What size is your back porch?
We are about to add a deck onto the back of the house where currently there is nothing. I would like it to be wide enough for a porch swing and a couple of chairs. I think 6-8' would be good. I don't want people to fall off the edge when they are walking around someone sitting in a chair IYKWIM. Dh thinks I am trying to make it too big and it will be too expensive. I want it to be comfortable.
Our front porch is 4' wide and luckily is concrete on grade or people would fall off trying to walk around someone. And a deck walk he built to the garage door is also about 4' and just too narrow IMO. Now I'm wondering if 6-8' is even wide enough.