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Custom Homes in Ponte Vedra FLOne aspect of building a coastal style, custom home is how you want to live indoors and outdoors.  Most homeowners want to be able to move from the inside to the outside with ease and expand how they live with a covered porch area.  A covered porch while essential to living in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, can also add valuable living area for your family.  Everyone likes to be outside to enjoy the ocean breezes.  But living near the beach can also bring summer storms.  So having a covered area where you can keep your patio furniture safe and dry is critically important.

Here are some examples of great covered porch options you should consider when building a new custom home in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

Front Porches
One defining architectural element for a beach home is the front porch that stretches across the front of the home and is usable. Be sure to have your porch big enough to create a sitting area to read a book, relax and talk to neighbors.

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Rear Patios
Have a mix of covered and uncovered space in your backyard can really open up your home. Be sure to consider installing a lot of windows or sliding glass doors to your backyard porches. If you have enough space, consider adding a summer kitchen that includes a grille, counter area, and a small refrigerator. Also, be sure to choose materials and finishes that look good but can resist the salt air and humidity.

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2nd Floor Covered Patios
A patio upstairs in a home lets you enjoy wonderful views of the beach or Intracoastal Waterway. And when you add a roof over it, you can leave your furniture out and safe in the elements.

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At Glenn Layton Homes, we believe that the essence of the Coastal Lifestyle is indoor and outdoor living, and covered porches and patios are an easy way to add valuable living area when building your own custom home in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

Glenn Layton Homes is “Building your Coastal Lifestyle” throughout Jacksonville and Northeast Florida. Our custom homes have been created in Amelia Island, Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Ponte Vedra, St. Augustine, and we are a builder of choice in desirable First Coast communities. Glenn Layton Homes will also build on your own lot.  Contact Glenn Layton Homes for a free consultation on your next custom home.


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