With spring officially here, people are searching for more ways to be outdoors. There are various ways to add outdoor living space to your property, but more and more people are enjoying the benefits of a porch. People are opting for porches that are well-designed and functional. Check out ways to get the most out of your porch.
Add Comfortable Seating
This should come as no surprise. Porches have been traditionally known as a place to sit down, relax, and watch the world go by. Although they’re still good for that purpose, they can also be good for doing various other activities. For that reason, you’ll want to ensure that you equip your porch with comfortable seating. It won’t matter if you’re on the porch reading a book or using your porch for your next online meeting; you’ll be comfortable.
Did you know that you can start a garden right on your porch? Utilizing plants will not only give your porch some extra color, but it will also help you live a healthier lifestyle. Plant things like herbs, fruits, and vegetables. You know that the plants in your porch garden will be free from GMOs and other unknown chemicals, so your once bland porch will help you become a healthier version of yourself.
Choose the Right Flooring
Traditional porches are made out of wood, but that doesn’t mean yours has to have wood flooring. These days, you can use things like composite, stone, brick, etc. The right flooring can make your porch feel like an extension of your home. Add a rug to your flooring of choice, and you have an additional living room or another functional space.
Add a Screen
A screen can make your porch look and feel more inviting. Screened porches can serve as an additional room in your home. That’s because the screen keeps out bugs and the harsh elements while still allowing you to enjoy the weather. They also offer great privacy. The best part is since the porch is screened in, you can decorate and furnish it however you like.
Transform Your Home with a New Porch
Ready to start enjoying the great outdoors from the comfort of your porch? North American Deck and Patio is here to help! We’ve been transforming backyards with decks, patios, porches, and more for over 15 years. Give us a call at 866-535-1961 or click here to request an estimate for your new porch.