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Wrap Around Porches

by Kuhrich on Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Wrap Around PorchMany homeowners understand that while the interior of the home is important, the exterior is just as important. Unless you’re living in the arctic, after all, you’re going to be spending a considerable amount of time outdoors, in your lawn and meandering across your property. That’s why so many people put so much into landscaping, creating lawns that are truly a pleasure to spend time in. Creating spaces to spend that time in is also important; that may mean a quiet glen with a bench to read and relax in, or a gazebo to rest in the shade under. For some, however, a simple porch will do. But need your porch be quite that simple?

Being Different

No, indeed not! Why settle for a deck or porch that juts out and terminates not long after you’ve stepped outside? Why not instead have a porch that goes wherever you want to be around the exterior of your home – using a wraparound porch. Wraparound porches are increasingly quite popular, as they are themselves a callback to a time when spending an evening on the porch with friends or family was a regular event. These days, it is much less common, but with a wraparound porch, it becomes more common – creating the time and occasions you want, whether they be alone or with others.

Potential Porches

All manner of accessories can accompany such a porch, from special awnings to chair and table sets, porch swings, and other excellent inclusions. You’re only limited by what you think you’ll enjoy, and with so much space available on a wraparound porch, you can basically put anything and everything you’d want on the porch itself. Of course, there are some additional costs associated with this, but the value this adds to your home is considerable as well! Cost-effective, a great investment, and also just a pleasure to have: wraparound porches are making a comeback, and hard.

+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