A wraparound porch is a traditional porch for an American home. It can extend the living space of a casual family room, or it can give guests a spot to enjoy the garden when connected to a more formal living or dining room. But a wraparound porch will also shade the inside of your house, so be aware of where the sun moves on your property.
You can create different “zones” on a wraparound porch, with a seating area for guests and a lounge area with a chaise for reading and relaxing.
In a country setting, a wraparound porch can also establish a stronger connection between your home and the surrounding landscape. And if there’s a space for a fireplace, you’ll get a super cozy and comfy outdoor living room perfect for chilly evenings.
If it’s a beach or coastal home, you can make a whitewashed outdoor space to enjoy the views and keep it in coastal style: whitewashed and neutral or in beach style with bold touches.
If you have a pool, your wraparound porch can turn into a pool deck on the side of your home. Such a porch will give more views and more space to enjoy outdoors without leaving your home.
There are screened wrap around porches, which are perfect for those who have kids or pets and are afraid to let them go into the garden.