The weather is getting warmer and there’s no better way to enjoy it than by relaxing outdoors. Having a back porch can help you take full advantage of the beauty of nature without having to deal with the messy parts. Today we’re going to be talking about some of the elements that go into creating the perfect back porch. Let’s take a look.
A Back Porch Needs a Shape
Porches come in many shapes and styles. This is where you can start with creating your ideal design. The four main porch styles are:
- Open Porch: An open porch is a wide, open space where you can place furniture and other decorations. This style is often used for front porches and usually involves a wide set of stairs.
- Wrap-Around Porch: These porches, as you might exactly, wrap around the house and usually begin at your front or back door.
- Screened Porch: A screened porch can come in a variety of different shapes, but it is always enclosed in screens.
- Covered Porch: These porches are open in the sides, but have a cover or ceiling on top.
Choosing the right style for your porch can depend on many factors. For example, a covered porch is great for houses that see a lot of sunlight. Screened porches are great for homeowners that want to relax without the threat of wildlife crashing their relaxation time. No matter what kind of porch you’re looking for, North American Deck and Patio is your home for deck and porch construction.
Consider Décor and Utility for your Back Porch
One of the most important questions you can ask yourself about almost any construction project for your home is what you’re going to use your new feature for. Envision yourself on your new porch. What are you doing? Are you cooking a meal and entertaining guests? Are you watching your children play in the backyard? Are you curling up with a good book in the sunshine? The kinds of activities you’re looking to do on your back porch are going to inform the design.
For example, if you’re looking to grill on your back porch, then you’ll need to make sure you have enough space to cook and to lounge without the smoke overwhelming the space. If you’d like to add a porch swing, then you’ll need something to hang the swing from. Asking these questions early in the process will ensure that you’re getting everything you want once the porch is built.
North American Deck and Patio is Your Partner for Porches
If you’re looking for a premier porch builder in Maryland, then look no further than North American Deck and Patio. We have the tools and experience to build the perfect back porch for you and your family that will make your outdoor living experience as enjoyable as possible this year. Contact us today to learn more about how we can work with you to design the perfect back porch.