Porches... why a porch is better than a deck.

When clients inquire about building a deck...I must admit I am partial to porches with screened porches topping my list.  Why? Let me count the ways:

Decks are:

  1. Too Hot.
  2. Too Buggy.
  3. Too Exposed to the elements.

Porches, on the other hand:

  1. Provide more protection from the elements.
  2.  Provide creature comforts like lights and ceiling fans. 
  3. Feel more like an extension of the house and when screened in... they keep the bugs out.

So, below are some of Clawson Architects' favorite porches.  Enjoy!

With a covered balcony off the Master Suite, a porch off the kitchen dining area—down to a patio, this client has outdoor living spaces that allow them to enjoy their property from many levels. And for those who can't decide, you can have it all ...this house also has a deck off the kitchen on the other side.

With a covered balcony off the Master Suite, a porch off the kitchen dining area—down to a patio, this client has outdoor living spaces that allow them to enjoy their property from many levels. And for those who can't decide, you can have it all ...this house also has a deck off the kitchen on the other side.

Porches act as an additional room. 

Porches act as an additional room. 

From the first signs of spring until the end of fall, porches are great places to entertain day and night.

From the first signs of spring until the end of fall, porches are great places to entertain day and night.

Nothing is more chaming than than the Period  Home with the wrap around front porch.

Nothing is more chaming than than the Period  Home with the wrap around front porch.

Wimsical wind chimes and a cool drink complete the mood on a hot summer day. Wind chime by Krista McCaffery—Seaglassbeach Trinkets & Treasures

Wimsical wind chimes and a cool drink complete the mood on a hot summer day.
Wind chime by Krista McCaffery—Seaglassbeach Trinkets & Treasures

Cheers!

Cheers!