One of the most difficult things to decide if you’re contemplating building a new Adelaide carport, is the style. Because, let’s face it, if you’re going to make such a major investment you’ll not only want to end up with a carport that’s practical, but also one that looks great and adds value to your home.
So, how do you decide what style is best for your new Adelaide carport? Here are some ways to do so some valuable research.
Walk your way to a new Adelaide carport
Lace up your sneakers and grab your partner and the dog, and let your feet do the research. The great thing about carports is that they’re mostly visible from the street, so take a walk around your local area and look at your neighbours’ carports. Because while it can be handy to see photos of carports, there’s nothing better than seeing them in the flesh.
When you see carports you like, take a more detailed look and try to work out why. Is it the shape of the roof, the colours, the materials used or something else? Remember to take into account the style of the house the carport is attached to or beside, as not all Adelaide carports will suit all Adelaide homes. The best looking carports only have the wow factor because they match or complement the house.
Note: Please don’t try a similar research approach if you’re looking for a new kitchen – peeping in people’s windows can be offensive and decidedly strange!
Take a walk with your fingers
If you’d prefer to do your research in a more sedate manner, grab your laptop or phone and let your fingers do the walking.
There are sites that are dedicated to visitors looking to browse home and outside structure images, such as Houzz, and other sites, such as Pinterest, that may provide inspiration. Otherwise you might want to simply search for ‘carport style’ or ‘carport designs’ in your favourite search engine.
Again, don’t look at the carport in isolation. A carport that doesn’t take into account the existing home can look disconnected from the house.
Going old school
Of course, you could go old school and visit your local newsagent to search for magazines with images of carports. Hey, why not even go more old school and go to a library instead where you can browse through the magazines for free?
Phone your way to a new Adelaide carport
After doing your research, or if you’re the type of person who thinks that research is overrated and wants to go straight to the experts, give Mr Carports a call on 1800 557 782. You can of course visit our Adelaide carports page and the rest of our website for images to inspire.
We’ve been designing and building carports across Australia for 30 years. We’re experts at providing carports to clients that are not only practical, but have the wow factor and look great against the existing home.
Give us a call today!