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Epic Porches

Posted by Daltile Team on Aug 3, 2016 12:08:15 PM

It’s hot. So when the sun dips and takes the temperature with it, it’s time to head out the porch and enjoy the remaining summer evenings.

The porch, veranda, terrace, balcony, portico . . . whatever you call it, for many people it is a key part of their outdoor living space. A porch is the most flexible of exterior rooms. It can be a snug place to watch the sunset, read a book, or it can be extended to the deck or patio.
Here are a few out of the ordinary porches so you can get some ideas for your own epic porch.

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This comfortable corner is perfect for an alfresco breakfast or watching the sun set. The slate-look porcelain tile is set in two different patterns and makes the space unique.


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This grand entryway porch is covered with a welcoming shade of flagstone in slate that compliments the design of this home’s exterior.


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This back porch extends out to become a patio with modern artistic touches that give the space flair.



This oversized porch is more an outdoor living room. The raised infinity pool behind the porch brings the water up to eye level.


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This porch is more of a breezeway between two outdoor spaces where you can relax in a covered area but still enjoy the outdoors.


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A cabana becomes a secret porch only accessible to pool goers at this upscale property in Las Vegas.


Quartzite Stacked Stone on the porch walls

This out of the way porch is a secret hideaway decked out in a warm stacked stone.



This columned back porch is a luxurious transition between the house and yard covered with quartzite flagstone.


Slate in Mongolian Spring flagstone pattern

Flagstone slate is a great addition to any porch. It’s warmer and more inviting than your standard cement pad.


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