Why do some colonial homes look better on a roof than a porch?
When you want to look like a Colonial-era mansion on a patio, you’re not going to get it from a backyard garden.
Instead, you’ll have to look to a backyard design.
In fact, it’s the same thing for modern day homes.
For some, a roof is an aesthetic option, while others, like me, are more inclined to choose a porch.
In the end, it depends on your budget and budget-friendly preferences.
Some people love to use a patio as a base for their homes.
If you want something that will hold up well over a couple of years, the best option is probably a patio.
For others, a porch is a great option for a home that will be a part of your daily life for the rest of your life.
As you can see from the gallery above, I love the look of my colonial home designs and have a few more to add to this gallery.
For now, I will say that if you are looking for a patio or balcony, I would recommend this backyard design, but you’ll also have to consider a few things: What kind of roof is best?
Are you looking for the best combination of style, cost, and space?
Are the views great?
Do you want a porch or roof?
Are there any interior details you’d like to add?
If you can’t answer these questions, you might want to consider something like a “faux” porch.
These can be more expensive and difficult to find, but they are usually quite fun to design.
What type of roof should I choose?
If the patio is your best option, you need to consider the roof.
What is the best design?
Is it going to hold up over time?
Does it look good on a porch, on a deck, or in a backyard?
Can I get a roof that’s not as big as I’d like?
I usually use a four- or six-foot high roof with a roofline of four to six feet.
I can also get a lot of good roof space if I add a wall.
Are the details of the design good?
Is the home aesthetically pleasing?
Do I need to add a porch for extra seating?
These are the things that you need your home designer to consider.
If it’s not your cup of tea, but your budget isn’t so tight, you could consider a smaller roof and maybe even a deck.
You could also consider a lot smaller terraces or a porch that’s only three to four feet high.
There are a few other options as well.
If your budget is tight, look into using a two-story or two-by-two-story home with a lot more space.
For example, this is a four bedroom home that has three bedrooms, a two bathroom and a two story balcony.
If I were to use this house in a design, I’d have the same roof space as my three-bedroom house.
What kind are you looking at?
Do the elements of your design appeal to you?
Is there any particular element that you would like to emphasize?
Do your budget allow you to do that?
Do other people have similar preferences?
Do they appreciate your approach?
If so, then you may want to reconsider your current design and consider a patio-based design.
You might also want to see how a patio looks on a larger house.
I think this is an awesome design for a three-story house that has a lot going on.
It’s just a bit more expensive, but I think the patio would be a great addition to the property.
Is it a good design?
Would you want it if it was on the other side of the house?
Do there are any interior elements that you’d prefer to add, like a porch to the rear or a roof-line to the front?
Do any of these elements add to the design?
If your answer is yes, then it may be time to consider an option that you can add for $100,000 to $200,000.
This is a three bedroom, two bathroom, two story, deck style house.
The porch is three stories tall and would be in your front yard.
You can add an entryway to the back of the property, or you can create a small balcony.
Is this a good project for a small family home?
You’ll need to do some planning to decide what features you’d want to add.
I recommend creating a list of the features you’re looking for in the design.
After you’ve selected the design, do some research on the home and decide if you want your design to include all of the elements.
Then, get started!
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