If you happen to be a morning person, or even if you’re not, waking up to beautiful weather is something we can all appreciate – even more so if your home has a great outdoor space to enjoy it on. There’s something to be said for a cool, sunny morning, fresh air and the calm before the day really begins. Here are a few ways to enjoy the early morning from your Porches Nashville:


Coffee The caffeinated jumpstart to many a morning. For some, even just the smell of a brewing cup can get them going. Taking the time to enjoy a fresh mug on the porch instead of in a hurried rush on the way out the door can be a great way to start any day.

Tailgate Football doesn’t start for a few more months, but here in the South, we take our pigskin seriously. Come August, football is king and those noon kick-offs can leave us scrambling for an early morning tailgate. Especially for away games, having a morning tailgate on your porch may be just the ticket.

Read Whether you’re caught up in a good book or just wanting to catch up on the latest news, starting the day by doing something you enjoy is made even more enjoyable when done outside.

Brunch brunch on porchEveryone’s favorite weekend pastime. Avoid the long lines and steep prices and host your own brunch for friends. Set up a make-your-own cocktail bar for those craving a Mimosa or Bloody Mary and enjoy your omelet al fresco.

Watch the sun come up There is something very humbling about watching the sunrise. It’s the dawn of a new day, a chance to start fresh and really put things into perspective. Relish in the tranquil minutes as the sun rises and begin your day with a renewed sense of purpose.

Exercise Maintaining an active lifestyle can be tough, especially after a long day at work. Wake up a bit early and head outside to your porch for some light activity such as yoga or deep stretching. Your body will thank you.

Whether relaxing or hosting a get together, enjoying your porch in the early morning is a great way to make use of your home’s outdoor space as the weather gets warmer. If you are looking to build, repair, or add on to your existing space, feel free to give us a call – Stratton Exteriors would be happy to answer any questions you have or come out for an estimate. We want you to take advantage of your porch as much as possible this summer and would love to help you get there.