A Wrap of Elegance – Wrap Around Porch Design Benefits

A Wrap of Elegance – Wrap Around Porch Design Benefits
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    A porch and a verandah are often used interchangeably.

    However, the two structures are very different.

    A porch is an external structure projecting from the main building while a verandah is a roofed platform along the outside of a building.


Most people have their dream houses well engraved in their minds. While some are already living in theirs, others are in the process of acquiring one. Often times an architect is hired to ensure that the plan is on point.

The various types of house plans include a frame –house home design, a county house plan, an open floor plan, walk-out basement, narrow lot homes, and a wrap around porch plan. The number of house designs can be as diverse us our individual imaginations. However, the best design is a matter of personal preference.

The wrap around porch

The wrap around porch design has a historical aspect. Houses with this type of a plan have a full width porch that continues round the entire house. These type of plans can have a porch at the front of the house and on both ends. Sometimes, it can also be a long porch in the front and another one at the back of the house.

The plan has similarities to the farmhouse style and the Victorian style. Victorian architecture was a style common in the 19th century. The style was a combination of historical influence with Asian or middle east influences.

The wrap around porch can be designed in variety of ways to give the house that gorgeous look. These designs include a wrap around porch with repeating arch details, a curved wrap around etc. The curved wrap around porch marked the home of Queen Anne Victoria (1894). The porch can be decorated with artwork, fans, unique lighting fixtures, and beautiful flowers.


The benefits of a wraparound porch are numerous. The porch provides a comfy place where one can relax to enjoy the cool summer, morning sun or just listen to crickets on a cool evening while sitting. They are often built in such a way they give a very beautiful view of the surrounding scenery. Because the porch is well sheltered one is completely protected from the harsh weather.

The porches are nicely sheltered and can be used by neighbors to gather and socialize. The porch also adds a classic touch to the entire house as it can be built in a number of designs that are breathtaking. The wrap around porch is also an elegant way to add to ones living space. For those who enjoy reading, nice sofas can be added to offer comfort while enjoying a good read. A wrap around does not limit the number of floors.


Whichever design you choose, it is good to get advice from experts such as interior designers and architects. They offer guidance as one decides on such things as color, best accessories, a perfect home plan etc. Your taste as the home owner also matters a lot, and one should never shy away from voicing their suggestions.

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