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Beach-Inspired Porches and Patios

Ponte Vedra FL New Homes
From cozy front porches made for rocking chairs and iced tea to spacious back porches and patios with water views, turning outdoor spaces into living spaces is one of the draws of Florida living. When you look for a custom home builder in Jacksonville Beach FL is home to Glenn Layton Homes, one of the premier home builders in the area. They build homes that marry indoor and outdoor living, creating beautiful, functional outdoor spaces. Here are a few tips for adding more of that beach beauty to your porches.

Seating is one of the primary components to porch decoration. If the seating isn’t comfortable or convenient, it’s not going to be used and you’ll end up with wasted living space. Think about how you want to use your porches and patios and choose the right kind of seating for each space. For example, a large back patio may be the perfect place for outside dining and other activities. A classic picnic table and benches, painted in white and teal for a beachy feel, add style and functionality.

A mix of lounge chairs and outdoor sofas make any back porch or patio more comfortable and inviting. Outdoor seating should be something you’ll want to relax into, so don’t skimp on comfort. Attractive pillows and throws, in beach themes or colors, turn outdoor furniture into inviting places to relax, read a book, or even enjoy a nap. And don’t forget swings and rocking chairs! Their gentle movement is perfect for enjoying coastal breezes.

One of the great benefits of choosing a custom home builder in Jacksonville Beach FL or elsewhere in the state, is the ability to add in features that will make your home truly liveable. One of the perks of Florida coastal living is the ability to enjoy the outdoors for much of the year. However, as cooler temperatures arrive and coastal breezes come in, you can extend your outdoor living by the inclusion of outdoor fireplaces and fire pits.

Glenn Layton Homes offers home designs and options that include stunning outdoor fireplaces that rival those you’ll find indoors for style and beauty. Featuring beautiful stonework and wood timbers, your outdoor fireplace blends beautifully into the natural surroundings. Even if you don’t choose an outdoor fireplace, a smaller fire pit adds cozy warmth to fall gatherings. Many can serve double duty, with attractive tops that turn them into tables.

Curtains may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to outdoor decorating, but they not only add a finishing touch to an outdoor living space, they also provide shade, privacy, and protection from the elements. Use curtains made of outdoor fabric to provide shade and cooler temperatures during the summer months, and insulation and warmth during the cooler months. Choose natural linen colors or resort stripes for a fun finish to your outdoor living space.

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