Are you planning a spring remodel? One of the biggest home design trends – and the one that homeowners report the greatest level of satisfaction from – is the wholehearted embrace of outdoor living.
Don’t expect this trend to change – even the most conservative predictions have gas prices headed high over the summer. Entertaining at or near home is suddenly much more appealing.
Ashland Porches and Decks
Outdoor living makes our lives more enjoyable. There’s something soothing about sitting on the porch, watching the world go by. Everyone relaxes, and it becomes easier to concentrate on what’s really important in life. Many life-changing conversations take place on porches and decks. A deck, overlooking the back yard, can be the perfect place to enjoy an early morning cup of coffee. Keep an eye on the kids playing while you read the paper: transform a slow Saturday into a peaceful start to a great weekend.
Planning the Perfect Porch
The best porches complement your home’s design while reflecting your family’s style. It’s all about functionality: what kind of space would you like your porch to be? Everyone’s vision of the perfect porch will be different, but nearly everyone has a vision of the perfect porch: Johnny Depp, of Pirates of the Caribbean fame, has said he looks forward to being an old man, sitting on a porch, looking at a lake.
You can realize your own version of a perfect porch by working with your Ashland building contractor. The goal should always be on creating a living space that works for your family. Many families enjoy outdoor dining. Having your contractor bring elements of your kitchen – cooktops and sinks are popular options – to the porch or deck adds an element of ease to meal preparation. Open, airy porches, sheltered patios, and decks designed for the serious sun lover – pick what’s best for your family!