You wouldn’t think building a back porch would be a big deal, but I’m here to tell you that it is! Even though the porch is in the backyard, you don’t want it to be an eye sore. You want it to add to the overall appeal of the entire house, to compliment the landscape and make it inviting and comfortable. A place that you can hang out and read a book by yourself or host a party and enjoy drinks and conversation with good friends. The back porch should be a place of beauty and comfort that adds value to your home.
My husband and I are designing our very first house together and now that we have the layout of the house nailed down we have moved onto discussing the landscaping and he is learning I am just as picky with the backyard as I was with the house itself. If our marriage makes it through the next few months then we can make it through anything! Luckily, I ran across this post that shows step by step how someone created a covered deck/patio in their back yard! And I think it would be the perfect compromise for me and my husband to do ourselves. It’s looks relatively easy to do and it is beautiful and inviting! You should check this out!