Contributed byLori Dolnick.
Check out VixenHill.com where you can design your own eat-in porch, right online. The online porch builder is a brand new feature of their website that also lets you build shutters and gazebos online. These are fine wood products that are crafted in Pennsylvania. The design is modular so you can build it yourself – complete with architectural features, screens and glass inserts. I’ve had the pleasure of touring their factory and the cedar smell is intoxicating. It makes you want to sit back in an Adirondack chair, read a book and forget the world. Better yet, put up an antique table with a country cloth and make a three-season dining space that will have your friends and family bringing you bottles of wine just to enjoy it.
Don’t have a porch or deck you can screen in? Vixen Hill’s pergolas are made from quality Western Red Cedar – perfect for climbing plants and a durable focal point that will age gracefully without staining or painting. Create a little Mediterranean get-away that shades you from the sun and sets the stage for memorable dinners and get-togethers. Vixen Hill offers classic teak furniture or you can visit Brown Jordon for some amazing outdoor furnishings that look like they belong indoors. According to the National Association of Realtors, deck (porch) improvements are renovations that pay back about 80% of their value when you sell – an affordable DIY home improvement that adds living space and pays back over time.
Contributed by Lori Dolnick.
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