How expensive would it be to add a front porch to this ranch.

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q how expensive would it be to add a front porch to this ranch
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  • Vickie solis Vickie solis on Jun 11, 2017
    that all depends on the type, size and materials used

  • Vickie solis Vickie solis on Jun 11, 2017
    that all depends on the type, size and materials used

  • Jane Jane on Jun 11, 2017
    Are u putting in a patio door? We spent 10K (Canadian) w/o a a door. Rule of thumb, wood at the back, concre in the front! It also looks like u might have to change to roof line..lotsa $$. Get a few estimates to consider. Have fun!

  • As previously stated, it has a lot of variable factors. Where you live also makes a difference. Using a licensed contractor, pulling permits, I would budget a minimum of $10K - a lot of cost is labor again depending on mateials chosen. Call around and get estimates to see what the actual cost would be. Just make sure to give each contractor the same info in order to compare bids properly. Think it would be a nice addition! Good luck!

  • Nicole Nicole on Jun 11, 2017
    This is a bit too general to be answeresd properly. As Vickie said, it really depends on how you want to build it (materials, size, base etc.). You might also have to familiarize yourself with your local building codes and restrictions first and get certain permits. If you are thinking about using contractors, I recommend asking around and trying to get a few different quotes. (You could also use sites like Thumbtack.com or care.com to get some assistance with the project, if needed).

  • Jan Loehr Jan Loehr on Jun 11, 2017
    You have a lovely ranch home...I see from the photo that it seems the only place for this porch is directly in front of the door and your large window. Keep in mind if you decide to go with a front porch it will diminish the light in the front rooms with the roof right outside and the large nice window which is the focal point in the front of your house, will seem to disappear...just a thought ...it could completely change your curb appeal... Other options are...do you have a wood deck in back in your yard? If so or even if you have a concrete patio you can build a screen porch over either of these ....we had a screen porch built onto our deck years ago when we bought the house...it is like having an extra outdoor room and we and our cats live out there in the nice weather...neighbors in our area have front porches and we never see anyone out there enjoying them...lots of furniture but no people to sit and enjoy it...Screens keep out the bugs ...we set up a sitting area to eat and have a settee and a rocker to relax...I know this is long and lengthy but just wanted you to think about your alternatives....best of luck in whatever you decide to do!

  • Ed.15835078 Ed.15835078 on Jun 12, 2017
    Thanks for the informatio. Definitely some great ideas and some issues I didn't think of