When we built the “new old” house the house plans included a small wrap-around porch. It was actually more of a front porch with a small 3′ lip around the corner to give the effect of a wrap-around porch. I really wanted the real thing, a full-on wrap-around porch. Imagine pitchers of lemonade, rocking chairs, ceiling fans and porch swing: I did. It was a battle with the builder but we did end up with our wrap-around porch!
Confession? We never use it.
Criminal, I know. But there is this funny thing about outdoor furniture-it’s as costly as the indoor stuff if not more so! Jeepers! So two summers have (nearly) come and gone in the house and our porch has sat untouched. It is most definitely on my list of things to work on in the future, and what is a house if not an ongoing project and labor of love?
In the meantime I’m continually inspired by photos like these from House Beautiful of outdoor spaces that could rival any indoor living room.
Someday I am going to share pictures with you of our furnished wrap-around porch! It just might be several summers down the road . . .