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Ideas for Saving on Porch Kits

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Our Porch Kits are based on over 30 years of experience. They are carefully designed, built, and shipped. Everything for a given Kit is guaranteed to work properly together to create a porch that is balanced, functional, and visually rewarding. This ensures you'll be very happy with the final results!

You Can Proceed in Stages
We feel strongly that it's better to do part of the project well, and come back later when the budget allows, than to spread the pocketbook too thin and have the entire project displease you! For example, we would favor a structurally sound porch with no decoration at first, rather than a poorly constructed porch that may require a redo at a later date.

Specific Cost Saving Ideas
There are many ways to reduce the cost of a given Porch Kit. Here are some of our favorites:

Start with the Posts
If you need new Porch Posts, these must be installed before the Post Top and Balustrade items. However, if you don't need Railings for safety, your Balustrade items could be added later. And Post Top and Eave Decorations can always be added later.

Just be sure to purchase the correctly sized Posts, and in adequate quantity. The trick is to know up front where you want to finish, as it's critical that Porch Posts properly accommodate your chosen other items when the time is right to add those.

Add Balustrades
Add Balustrade (Balusters and Rails) now if required for safety considerations. Otherwise, these can wait until later. [mention cost-saving strategy involving Balusters]

Add Post Top Decorations
If Rails are not required for safety you can add Post Top Decorations next, and here you have additional cost saving opportunities. For example, if your post top decorating plans call for Spandrels with Brackets beneath, but the budget is tight, install only the Brackets (using easily removable screws). If you allow room now for the Spandrels to be added, it will be a simple matter to later remove the Brackets, install the Spandrels, and then reinstall the Brackets below the Spandrels.

Add Porch Eave Decorations
We strongly recommend the use of Post Face Brackets and Cornice Brackets as Porch Eave Decorations because they provide an important third dimension for your porch. However, these are easily added later if you have planned for them in advance.

Always Begin With a Plan
Knowing from the start that your Porch Kit properly accommodates the various decorative elements, you can install items in stages if you wish, comfortable in the knowledge that your finished porch will be perfect! In fact, this approach will give you something to look forward to. The next stage of your master porch plan can also answer the question of what to give each other for Christmas, Birthdays, Anniversaries, and surprises!

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