Sidewalk-Friendly Porches

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Properly-designed porches contribute to sustainable places in several ways, including enticing people to spend time outdoors so they begin to enjoy living in season, potentially saving thousands on utility bills. But they can contribute mightily to the walkabilty of a place as well. If properly placed in relation to the sidewalk with good railing and fence design, you enhance the chances that someone on the porch might have a conversation with someone walking by. Conversations lead to relationships, and as cheesy as it sounds, relationships lead to people acting like neighbors again.

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