Nothing is nicer than visiting with family and friends in the cozy atmosphere of your own front porch. Back when you were growing up, you probably remember your folks sitting on the front porch on their webbed, fold-up chairs almost every night in the Summertime right after dinner and dishes were done. Friends and family often stopped by and a gab session ensued until the fireflies came out. Somehow that nightly tradition fell by the wayside and people started connecting and catching up first by e-mail, and now through Facebook. It seems sometimes we have forgotten how to connect face-to-face.
Suddenly the concept of porch sitting is trending as people are reaching out to their neighbors, more than just once a year at the annual block party.
Unfortunately, not everyone is lucky enough to have a porch large enough to accommodate an old-fashioned swing, a few rattan chairs with plumped-up pillows, and a table or two on which to place pitchers of iced tea or lemonade.
Additionally, the style of your home may not be conducive to adding a nice, big porch. Continue reading