Since summer has officially arrived in NYC, there's nothing better to daydream about than having a big outdoor area to spend nights and weekends on. While my apartment has a (rather sizeable) porch, there are some downsides. It happens to be off the bedroom of one of my roommates and, as we're on the second floor, is made of metal instead of tiles, stones or wood. After a childhood with an acre of gardens & grassy areas, plus several large patios lining the back side of the house, I can't help but think it's one of the things I miss out on the most while living in NYC.
Whether you live on the coast or nestled in the suburbs in the Midwest, wouldn't it be lovely to spend your free time sipping coffee and reading-or throwing fabulous dinner parties and get togethers-on any of these porches?