Enclosed porches often combine the best of indoor and outdoor living into one. The comfort and ease of indoor living is matched to the natural and refreshing aspect of an outdoor space in a unique package that is sure to prove enjoyable year round.
Due to their unique combination of indoor and outdoor living, enclosed porches open themselves up to a wide variety of design options. If you are considering an enclosed porch, it is often a good idea to:
Research Enclosed Porch Plans: Looking at different plans can provide inspiration for your own design project and give you an idea of what type of design you would like for your home and needs.
Consult a Contractor for Design Options: Decking contractors often come from a place of experience and can make specific design recommendations based on your unique home style and needs.
Think Outside of the Box: Enclosed porches are a unique space and as such lend themselves to design possibilities not typically associated with traditional deck designs. At EXOVATIONS®, we have built many enclosed porches and based on that experience found that the following design elements for enclosed porches really worked to create a unique and usable space:
Alfresco Dining Area: Unlike traditional decks or patios, enclosed porches allow for outdoor dining without the hassle of bugs or rainy weather. The ability to dine outdoors year round is a feature unique to enclosed porches and one that is sure to be used by family and friends frequently.
Day Beds: Adding a small sleeping nook or place for a hammock allows for a relaxing place to read or take a nap. By using durable outdoor fabrics, a day bed is able to withstand the elements and provide a unique outdoor space that allows for enjoyment by the homeowners and guests alike.
Unique Flooring: Due to their design, enclosed porches are able to be fitted with flooring material typically restricted to indoor use such as hardwood floors or inlaid tile. An interesting flooring pattern in an enclosed porch can create a visually appealing outdoor space that sets it apart from other outdoor areas in your home.
From day beds to inlaid flooring and outdoor dining, enclosed porches represent a unique outdoor living space whose breadth of use is unmatched by traditional patios and decks. The combination of indoor comforts with the natural beauty of the outdoors is an appealing one and as such it is no surprise that there has been a rise in enclosed porch additions over the past few years. If you are interested in exploring the wide variety of design options unique to an enclosed porch, we are here to help and work with you as you look to bring your idea to life.
Want to see your home with its new enclosed porch BEFORE we start the remodeling project? Be sure to ask about EXOVISION™, our architectural rendering design process that takes the guesswork out of your remodeling plans. If you choose EXOVATIONS as your remodeling contractor, then the EXOVISION fee is deducted from your project price.