Can these porch extension ideas improve your home?

stone cottage with grey zinc porch extension
(Image credit: Mark Ashbee)

Porch extensions can solve all kinds of home issues, from a tired exterior or inefficient space for the storage of coats, boots and the like, to addressing layout issues in a house.

The best porch ideas and designs for an extension will primarily hang on the exterior design of the existing home. To add something inappropriate will diminish kerb appeal and might impact the house's overall value. 

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Lydia Robinson

Architect Lydia Robinson has worked with numerous award-winning practices in the UK and abroad. She runs Design Storey with Lawrence Grigg and has a particular interest in historic buildings.

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.