The ranch style homes seem to be as popular as they were when they emerged in the 1950s and 1960s. While generally have rectangular shapes and have only one floor with sloping ceilings, they can be customized to suit a variety of styles and tastes. One of the best ways to make a ranch-style home stand out from the others in the neighborhood is through the addition of a porch that fits the lifestyle of the owner.
Country Porches type
Since most of the houses ranch type have only a small cement porch, adding a rustic porch, a covered porch that runs along the front of the house, provide greater versatility. Add chairs to create a comfortable and baskets hanging over the roof to add a touch of color. If desired, you can turn the country porch wraparound styling to give more space and personality.
If you and your family enjoy life outdoors during the summer months, an enclosed porch can provide an area free of insects. An enclosed porch can also be a convenient place to stay with neighbors. Often the enclosed porch can be built with windows or glass panels that can be used as a solarium for the winter months.
Columns and railings
Adding columns and railings on the porch (whether a country porch, one that surrounds the original small house or porch) can create a completely different look. The columns can be simple wooden columns for a casual or more sophisticated look with a Greek style. While railings vinyl are easy to maintain and can provide a place for baskets hanging , iron rails used to give a more formal feel.
Pergolas or Arcades
If you want to change the look of your porch with a minimal amount of work, the addition of a pergola can be the perfect way for you. The most pergolas are made of columns or beams over a wooden lattice designed for climbing plants . Once the pergola is covered with greenery, your home will have a sleek look and a fresh entry on hot days. You can also add pergolas patios or gardens to give a unified look to your home.