15 Idea-Filled Patios & Porches
Life on the coast means spending more time outside than in. Create the perfect hangout with ideas from these gorgeous spaces.
Focus on the ViewThe seascape steals the show in this indoor/outdoor space. When the transition is seamless, you can enjoy storm watching and stargazing from a box-seat perch.
• Skip the railing altogether (if building codes permit) so you can soak up maximum scenery.
• Consider white. Here, a pale palette makes the bright blue sea all the more brilliant.
• Install pocket doors to transform an interior room into an open-air retreat. First, though, check on site conditions such as wind direction, sea spray, and bugs.