I love my front veranda. We have considered enclosing it, but options, money & over capitalising for our area have stopped us. So I’ve done the next best thing – still made it into an out door room but using old furniture, retro fabrics & found pieces. Each spring & autumn I refresh the look, throw out old faded cushion covers etc, wash everything down & spray under the furniture with surface spray (for spiders!) About once month I vacuum the area & mop it down. I found the plastic carpet/rug for $5 in pop shop. I need to throw this one out as its a few years old & starting to rot.
In summer we have a camping stove on the table & cook our steaks out there while we sip wine- wonderfully relaxing.