Front Porches, St. Louis, St. Charles Mo, Archadeck

Front Porch in St. Louis with Vinyl Rail and Columns by Archadeck

Nothing can improve the curbside appeal of a home more than a charming front porch.

A beautiful front porch addition creates an inviting, shaded entry and a casual seating area for ‘kicking back’.

More importantly, it offers a big ‘Welcome Home’ statement to homeowners and visitors alike.

But the two most important take-aways for any custom front porch design include:

First, the size of a front porch should be proportional to the size of the house.

Second, the porch’s architectural style, including columns and decorative rail, should mimic and complement the home’s overall design.

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Front Porch with Vinyl Rail in St. Louis County by Archadeck

Front Porch with Vinyl Rail in St. Louis County by Archadeck

So rather than putting a “Welcome” mat at the foot of the front door, consider consulting with a professional contractor, like Archadeck, for designing and building your perfect front porch.

If you have questions or would like to schedule a no-cost, onsite estimate with us, call us 636-227-0800 or email

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Archadeck is a premier builder for outdoor spaces in St. Louis, St. Louis County, West County, Mid County, South County, St. Charles, St. Charles County in Missouri and parts of Illinois too.