Getting FRESH: Make your porch unique to YOU

Helllllooooo, Porchy People!

It’s snowing in our hometown of Nashville, Tennessee (which is a little like the apocalypse for the south, but…like…a peaceful apocalypse), so I’m taking a moment to focus on our word of the year – FRESH. It’s appropriate, since the blanket of snow gives a certain feeling of freshness.

While we’ve always encouraged folks to get out and enjoy the outdoors, we’re really loving how clients are leaning into that mentality with their porch plans. We’ve had clients ask to turn the negative space below their porch into a play house for their kids – complete with faux turf carpeting and windows out into the yard. Another is requesting a deck extension from their porch, leading up to two trees so they put up an outdoor movie screen in the warm months.

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Other fresh ideas are more practical – a waterproof TV cabinet, so no matter what climate you’re in, you can keep your porch TV dry and ready to watch. Or utilizing our mantels to house all your electronic cables (and spare house key?) in the secret compartment.

How about you? What’s a fresh idea you haven’t seen done before? What’s something that would set your outdoor space apart from all your neighbors? Because here’s the thing – your porch is YOURS. It’s the special place where nature can literally become an extension of your home’s square footage. Have FUN with it! Add the slide your kids have been begging for (and we won’t judge you for enjoying it yourself from time to time). Install wire gauge for your favorite climbing plant to start framing out your porch screens. Make a fun choice. Make a choice you haven’t seen before. Make it YOURS. Make it fresh. We fully support you.

Let us know what ideas you’ve implemented on your porch – or what crazy plan you’ve had rolling around for a bit. We want to hear!

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