Rosie on the House: Making the Porch the Focus of Neighborhoods | Home & Garden





Moving some of your outdoor activities from the backyard to the porch, like enjoying your morning coffee, gives you the opportunity to meet neighbors.


Ron Medvescek, Arizona Daily Star


Rosie Romero special for the Arizona Daily Star

What do you think of including a porch in a renovation project?

Responnse: A porch offers people the opportunity to meet and connect with their neighbors, often developing close and lasting friendships.

Spending more time outdoors at the front of the house will improve communication between you and your neighbors. Keeping the lines of communication open through face-to-face contact is an important part of being a good neighbor. It is difficult to do this from your garden or inside your house.

Move some of your outdoor activities from the backyard to the porch, like enjoying your morning coffee or happy hour. Greet and say “hello” to your neighbors on a walk. Over time, you will become familiar with everyone’s walking times.

“I find people like to wave to their neighbors while walking, especially when there are pets involved,” says Rochelle Horn, designer/sales consultant for Rosie Right – Design. To construct. Remodel.

Invite a neighbor over for a cool glass of tea in the Arizona sun. Find out what they do for a living, what their schedules are, and who lives in the house. Also share your information. Knowing this kind of information can create a strong and healthy neighborhood.

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