Everyone has a front porch but do you also have a back one? Usually more informal than a front porch, a back porch offers more flexibility. A back porch can be a great way to connect your kitchen to the garden outside, a place to enjoy water or nature views, or a protected spot to watch the kids play in the yard.
A back porch can fulfill different functions and can be just roofed (which is a more frequent situation) or fully screened to avoid bad weather conditions or keep your kids or pets safe inside. Let’s have a look at various ideas.
Screened Back Porches
Screened porches can be your outdoor living room, or dining space, or even a bedroom, or all together, it depends on your porch dimensions and your wish. Spending time will give you more privacy than just outside and your kids or pets will enjoy outdoors while being protected from any type of threat here.
Roofed Back Porches
This is a more frequent option as usually backdoors there are no neighbors and you can allow yourself do whatever you like. Roofed porches can be outdoor kitchens, dining zones, bedrooms, sunrooms and living rooms. You can place a fire pit or fireplace here, various potted greenery and flowers to make merging with outdoors easier. A couple of loungers will turn your porch into a relaxation zone. Need some privacy? You can easily get it hanging some draperies, and no screens are needed!