When I designed our new house my wife only had a couple of must haves. The biggest wish on her list was a full length farmers porch. I was skeptical at first because I wasn’t exactly sure how our large colonial style home would look with such a large porch on it. As it turns out I think it turned out to be the defining architectural feature of our home and it’s best asset!
Farmers porches are also one of the biggest requests that we get from prospective buyers at work. As beautiful as they are it’s important to realize how expensive they can be. The average farmers porch can cost between $15,000 and $25,000 to build. There are lots of front porch ideas available on the net and in books if you’re not sure what type would look good on your home.
Farmers Porch Features
Our farmers porch is 6 ft deep and it wraps around a porch of the house to connect the front entry with the mud room entry. The roof has a 3:12 pitch in order to fit below the second floor windows.
Farmers Porches Add Value
Well built porches can add both curb appeal and value to your home. Porches are often high on the list of features that prospective home buyers seek when looking for a new home. While the entire cost of building one may not be completely realized at sale time the value of closing the deal may be well worth the cost.
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In addition to the aesthetic value of this farmers porch it creates an excellent area to sit with family and friends in the summer. I know its been the most complimented feature of our new home and one that we are very glad we spent the money on. If you can afford the extra expense then I suggest you add a beautiful farmers porch to your new home or existing one.