Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Perfect Patios & Porches

Patios and porches not only add extra square footage to a property but are a perfection extension to a living or dining space. Some tips to maximize the perfection below (Images via Coastal Living

1. Focus on the view - When the view is as spectacular as this keep furnishings simple and unassuming  so the view become the main attraction. 

2. Pay attention to comfort - Patios and porches are the perfect place to enjoy the last days of summer and comfortable seating provides the perfect place to read a book, chat with friends and just relax. 

3. Introduce greenery - Not every outdoor space may have a view like those above. Bring in lots of plants to make the space feel more tropical and welcoming. 

4. Open up the space - Use louvered shutters to promote circulation and provide privacy.