With warmer weather, many of us are delighted to spend more time outdoors.  What better way to enjoy the mild weather than to extend your living space to the outside of your home.  At Grove Manor, we offer options from patios and porches to sunrooms – and all will compliment your new ranch home.  How you use the space and which option works best for you simply depends on your preference and how you wish to use the space.  Be sure to consider your home’s orientation as well, if sun or shade is important to you at a particular time of day.  We are happy to walk home sites with you to determine which directional facing will enhance the enjoyment of your home’s backyard.

Sun Loving Patios

Are you a sun lover?  Perhaps an open-air space is best suited for you – just be sure safely limit your sun exposure.  If you grill often, a patio provides the right environment for your culinary pursuits and a place to enjoy them.  A landscape border around your patio, including flowers which can attract butterflies and hummingbirds, can add interest and tranquil beauty.  Same is true if you wish to include a water feature such as a small garden pond or fountain.  An attractive umbrella means you have shade where you need it, when you want it.  A fire pit is also an option for chilly evenings, providing nearly year-round use.  And, best of all, clean-up is a breeze with your garden hose.

Gatherings on the Porch

At Grove Manor you may choose from a front porch for your home, and a covered patio (open-air porch) or screened porch for the rear of your home.  Whether you like to sit outside and interact with your neighbors out front, or prefer a more private setting out back, we have you covered!  An open-air porch, or covered patio, provides shade and the perfect setting for shade-loving plants and a porch swing.  A screened porch brings the outside to your living space with not only sun protection but insect protection as well.  From meals to relaxing or entertaining, a screened porch is that perfect transition from inside to outside and a great option for gaining space that can be used throughout much of the year.  And, like a front porch, it is a great spot to sit a spell!

Bringing in the Outdoors Year Round

A sunroom is part of the interior of your home, and this option offers many benefits.  Not only is it a wonderful bonus spot that you can comfortably enjoy no matter the weather, it is your gateway to your backyard, allowing the space to function as an extension of the outdoors.  If you wish to utilize your sunroom as an additional sitting area or entertaining space, let your décor set the stage with a garden or beach themed palette.  Live plants, comfortable seating, accessories and artwork can transform the space to feel like a peaceful retreat or fun getaway!


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Grove Manor, Broadstreet Homes’ newest active adult community, is conveniently located just two miles to charming downtown Waxhaw, in Union County, NC. Grove Manor offers low maintenance designs and homeowners will enjoy an amenity-rich community center, tree-lined streets with sidewalks, and yard maintenance provided by the homeowners’ association. Take advantage of everything this beautiful community has to offer during our grand opening – unparalleled homes & amenities from $279,990!

Today’s lifestyle – live it at Grove Manor!