When you are thinking of building a porch there are actually some things you should consider before doing anything. It is a good idea to plan for every detail so you are able to see the project through until it is finished. It is a good idea to ask a porch builder Richmond to go through with you as you are putting the final touches of your plan. But for a rough draft here are some considerations you should think about when making or building a porch.  

  1. The Place. Where are you going to place the porch, is it going to be adjoined in your house? This is pretty important because in this consideration you’ll have to consider what you want from your porch. Do you want something that is gonna be hit directly by the sun rays or something a bit more cozy but warm. You’ll have to decide what you’re going to be mainly doing in there to make sure that you are giving the space justice and ease of access.
  2. The Size. This is a pretty important part to consider as you’ll want to determine how big you want your porch to be. If you somehow want to entertain guest in there make sure that the space will be able to cater the furniture you choose. If the space is too big for the purpose you have in mind then it won’t look as good as you imagine and more like a dead space in your property.
  3. The Shape. You’ll have to consider the shape of your porch. Do you want a more traditional look or something that is more quirky all in all. The shape of your porch will also be determine on how much you are willing to let go financially. As bigger porch would mean bigger cost.
  4. The Purpose. It has been in many offhand comment the purpose of your porch should also be considered as you will have to base most of your decision on that factor. Do you want something that is cozy and has lots of shade? Do you want something that will be hit directly by the sun? Having a purpose in mind will make it a lot easier to some of the consideration.  


  1. The Materials. Perhaps this is something that we don’t consider until we are faced with the choices. However, every good planner knows that this is part of the planning. If you want a stronger sturdier porch make sure to sure the right materials for the project. Also, make sure you are able to choose quality materials because although there initial cost is expensive they are going to save you money in the long run.  


Porch planning isn’t easy most of the time, especially if you don’t know half of what you’re doing. However, with the right people to help you make the right decisions you can be sure that you are in good hands. Just make sure that you are communicating to them properly.