I've had my heart set on adding a portico/door overhang to the front entrance of my home since we bought the house 7 years ago. We're getting ready to have the house painted and I thought now might be a good time to investigate getting this portico installed. However, this is NOT a DIY project for me or my husband - we're looking to hire a carpenter to design, construct and install this. I'm totally ignorant as to what materials are required for this, but this portico will require a hip-roof style roof with shingles, some sort of crown molding with a dentil feature, and 2 posts/columns/pillars. Nothing too fancy.
I have NO idea how much this will cost, so before I get my hopes up, I'd appreciate ballpark figures from those of you who might have experience with this type of construction. $2000? $5000? More? Less?
Here's a photo of our home as it currently looks along with my Photoshopped mock-up of the home as I hope it will look with the mocked-up portico:
Seacoast area of New Hampshire