Floor Plan Ideas
Stanton Homes can build virtually any
floor plan, from just about
any architect or online new home source.
Give us your favorite plan
(or ask us for help finding it),
and we’ll tell you the bottom line.
Stanton Homes can add special features you won’t find in the house next door.
If you'd like more information on new front porch homes in the Raleigh area,
contact us or call 919-278-8070.
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