Timber frame porches offer shelter from the sun, wind, and rain. They also offer much, much more. The space extends your living area outdoors, expanding the space you live in and making it comfortable to live in a smaller space inside.
The front porch on our timber frame serves as a place to drink our morning coffee…and a glass of wine with friends in the evening. As we sat and worked on green beans from the garden, it brought back memories of grandmothers and mothers sitting on front porches in aprons as they prepared food for canning and freezing.
Flowers, both those brought from inside after a long winter of sunshine through the windows, and those planted in the spring, thrive on the porch. They fill the air with fresh, natural scents and the vibrant greens and amazing color lift the heart. These plants, sheltered by the timber frame of the porch, bring a smile to everyone who comes up the steps.
After a long, hard day, sitting on the porch swing (just swinging) is a nice way to end the day.
Whether you porch is large and grand and opens to views of mountains and lakes or whether it’s smaller and reminiscent of your grandparents’ porch, it connects you to the outdoors…to life larger than yourself.
So, stop on by, sip a tall glass of iced tea, and swing or rock for a while. We’ll be waiting.
Just give me a call at 828-524-8662 and we’ll sit on the porch and talk. See you soon, Bonnie Pickartz