If you are thinking about building a porch for your home, know that size is not the most important factor. Many people are quite happy owning small porches. Don’t think that you have to build a huge porch the size of your bedroom to have an enjoyable outdoor space. You can make the most of a small porch that is designed well by decorating it well with high quality furniture and installing a porch awning.
You should always try and build your porch in proportion with your home. If you have a small home, a porch the size of your home would seem out of place, as would a tiny porch on a mansion. Use your best judgment to size your porch accordingly. You should install a porch roof or awning to protect yourself from the sun and rain, maximizing your comfort when you are relaxing on your porch.
You can either install a small awning or build a permanent roof that matches your home’s roof. You can also install quality porch columns or a ceiling to make your porch look even more professional. It can be done so well nowadays that it would look as if it was always a part of your home!
A porch wall is another great design idea that will help add privacy to a small porch. You can build a low wall that extends as high as you would like. A good height for it to reach is around the height of your windowsills. These walls help give your porch a solid frame that will make it look amazing, while giving you privacy if you are laying down reading a book, or doing anything else.
To make the most of a small porch, it is beneficial to decorate it to match the season as well as equip it with some high-quality furniture. This will make your porch seem like a room with a sense of style, even though it is outdoors. In the fall, you can give your porch a Halloween or thanksgiving theme to make it appear warm and inviting. You can make seasonal banners or ornaments to hang around the porch. In the spring and summer, you can leave flower pots in the corners to bring color to the space.
There are so many ways to create a cozy and inviting small porch without having to splurge for a larger porch that lacks personality. You will end up spending lots of quality time out there because it will be a place that you want to spend your time.