According to the National Association of Realtors and the National Association of Home Builders, front porches are heading for a comeback as one of the most popular amenities in 2014. Though you may not have realized, front porches have been traded out in recent years for front-facing garages, more backyard space, and decks in the back of homes that offer more privacy to homeowners.
This year, builders expect to see a great reemergence of the front porch. Most often associated with a great place to drink a cup of morning coffee and a resting place for parents watching over their kids out in the neighborhood, the front porch is a sign of simpler times. Even if it’s not a grand space, a front porch adds architectural detail, curb appeal, and is an inviting feature for home buyers. Adding a couple rocking chairs, a porch swing, or a small bench creates an extension of the home and a place to sit back and connect with neighbors.
Check out these listings that represent the many homes we have on the market with this charming feature: