If you’re looking for a simple way to enhance your home investment, then look no further than an oak porch. From ease of construction to enhanced home value, adding a DIY oak porch (or having one installed) is one of the smartest ways you can invest in your home- and here’s why.
Cost vs investment value is fantastic
We all know that making regular, attractive additions to your home is a great way to improve your future resale value, out-do the neighbours, and insure your house isn’t just a home, but a smart and sensible investment too. Yet knowing what will add that magic investment value to your home- and pay for itself over time- can be tough. While just about any household improvement will make your property more attractive, it’s perfectly possible to sink a bunch of cash into something that will only marginally boost the overall value of your home.
Not so with an oak porch. The upfront cost (and time required to install) is minimal, yet the attractive frontage you create will add a hefty wodge of cash to the value of your home. No hassle, no fuss, no breaking the bank!
Enhanced curb appeal
Right up there with improving the investment value of your home is, of course, enhancing your curb appeal. It’s not just about keeping up with the Jones, either! While it’s certainly nice to feel you have the most attractive property on the block, curb appeal is something every homeowner should aspire to for other reasons.
Firstly, of course, curb appeal ties in closely to your investment value in your home. You can have all the right features in all the right places, but if they come over as mis-matched, ill-considered and dated, you will find purchasers thin on the ground when you sell. Oak porches direct the viewer’s eye across the front of the home. This creates both a clear focal point for your entryway, and helps seamlessly blend the garden and home into one cohesive whole. Leading the eye positively up the frontage of your home helps make a great first impression- and the balanced luxury of an oak porch is the perfect way to get it done.
More workable space and better transitions
An oak porch also, of course, adds value to your living space. In fact, it creates a whole new chunk of it! Not only is this practical space you can utilise as almost anything- from a mudroom to a log store to a living space extension- it also helps give you a buffer zone between the peace of your home and the hustle of the street. No more stepping directly from the winter street slurry into your well-maintained home! Not only do you have the benefit of the extra space, but the mental space to decompress and create a clear boundary between life and home, too.
DIY oak porches are simple to set up
It can be super intimidating to commit to any kind of building alteration, even if you know the final result will be worth it. Hordes of strangers coming onto and off of your property, building work stretching on for months…we’ve all heard the horror stories. Installing one of our DIY oak porches is a simple process, however, and whether you opt to do it yourself or have one of our professional teams, the time will speed past.
Weather-proof your frontage- and put off burglars too
With your new oak porch to act as a buffer, you’ll also have the benefit of seeing less environmental wear-and-tear on your front door and surroundings. Leaky cracks, mould and other issues will be a thing of the past with your front door weatherproofed and some extra structural integrity added to your frontage.
And, of course, that isn’t all it will help keep out, either. From teenagers looking to play the fool, to deterring actual criminals who’ll look for an easier mark to break into, your oak porch provides an added layer of security to the front of your home. Burglars and vandals know that they’ll have to contend with the porch and door, at the very least, before they get anywhere at all- all while plainly visible from the street, making you an unattractive target all around.
Keen to get your very own oak porch direct today? The team here at Oak Porches UK are on hand to help you choose a look that will blend seamlessly with your existing property, so don’t hesitate to get in touch today. Your oak porch will boost curb appeal and safety, reduce maintenance, give you extra space and even up the resale pricetag on your home- all with almost no hassle or fuss to install. Don’t you think you and your home both deserve it?