Porch. Sunday , April 22nd , 2018 - 14:08:18 PM
We talked with an expert on front porch designs and she offered the following advice for planning your porch living space.
The spring season is the starting point for outdoor enjoyment. As summer comes along, throwing a reunion party for the family is a common occurrence while all of the children are out of school. Even part of the fall season might be able to be spent outside with a grill and friends. What allows an individual to do this is a deck.
Do you have a container garden? Container gardens are friendly for porches, patios and decks where you don't have a lot of mainstream gardening space. A container garden allows you to have herbs, vegetables and flowers in different sized pots right on your porch. But do your pots look like a hodge podge collection of many sizes and colors that don't quite jive together? Then how about painting a bunch of inexpensive pots in a color(s) that complements your porch or patio.
I recently saw a porch makeover where a beautiful mirror was hung on a gorgeous contemporary porch.
Porch ideas can come from anywhere. Keep track of all of your ideas and before you go running out to do some shopping have a clear plan of attack. Make sure that you have thought your ideas through and that they are practical. Make sure you have taken your budget into consideration as well as the construction of your porch. Ideas can get us excited about the outside of our homes in ways that nothing else can, but make sure you think them through!
Perhaps the least common setup is one that an individual would expect to find in a hacienda in Spain or Mexico. Having a partially enclosed deck or back patio with walls will help shield the occupants from the extremes of weather. Without actual windows or screens filling in the open spaces allows the homeowners to be part of the natural outside which is the main goal of having a deck in the first place.
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