Covered Porch Photos: HGTV Green Home 2010
A permeable paver walkway leads to the porch, covered by a coated copper metal roof. A cottage-style picket fence presides over landscape beds, planted with Blue Endless Summer hydrangea and dwarf flowering shrub roses, which will produce blush-pink blooms throughout the summer.
Mature trees provide shade for the open-frame porch, which features a beadboard ceiling and exposed rafter tails.
Cedar shingles and clapboards, a hallmark of this traditional New England home style, add an inviting element to the gathering spot. Andersen windows feature Low-E4 Smart Sun glass that blocks harmful UV rays and filters out the heat from the sun.
The porch deck is constructed of AZEK decking, a scratch-, stain-, split- and mold/mildew-resistant PVC product that is impervious to moisture and insects. Slim columns are in keeping with the shingle-style cottage design.
Antique wicker furnishings painted in a vivid shade of red hint at the home’s eclectic interior color palette.
Galvanized tables and brushed-nickel light fixtures provide a modern take on cozy, feminine cottage style.
A reclaimed New England fieldstone chimney commands attention in the side yard, where Miss Kim lilac bushes grow along the picket fence. These dwarf shrubs will produce purple, fragrant flowers in the spring.