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So you want more outdoor living space, but you aren’t sure what kind of space best fits your home and budget? Let’s get clear on what your options are:
Porches: Attached and Covered
While there are quite a few types of porches, what they all have in common is that they are attached to your house or building by a roof. Here’s how they differ:
Patios: Ground-level and Uncovered
Whether at the front or the back of a house, a patio is a ground-level paved area typically used for outdoor dining, lounging, and late-night marshmallow roasting. What makes a patio unique is the material you choose.
Decks: Up, Down, and All-Around
Usually made out of lumber, decks are uncovered flat surfaces around the outside of a home. Decks aren’t necessarily attached to the house, though many typically come off the back of the house and allow for an entertaining space. Decks are also common around pools, and on balconies and rooftops. There are even multi-level decks. The most popular choices for decking materials in New England are:
Perhaps the hardest part of adding a porch, patio, or deck onto your home is knowing what to call the look your want. Is there a roof on your outdoor extension, or is it open to the air? What’s the material underfoot? Answer these two questions, and you’ll be on your way to building the outdoor space of your dreams.
Give us a call and we can discuss all options, and point you in the right direction 617-969-4900