Most people do not spend much time outside. They would rather stay in their home where they have televisions to watch and the internet to browse. Most often, when asked they will say that they would go outside more often if they could find something to do. Therefore, we feel that decks and porches can make a boring yard better. It will give you the space that is outdoors, but also more enjoyable to be in.
If you have a large yard, you can build an amazing outdoor space by adding a large porch or deck to your home. In this space, you can have a covered area for sitting down and relaxing. You can get very comfortable outdoor furniture to fill it with. You can have an area built that gives you an outdoor kitchen, complete with a grill, refrigerator, and sink. You can have speakers outdoors that give you something to listen to. There are so many unique options for you to consider and all of them will be useful in getting your family outdoors more often.
Even if you don’t have a large yard or the money for a large designated outdoor space, you can still benefit from a small porch and deck. Many put a swing on their smaller outdoor area. They may put a table and chairs so that they can have a meal outside. They may have a grill set up on it. You don’t have to go large. You can keep it simple and add a little bit of sound with a radio or speaker set. All families love having picnics and it could be something you are missing out on.
The biggest issue isn’t the size of the porch for some people. Some have a great deck or porch on their home, but still sit indoors. Most likely this is because of the heat. If this is what holds you back from enjoying time outdoors, you can consider putting up an awning or a roof over it to keep the sun off your head while you enjoy all that you can do on a porch. What will it take for you to get up and outdoors?