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"No Porch... No Problem" ~ Create the "Porch Feeling" with a patio in the front yard, perfect for meeting and greeting!

Patio/Porches 21 hours ago
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Not every house style or home has a big porch on it that provides a wonderful space to greet visitors, hangout with family or friends or just to watch the world go by. No porch, no problem... The addition of a patio to the front of a home can deliver all of he warm feelings of a porch and even more.
First of all a patio enlarges the space which allows people to be more comfortable and human interactions more relaxed. Have you ever tried to carry on a conversation with four people on a three foot sidewalk? Next, by providing places to sit you can encourage neighboring and community engagement by being in the front of the home. Seating can take several forms from outdoor furniture to built in raised planters or boulders. Watching the kids play in the front yard or comfortably hanging out waiting for some one to return home is enjoyable on a beautiful front yard patio. A patio can put you that much closer to your wonderful gardens and flowers. Why not immerse yourself in the wonderful
  • no porch no problem create the porch feeling with a patio in the front yard, landscape, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, patio, porches
A classic salt box home ~ the patio of hand made clay pavers creates an awesome space to read the morning paper while enjoying a cup of coffee.
  • no porch no problem create the porch feeling with a patio in the front yard, landscape, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, patio, porches
Getting in touch with the gardens and flowers in the front yard is so much easier hanging out on a patio.
  • no porch no problem create the porch feeling with a patio in the front yard, landscape, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, patio, porches
Larger glacier boulders provide an excellent grade change to this front yard patio and create built in seating.
  • no porch no problem create the porch feeling with a patio in the front yard, landscape, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, patio, porches
The raised planter of natural stone helps to define the outdoor room space and provides some built in seating when the neighbors all stop by.
  • no porch no problem create the porch feeling with a patio in the front yard, landscape, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, patio, porches
Plenty of space to add table and chairs for enjoying the neighborhood.
  • no porch no problem create the porch feeling with a patio in the front yard, landscape, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, patio, porches
The stoop is extended creating a generous amount of space to meet and greet friends in family. The natural stone flagging for the patio create a wonderful feel for this low maintenance front yard.

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  • Carol
    Carol Canada

    Wow. Absolutely gorgeous.

  • Susan Ziegler
    Susan Ziegler Indianapolis, IN

    I simply love the third example with the large rocks. I see all the houses with grass but this blends beautifully and certainly doesn't look like a sore thumb. I am just buying a typical ranch home and will plan a front patio to get to know my

  • Elizabeth Sagarminaga
    Elizabeth Sagarminaga Mission Viejo, CA

    wow. Great work done. Looks superb.

  • Carolyn Noyer

    I'd love to do this to my own home sometime

  • Chey
    Chey Alamogordo, NM

    How inspiring this post is!!!!! And timely, too! I've been racking my brain on what to do with the front yard to make it as warm and welcoming as the inside and the back yard (which is a work in progress). Great ideas and food for thought. Thank

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