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Will redoing porch add value to home?

I live in a 1200 square foot bungalow that has a cement porch with a large metal awning the covers about 3/4 of the front of the house. I am thinking about having the awning torn down and having a regular roof porch with columns replace it. Do you think this will be worth it?
  • June 16 2009 - Royal Oak
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Absolutely!  The curb appeal will sky rcoket which will add value to your home. The size of the house will not change but the new poirch will generate interest in potetnial buyers  that could have otherwise passed it by. If you are doing it yourself then thats also a plus, hope it all turns out great! This sounds like an improvement that will help get you RESULTS when selling your home.
  • September 21 2009
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Yes, it sounds like a nice project.  I have seen several fiberglass columns that I like.  Be sure to match the roof shingles.
  • June 17 2009
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You will still have the same 1,200 sq.f.t but the new curb appeal would definitly add value than if you leave it with the metal awning. Will you do the work(sweat equity)? This is the best way to get value out of projects. If some of the other bungalows in your area have the porch you want then you have will have some idea of the improved value.   
  • June 16 2009
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Do you know how much it will cost to do it? Bungalows often do look better with a nice period styled porch to match and bungalow lover will appreciate one so it really comes down to the cost. You might check out this site here . They have lots of bungalow photos including a couple porch redos that might give you ideas.
  • June 16 2009
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