Porticos are an effective way to draw attention to your front door and yard. When designed and built correctly, it can be attention-grabbing in all the right ways.
Read on as PJ Sullivan Construction, one of the top design-build companies in New Jersey, shares tips to help you design your new portico.
Portico and Architectural Style
While the portico does stand out from the rest of the house, it should still complement the architectural style of the property. More often than not, homeowners build a portico that looks out of place with the rest of the home. Think of the portico as a small cut-away of your house. The structure’s roof must mimic the pitch of the actual roof and details such as the fascia and eaves must have the same architectural style as the rest of the home.
The portico must also blend well with the rest of the exterior, specifically, the siding and fenestrations of your home. Ideally the portico will frame or complement the exterior pieces.
You can do this by decorating the portico area with complimentary details, such as period-apt millwork, fluted molding or the ever-popular beadboard siding. As one of the top siding companies in New Jersey, we’ll find you the best decorative siding for your portico area.
The Portico and the Yard
While the portico is an extension of your home, it’s also a part of the yard. Think of this area as the liminal space that combines features of the house and the yard area. With this in mind, it’s important to incorporate a little something from the yard into the portico. You have many options to choose from, such as a potted plants that border the door and columns to a hedge leading up to the portico itself.
At PJ Sullivan Construction, we’ll help you design and construct a beautiful portico for your home. We are also one of the top bathroom remodeling contractors in New Jersey. Call us at (201) 614-2724 to learn more about our services.