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10 Porch Ideas That Epitomize The Summer Bliss in 2023

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Arizona Resource Realty BR518926000

Whatever method you choose, when you're finished, all you'll need is a good book and a refreshing cocktail. Get inspired by the porch ideas below, and you'll soon have a dream getaway just a step outside your front door.



  1. Include Drapery

A romantic touch to any porch is provided by drapery. Curtains, when closed, can provide some comfort on hot nights as well as privacy. Consider gauzy curtains, such as the simple light gray curtains on this back porch.



  1. Opt for a Single Sconce

Sometimes symmetry is overrated, and all you need is a single sconce to complete the task. Consider a single teal sconce to provide glowing light in your porch at night. Simple benches flank the door and blend in with the shingles on the house.



  1. Install a Chandelier

Install a statement-making chandelier over multiple seating areas to transform your porch into an outdoor living room. Consider a candle-style chandelier over a dining table located between two other hangouts beneath the covered porch.



  1. Build a Secure Package Closet

With all of the online orders and foot traffic, a secure location for deliveries and accessories such as umbrellas is more important than ever. A delivery closet on the porch can even have a dry cleaning rack.



  1. Consider Installing A Breezeway

A green breezeway that doubles as a flower-arranging room can make a strong first impression from the outside, and the garden flowers stand out against the gravel and tile path leading to the front door. To achieve this in your own home, keep it on the ground level and choose a partially covered walk-through space over an elevated porch.



  1. Disguise Tech Features

If you have a rounded door, try framing it with bougainvillea to give your front porch entrance a colorful - secret garden vibe. Colorful blooms also draw attention away from the high-tech keypad above the door handle.



  1. Build In Your Garden

A succulent-filled built-in garden bed is the perfect complement to a modern home's exterior. They're just tall enough to provide some privacy while not completely blocking the view from the living room.



  1. Scatter Seating Areas

Setting up multiple sitting areas allows you to accommodate more people while also making better use of the space. Consider painting the columns, ceiling, and balustrades a bright color to brighten things up. This nature-inspired porch can also be done in mossy green.



  1. Improve It With Lighting

If you want to be able to enjoy your backyard safely after the sun goes down, make sure you've optimized it with integrated lighting in the steps and exterior sconces. It will also make your life easier when arriving and departing.



  1. Maintain Simplicity

Strike a balance between natural beauty and practicality, making it ideal for its urban setting. Pavers that complement the home's exterior material with a few trees and planting beds are the key. Then there's a slim overhang for extra lighting, giving the front porch a more decorative appearance.



Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC
eXp Realty LLC Salina Group - Salina, KS
Love To Help People

Excellent post.Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day and a blessed week

Jul 10, 2023 03:52 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Tamra. Having lived in Florida for years, great ideas to incorporate the outdoor living space into a relaxing oasis. Enjoy your day.

Jul 10, 2023 04:27 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Tamra,

You have listed some excellent ideas to incorporate in outdoor living spaces to enhance their appeal. Living in Texas we spend a lot of times in outdoor living spaces and your ideas are spot on!

Jul 10, 2023 09:02 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great post!  Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day!

Jul 17, 2023 06:48 AM