The back porch was what really sold me on this house. Doesn't every one want a big porch? Well, be carefull what you wish for, a porch is some serious high maintenance.
High maintenance but truly worth the effort.
Every year in April I pull all my porch furnishings into giant piles and cover them over with sheets while the pollen rains down. Then after about 3 weeks the pollen slacks off and it's time for the big clean.
All the furniture/stuff gets hauled out to the yard and hosed/scrubbed off.
Big porch = lots of stuff.
Next comes a lot of sweeping, vacuuming, mopping and scrubbing with bleach water to get the walls and floors clean for another season. Every surface gets dirty on a porch.
Then everything comes back to the porch and to it's spot.
It's a LOT of work but worth it all in the end.
I love dinner on the porch and candles after dark. sweet.