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Rustic Flooring for Your Porch

Rustic Flooring for Your Porch

Porches are nice exterior living spaces for sheltering off the hot sun of summer. They also offer beautiful platforms for the family and the guests to enjoy the scenery of the stretching garden. Besides, front porches are the first areas that guests step into when they come to the home. Thus, a little effort to spruce up the space is necessary. Do this by employing rustic flooring, either from wood, stone or tiles.  

Here are some options that you can sample:

Oak wood flooring

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Using Exterior Rugs To Embellish Outdoor Living Spaces

Using Exterior Rugs To Embellish Outdoor Living Spaces

Exterior area rugs are both utilitarian and beautiful. With their various colors, sizes, shapes and patterns, they complement the outdoors very well. You can use them anywhere in the outdoor rooms such as under a table on the patio, at the entrance and under the seats. These rugs can also cover flooring that has a fair share of imperfections. Use them to cover dents on the floor surface while accentuating the area.

What to consider when selecting outdoor rugs

1. Material 

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How to Design a Front Porch That Will Amaze!

How to Design a Front Porch That Will Amaze!

Front porches are not only trendy but also inviting. They provide a nice and a comfortable area to entertain guests and spend time with family. Hence, it is important for a home designer to give a lot of attention to the design of the front porch. There are several design ideas for porches. The design you select must be commensurate with the space available, the needs of the client and their budget.

Tips for creating an outstanding porch

Consider the scale of the porch

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How to Decorate the Porch During Fall

How to Decorate the Porch During Fall

Suppose a client emails you and wants your advice as an interior designer on how they should spruce up their porch for the fall. How would you advise them? As an exterior designer, you will have to give free advice sometimes.  It comes with the turf! Every day of your job is not all about money and design. 

Here is some advice for decorating the porch for the fall:

Creating the best viewpoint is necessary. The front porch must then be tailored to portray the sweetness of the fall season. It is not a difficult venture though. For instance, if there are already potted plants, all you will need is to add some elements that will connote the harvesting period.

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5 Types of Exterior Living Space Flooring

5 Types of Exterior Living Space Flooring

Outdoor spaces feature a different kind of flooring from the interiors. A lot goes to the selection of floor types for exterior living areas. Owing to the prolonged exposure to the weather elements, there are some considerations to make. Good flooring for the outdoors must be strong enough to handle extreme weather conditions, high traffic and have the looks to complement the place. 

Five flooring types for exterior spaces

1. Stone

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