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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Cape Cod DYI Porch

Adding a porch to any home is a wonderful investment, but to a cape cod that's even a bigger one. You can have a screened porch or a full open one, which ever, you will enjoy spending warm days using it with family and friends. Having a porch also adds footage to your existing home. Your goal is to make the new porch blend in with your home, to make it look like it's always been there. The easiest way to do this is with a ready to assemble porch kit, how cool is that.
With just a few tips, let's get started. When you decide to do a porch, first think what do I intend to do with it, how will it be used. Keep the porch simple with the architecture of your home. Always keep in mind the structure of your Cape Cod style. Design your size and if you will have outdoor electrical outlets for any special needs.
Have a plan in mind and put it on paper. What length and depth do you desire. Make sure to balance the visual appearance. And consider the elevation as well.
Get the porch kit that will work best for you. These kit's come from simple to complicated. Some kits also allow you to turn your porch into a additional room, like a four season room. You kit will of course come with all you will need to build.
Make sure you all understand your town rules before starting your build. Get all the specs and permits you will need. And when your done enjoy your new porch.