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Sunday, January 11, 2015


Porch and Patio

Porches and patios can be a great extensions of a home's living spaces, especially when they are well designed and interior square footage is at a premium like it is with the Starter Home 2.0 project. This article on Houzz describes some of the design characteristics of successful porch design for homes of various shapes and sizes. 

Front Porch
With an elevated site and elevated porch, the Starter Home 2.0 front porch provides a nice perch above the street with a feeling of privacy, yet connection to the neighborhood at the same time. A 6' deep and 16' wide plan, allows for a flexible furniture arrangement that can accommodate groups of various sizes, and porch lighting encourages use of the space throughout the day and night.
Rear Patio
With a more secluded setting and flat site to work with, the rear patio is a simple poured concrete slab intended to be used as outdoor dining with space for a grill, table and chairs.