As you have read over the past several years in my blog posts, our porches are becoming more and more the area we want to spend more time. There are more accessories for the porch now than ever!
Porch swings are one of the most common asked about accessories. They can be mounted and hung in a screen porch, on an open porch, or even on a pergola. They are primarily available in pressure-treated wood that will not rot but can be found in a low-maintenance alternative such as pvc. They can also be customized by skilled carpenters.
raperies for porches are another hot trend. The roof of the porch keeps much of the sun out but when the sun is going down, it sneaks under the roof and people want to be protected at twilight as well. There are a variety of shear fabrics with varying levels of opacity that are readily available.
Cooling misters are available and relatively affordable to install around the perimeter of the porch. On the flip side, heating systems can be installed or free-standing heating systems can be purchased so that you can use the porch year round. This is the real want by consumers today, year-round outdoor living.
Easy access on and off the porch are other concepts that people want help with whether it be adding additional entry points from their exterior back house walls or adding walking paths from their existing driveway back to the porch.
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