The expansive covered porch takes on all the luxurious features of a living room with laid-back armchairs, a stone fireplace and a ceiling fan. The space also includes a grill and sink to complete the outdoor entertaining possibilities.
The home's open concept living area is at the center of the layout, with two master bedrooms on either side. Two sleeping lofts sit atop those bedrooms. And for easy outdoor access, a waterfront porch stretches along the back of the house.
Here's a question not a lot of us get to answer: Curl up and watch tv indoors or out? A huge porch extends off the back of this home and includes this luxe lounge with a tv, fireplace and lots of cushy seating!
The outdoor dining table is styled with evergreen plants and winter-friendly floral. Anytime you're dressing up your porch for the holidays and using floral, it's best to simply keep it out while entertaining, then bring it back it once you're done. Evergreens are weather-resistant and can stay out all year long.
The swing-bed pergola defines a space for homeowners to sit back and enjoy their backyard. Palm trees were added to add more of a resort-vibe to nights by the pool. Touches of home can be seen in the columns, which mimic the front porch, and dainty white picket fences on either side.
This once-drag bungalow is enlivened with a new gable dormer and petite front porch, turning it into a charming summer cottage with a storybook appeal. The design team added a small master suite to the original structure that provides privacy for a lush garden at the back of the house. A sage green picket fence ties in with the exterior trim and adds to the charm.
Oversized pillows do the obvious work of cushioning metal outdoor dining chairs, but they also can disguise wear and tear. Designer Monica Stewart, who owns The Misfit House in Athens, Ga., positioned these strategically to cover up scuff marks on chairs. If you’re on a covered porch, you can even grab indoor pillows to spruce up a space for an evening of entertaining and then bring them back inside.
The master bedroom of this turn of the century home was dysfunctional, but the designers moved the French doors to the corner of the room to make the space function smoothly. In the back of the space, the porch was inclosed to make a private TV nook for the couple. The navy shelving matches the tufted navy headboard in the main part of the room, while the open shelves give the couple a place to store their books and small decorations.