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How a canopy can create the illusion of an extra room

A lot of the time, the adjustments and improvements we make to our properties are done in order to increase the useful living space available. Whether you need more room for storage, for socialising, or just for living, having a little bit of extra space can make a big difference to your quality of life and to the look and feel of your property.

One of the best ways to improve the usability of your home, and create more usable space, is to add a canopy to your front door. Attractive, affordable and practical, canopies can create the illusion of space while offering several real world benefits. Keep reading, to find out more.

Transform the appearance of your property

Adding a door canopy to your home can do a lot to boost its kerb appeal. As @RealHomes says, “Fitting a door canopy or a porch can transform the exterior of your home – and needn’t cost a fortune.”

If you’re thinking about selling your property, or if you just want a quick and easy way to improve its appearance, a canopy is the perfect choice. Select a canopy that matches and enhances the style of your property to get the most out of your home’s new look.

Protecting you from the elements

One of the best things about a canopy is that it will keep you nice and dry as you fumble with your keys and open your front door. This protection from the elements is a real bonus during the winter months and will help to keep you, your family, and your shopping, dry and warm. If you opt for a more extensive canopy, you can even use the space to store shoes, umbrellas and other items in bad weather. This means you can avoid bringing wet or muddy clothes into your home, something that will keep your hallway clean and clear.

The illusion of space

Although adding a canopy to your home won’t actually give you a new room, it will give you the illusion of one. Having an outdoor area that’s protected from rain, snow and sun will help your home to feel larger and improve its usability. The more substantial your canopy is, the more of an impact it’s likely to have on your property, so why not opt for a serious structure and give your home as much extra living space as possible? In the future, you may even be able to add walls and windows to your canopy for a weatherproof porch for all seasons.

If you think your home could benefit from the addition of a canopy, we can help. Explore our site or get in touch with a member of our friendly team to find out more.