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Wrap-Around Porch Benefits

by CustomHomes on Wednesday, September 27, 2017

2-story custom home with wrap-around porchFall is a wonderful time to snuggle up with a cup of tea and a good book. With a wrap-around porch, you can have the privacy of reading indoors and the beauty of spending time outside. Whether you’re sipping a pumpkin spiced latte outside, or planting your fall garden, there are plenty of benefits to owning a wrap-around porch.

What is a Wrap-Around Porch?

A wrap-around porch is a shallow veranda enclosing two or more sides of a house. Wrap-around porches can be on the first or second floor, depending on your needs and budget. Porches can be made from wood, concrete, vinyl, or many other materials. This assures your new porch will match your home!

Wrap-around porches may also be customized to fit you and your family’s needs. If you or a loved one uses a wheelchair, a ramp and railing can be installed as well as lifts. You can also have swings or hot tubs installed for it to become the perfect relaxation oasis.

Wrap-Around Porch Benefits

Entertainment Possibilities

Imagine a wrap-around porch with a small party. All visitors are enjoying the crisp fall weather and holding cocktails and tasty snacks. A wrap-around porch can be a charming place to spend a cool night with loved ones and friends. Having the get-together outside means you don’t need to clean your house once the party is over! No more worrying about spills or accidents that could stain your carpet or furniture.

Having a wrap-around porch is like having a whole new room for three seasons of the year. You can use it to simply spend time outside with friends, or create themed events with a little imagination.

You can make a small theater with a projector and a white sheet right outside your home. This is perfect for a child’s sleepover. You’ll still have your space as the slumber party carries on outside!

With a fire pit and a few choice marshmallow sticks, you can have a s’more celebration for the end of summer and the coming of fall. Along with those gooey treats, you can also have a few snacks, dishes, or even a potluck to clean out your pantry before the end of the season.

Even if you and a group of friends just want to sip wine on the wrap-around porch, it offers a beautiful view. Whether you live in the city or the county, wrap-around porches provide people-watching or scenic farmlands to captivate the observer.

A Place for Relaxation

If you want to spend time on the wrap-around porch alone, there are plenty of ways to make it your perfect relaxation spot over the seasons. Wrap-around porches make great reading nooks with a few blankets, closed shelves, and comfy seating. Make sure to have some space for your tea or coffee mug and book, in case your reading nook becomes your napping nook!

A wrap-around porch can also make a peaceful breakfast spot. With a small bistro table, a few comfortable chairs, and a beautiful morning, you can enjoy your cereal outside before going to work. You will be amazed how starting the day this way will help you feel more relaxed and organized throughout the day.

If you have a green thumb, but you’re low on land, you can always create a beautiful container garden on your wrap-around porch. These porches will give you plenty of space and sunlight to grow beautiful flowers, fragrant herbs, and delicious vegetables.

Wrap-around porches are versatile, comfortable, and beautiful. Altogether, they are a dynamite addition to your home. If you are considering building a custom home, you may want to learn more about wrap-around porches to see if they are right for you.

+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com