Sometimes you just need to give your home a facelift to make it look and feel new again. A timber frame porch will create a fresh look for any home. The timber frame can be designed to compliment the existing design and will definitely bring new definition to your home.
Timber frame porches can be designed as new entrances, as sitting porches, screen porches, or even outdoor living spaces (attached or separate from your home). Wherever the timber frame addition resides, it will add grace and character to your existing home.
You can take a 70’s ranch style home to new heights with a nice porch, create additional living space with a spacious back porch, or add a sunroom that will serve you year round. The timber frame should be designed to accent the attributes of your home that deserve to be highlighted…and to hide those dated…not so pretty…spaces.
Porches should be built with a wood that is naturally resistant to rot and insect damage. This will ensure that the porch will last a long time and won’t need a lot of maintenance.
A timber frame porch makes a nice addition to a home, a church, or a business. They can replace a dated or damaged structure and breathe new life into the building and can lift the heart of all who approach.
Your timber frame plans will help you define the porch or addition. The existing roof-line and wall heights will be considered, as will the roof pitch and the use of the porch. All of these things will determine the size and style of the porch. At the end of the day, the porch should look like it was part of the original structure.
The photos shown here are examples of porches added (or in case of the church porch replaced on an historic timber framed church) to existing homes. They brought new life to older homes and added style that couldn’t be achieved with conventionally framed porches.
So step back and look at your house with a critical eye and picture it with a new porch addition. Sometimes something as small as a porch can bring your home to life. And a timber frame porch will add value to your home or business.
The folks at Goshen Timber Frames will be pleased to help you as you create a new look for your own home.
And whatever you build, Build Boldly…Bonnie Pickartz.