Is there anything better than kicking back on the porch on a summer evening and enjoying the sunset? For many people, this is the epitome of relaxation. Whether the porch is on the front or back of the house this addition on a home is for those who love to enjoy the great outdoors. This can be yours, too, if you use house plans with porches for your next home. These plans will have the porch you want and the summertime vibes you crave without breaking the bank.


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All About House Plans with Porches

There are lots of different ways a porch can be added onto your home. Here are some of your porch options:

  • Wrap-around porches. It gives you plenty of deck space to sit anywhere you want with varying views. This is a great option if you are building out in the country or on an open land. Everything from lake houses to cabins to smaller ranches can look better with a wrap-around porch.

  • Screened-in porches. Kick back and enjoy the weather without being exposed to the elements with screened-in porches. House plans with porches often have this type of porch, because it is a great all-weather porch. There are some screened-in porches that can function as a room. For more comfort you should also add a heater there. When it’s ultra-hot, you can turn on fans or even add air-conditioning to up the luxurious ante.

  • Front porches. When you think of a porch, what kind do you see? Many like to place rocking chairs and sit back and watch the neighbors go by, or enjoy a nice evening. Porches are also fun to decorate throughout the year, serving as an aesthetically pleasing welcome to your home. House plans with front porch will offer a variety of options for how you want the porch to be built. You can choose from different materials (wood versus concrete) and many other aspects. This ensure you are getting the exact porch design that you want.

  • Back porches. A back porch is a great option if you live in a populated area and prefer to have more of a secure, private area to relax on.

Benefits of Adding on a Porch

There are a number of benefits to choosing home plans with porches. A home with a porch will typically be able to sell for more money as of added value. Porches are also aesthetically pleasing and add lots of curb appeal to your home, no matter where the porch is. You will also find that a porch is beneficial because it offers a place to relax without being directly on your lawn or on your front driveway.

House construction drawings

What's included in House Plan Set drawings?

Construction Notes

Foundation Plan

Slab | Crawl | On request - Basement, Pier & Beam, etc.

General foundation design showing foundation layout with structural elements. There are three types of foundation to choose from: slab, crawl, and basement.

As in all building locations ground condition varies, your local structural engineer would need to approve foundation design and specify foundation structural elements.

Plumbing Plan

Shows the layout of plumbing fixtures with specifications.

Floor Plan

Indicates house layout with dimensioned walls, doors and windows.

Roof Construction Plan

Shows the layout and dimensions of the required roof structure such as rafters and beams. As show load requirement is different in each location your local structural engineer would need to approve and specify roof structural elements.

Roof Plan

Dimensioned roof layout indicating slopes, roof areas, chimneys, and decorative elements.


Cut through the building showing detailed floor, wall, and roof construction elements. Indicating room ceiling heights and structural element heights.


Shows all sides of the house indicating building elements with its heights, specified materials, and all decorative elements.

Construction Details

Detailed house cut-away with outline specifications.

Electrical Plan

Floor plan layout indicating locations of electrical elements such as lightning, switches, outlets, etc.


Indicates location and specifications for heating, ventilation and air conditioning.

Furniture Plan

Representative floor plan layout indicating room sizes and suggested furniture layout. Useful during the interior design stage.

Door and Window Schedule

List or all windows and doors with indicated specifications for manufacturer.

General Specifications

Plumbing, electrical and mechanical specifications