Are You Adding A Porch To Your Landscape?

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Are You Adding A Porch To Your Landscape?

Are You Adding A Porch To Your Landscape?

4 September 2019
Home & Garden, Blog

Have you decided that you want a porch as part of your home's landscape? Perhaps you recently returned from somewhere like a resort at Yellowstone National Park and you loved simply sitting in rocking chairs to look at the view. Or, you might have visited friends or family members in Texas, and you were charmed by the Texas-style rocking chairs that you used as you visited on a porch.

No matter the scenario, do you already have a plan for your porch? If that's not the case, from selecting the kind of porch you want to buying the porch decor, here are some ideas that might help you.

Contact A Porch Builder Company - Consider starting your project by contacting professionals at a porch company. They will have the training and the experience to help you design the right porch for your property.

For example, if you have the space, it might be recommended that you have a fabulous wraparound porch for your house. Maybe you don't have the luxury of that size of a porch. If that's the case, the porch builders will know how to make the best use of the space you do have. Even a small porch can be a very inviting place to spend time with your family and friends, right?

What kind of a foundation do you want for your porch? For example, do you want a traditional wooden floor? Maybe you want something very unique for the flooring of your porch. If that's the case, have you thought of having a faux painted concrete floor. If you've seen faux painting before, you already know how versatile it can be. Maybe you are new to faux painting. Either way, a faux painted concrete floor means that it can look like anything from an Italian marble floor to a pebble road you'd find in old Mexico or old Tuscany.

And, what about a railing for your porch? Again, the builder will know which railing would suit your house best. For instance, if you have a traditional house, white wooden railing might be your best bet. If you have something like a ranch-style house or a Mexican house, wrought iron would be great for the porch railing.

The Porch Decor - Start with your selection of furniture. For example, if you went with wrought iron for the railing, then wrought iron furniture would be best. If you chose a traditional wooden rail, then wooden rocking chairs would be a really good choice.

Add interest to your new porch by having things like hanging plants and hanging bird houses as part of the decor. A wall water fountain would be great, too. 

For more information, get in touch with a porch company in your area.

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