Let the Breeze Blow In – The Front Porch
September 4, 2010 § Leave a comment
For another listing she again played up the porch. Staging the 6-foot-wide farmer’s porch, which ran the span of the house, with quality furnishings enticed potential buyers to check out the home.
Today’s ideal-sized porch is one where you can comfortably sit in a rocking chair. Dimensions matter. Modest-size streets and small lot sizes are ideal so people can stroll to each house .
Porches are considered an asset. About 40 years ago home owners spent more time in their back yards, and upgraded those areas with intensity, in part to create a private space away from the street and surrounding houses. All the social space was in the back yard. Now there’s a shift where front porches are added offering not only curb appeal but an extra space to congregate.There is a trend for more and more front-porch designs in new-home construction projects.
There’s a desire to bring the indoors outside (with comfy furnishings) and let the cool breezes from outdoors waft inside.