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Enclosed and Open Porch Design Ideas

Screened porch and deckA great porch is a place where you can relax and entertain friends or family. It’s also an important part of your home that you’ll want to keep looking beautiful year after year. These tips will help you design the perfect open and enclosed porch in your home so that everyone enjoys it as much as possible.

Plan Your Porch Before You Start Building

Before we begin building your porch, our experts will help plan everything out. This will help you make sure you have the space you need and also keep the costs down. You’ll also want to make sure that whatever you choose for your porch is something that you’ll be able to enjoy for many years.

Considerations for Your Porch

We have years of experience in building open and enclosed porches for homes in  Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland.  After requesting your free quote, our experts will meet with you and  discuss the design options.

Considerations to Make:

  • Enclose or keep open – while both have an overhang, enclosed porches have walls and windows, and open porches typically only have posts, and railings
  • Flooring materials – wood, composite, cement, or stone are all options, and FSBD will share with you the benefits and opportunities of each
  • Overhang material – shingles, metal roof, or other materials to keep the elements out, and accentuate your home with curb appeal

Porch Decor Ideas

The decor depends on your selection of an enclosed or open porch. For an enclosed porch, you have more options as the walls and windows that enclose the porch are strong protection from the elements. Creating a comfortable space with chairs, pillows, and throws is possible with an enclosed porch. Other options to enhance your enclosed porch experience is to include a heater or lighting. Both are helpful to keep the porch comfortable most of the year and into the evenings.

For open porches, decor should remain more all-weather. Live plants, and sturdier fabrics or versatile composite materials will stand up against the elements year-round.  Open porches should also have a lighting design, with a focus on walking areas.

Final Thoughts on Porch Ideas

Your porch is a place that you’ll want to keep looking beautiful and inviting. Whether you’re building an open or enclosed porch, these tips will help you make it something that everyone will love visiting. Make sure that the space you choose for your porch is large enough for you to comfortably enjoy its space. Choose a style for your porch that goes well with the style of your home.

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