Hello everyone! How are you today? Hope your all doing great! As the title of this post announced, I made a big tiny house purchase. =) I’m getting a front porch! (No, that is not my tiny house in the picture below but that is kinda sorta but not really what my porch will look like)
After talking with both porch companies (read here for a refresher) I went with the black metal option, which I think is the 2nd one. I re-read that post and think I referred to them at some point in the wrong order – oops!
After your comments (thank you by the way!!!) I decided on the black metal decking because it would be safer and not as glare-y – yes, I’m making that word up. Plus, even with shipping it was cheaper. The owner suggested that if I didn’t like the black metal decking (it might get too hot in the sun) I can install SwissTrax on top of it.
What’s SwissTrax you ask? well, it’s a molded plastic – or some kind of material – that is also perforated to allow rain/dirt/debris to fall through but comes in different colors and designs. It’s durable so it’ll hold up in all weather conditions. I’m holding off on that right now but if I see the need for it, I’ll look into it or something similar in the future.
Back to my new front porch…I got two (2) 40″ x 60″ decking with a set of stairs and adjustable legs as per the manufacturers recommendation. I plan to install it in this pattern “Q” below.
Going this layout allows me room to place a chair and possibly a potted plan on the patio beside the door. I think it’ll look balanced once it’s installed – or at least that’s what I’m hoping for. =) ***however, if I don’t like it, the owner said it would be easy to switch around and create those other layouts***
This isn’t a custom option but due to it being quite a pricey item they don’t make them until they receive the order/payment. I wrapped this up yesterday (Monday) and it’ll take them 4 weeks to get it done then ship it. They gave me a September 26th deadline for manufacturing then it’ll get FedEx’d to me. I was worried that shipping would be outrageous for something so big but it was only $215 delivered to the FedEx location. To get it delivered to my house it would be around $365…I’ll let you guys guess which one I went with. =)
Stay tuned for more information as I get the porch and install it.