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Ideas for Front Porch Designs and More

Are you looking for some awesome front porch designs and front porch ideas? Do you love porches as much as the two of us do?

Whether you are dreaming of a country style porch, a sophisticated contemporary style or you only have a small space for a charming portico, we welcome you here to design, plan, and decorate your porch.

Thanksgiving Day on the Porch

Create This Colorful Turkey for Your Porch

downloadable thanksgiving turkey craft for front porch from Front Porch Ideas and More Make this colorful turkey for display on your porch.

It is easy to do (you can download our template) and we show you how by following our turkey craft tutorial.

Yes, Porches Love Christmas!

While the two of us are not in favor of "rushing" Christmas, many of you love finding ideas for decorating your yard, front porch, and home. So for those of you who love to plan ahead we've got plenty of ideas you can use for this very special season.

Not only do we feature some of the wonderful holiday decorators but also we have many easy and fun DIY Christmas projects for the entire family.

Podcast: Christmas Lighting Ideas

Porch Ideas Network Podcast Learn to hang Christmas lights the right way from an expert! Listen to our podcast with outdoor Christmas lighting expert Bob Lyons who offers tips and ideas you can use.

Podcast: Take Perfect Holiday Pictures

Porch Ideas Network Podcast Capturing the lights of the season can be tricky. So we interviewed a special photographer who captures the wonderful Christmas lighting displays on Brooklyn front porches who offers her expertise.

Enjoy our podcast about Photogaphing Christmas Lights.

House Plans with Porches - Yes!

House Plans Online

Contemporary Ranch Home Plan

Do you like the look of this contemporary ranch style home? We do and it includes a small front porch design, too.

House plan with porch from Family Home Plans #86105
Who wouldn't love a charming porch like this?
Family Home Plan #86105

If you are looking to build a home, we have a new section on house plans online that you can browse. Did you know that 1800 - 2200 square foot homes are very popular? And that you can save a lot by purchasing a house plan online? Check out the front porch designs we found among different style homes.

A Shed Plan with a Porch

A shed with a pretty porch - this is a plan you can purchase
Photo courtesy of Family Home Plans
An adorable rocking chair porch on this shed

Order this plan and download it instantly as a PDF or have them print and mail it to you.

Dress Up Your Porch with Handcrafted Parts

Lovely home and porch using hand crafted parts from Vintage Woodworks

A porch can go from nice to elegant with the addition of handcrafted porch parts from Vintage Woodworks.

Is a Screened Porch on Your Horizon?

Tips and loads of pictures for an inspiring screened porch

One of the amazing custom porches built by The Porch Company right here in Nashville

If you are looking to build or update your screened porch this fall, Nancy Moore shares insider tips for screened porches with us.

From Front Porch Design to Build Process

build a porch and use our helpful guides and tips

Building a porch is a process and we have helpful guides for just about everything - from the roof to the railings and columns down to the floor and foundation.

We have a myriad of building information to make your porch project easier. From foundations to roofing, you'll discover building guides, how-to's, and tips for building your dream porch, no matter your front porch design.

Maximize Your Home's Curb Appeal

Cover of ebook Maximize Your Homes Curb Appeal Maximize Your Home's Curb Appeal, our free eBook for you.

This time of year is when we dust our porches off and get our home ready for summer days ahead. Your porch and front yard are what everyone sees when they drive by or come to visit. No matter your front porch design or size, jazz it up a bit this season!

We have gathered up some wonderful curb appeal pictures and tips to help you spruce up your home and make it look fabulous! See our eBook now and please share.

You Only Have 8 Seconds

Cover of ebook Staging Your Porch To Sell Your Home If you are selling your home, get a variation of our eBook that is loaded with helpful information for impressing prospective buyers. Get ideas for staging your porch!

Barbara Corcoran, real estate mogul, says, "Buyers decide in the first eight seconds of seeing a home if they're interested in buying it."
( 5 Smart Ways to Sell Your Home)

Listen to Our Audio Programs

Porch Ideas Network podcast Our audio program has over 30 episodes chock full of advice and insight from fellow porch experts.

We bring experts to you who share their love of porches and their expertise in such areas as building, designing, planning and decorating porches. Each show lasts approximately 20 - 30 minutes.

Halloween Decorating Tips from Jennifer Davenport

Porch Ideas Network podcast Jennifer Davenport, our friend and Interior Decorator, just loves Halloween and we think you will share in her enthusiasm when you learn why Halloween is part of her family's heritage.

Listen here:

Understanding Colors with Guest Lori Sawaya

Porch Ideas Network Our guest, Lori Sawaya, proprietor of Land of Color, shares color tips that will help with decorating your porch.

Sometimes you just wish that you knew these things earlier in life!

Listen here:

Screen Porch Window Options

Enclose your porch with these windows and get screens and weather protection all in one! Easy to install, they fit almost any size opening.

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On the Road

Dave and I travel across the U.S.A. taking pictures of porches to share with you. On the road van

We know your will enjoy the porches we've seen across the country.

All kinds: large and small, new and old, fancy, vintage, Victorian, contemporary, cottage-style and more.

Porch Appeal

Enhance the look of your porch with amazing details that will add a big dose of curb appeal. Beautiful trim can be used on your porch and home. exterior house trim on home

We found everything you need, from porch columns to amazing exterior house trim. Have fun
Explore the possibilities!

Capture the Breeze

If it's time for a new or replacement screen door we may have found what you are seeking. From single to doubles and custom made. Check these out. custom designed front aluminum screen door collage You can even design your own! Make a statement with a beautiful
Exterior Aluminum Screen Door.

House Plans with Porches

Yes, we have gathered a bunch for you. Check out these attractive home plans - all with porches. Whether you are looking for a home or just want to see some awesome front porch designs, check this out... See more
cottage house plan with porch

Looking for Mobile Home Porch Ideas?

We've gathered some ideas and pictures for you. Different types of roof designs, FAQ's. For manufactured, modular, pre-fab ... See more
mobile home porch with shed roof

Have You Tried Our Porch Illustrator

Porch Illustrator lets you see the difference a porch makes

If you have a ranch home, our Porch Illustrator will give you some idea how a porch would look on it. Try it!

We also have a Porch Illustrator for a two-story-home, too. Both very helpful with planning your front porch designs.

Our Picks

Our Front Porch Ideas Generator

Our 140 page ebook includes many before and after pics. Case studies from real homeowners of how their house might look with a wonderful front porch
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Our Front Porch Ideas Generator ebook

Small Porch Plans in an eBook

Do you have room for a small porch on your home? Then check out these good looking porches. You get six front porch designs (plans) in a 37 page PDF.
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porch plan book cover

Our Idea Book to Help You Nail Down Your Porch Design

We get lots of questions about how a porch would look on a ranch or two-story home. Take a look at our Porch Illustrator e-Book to see how a plain home is transformed with the addition of a porch. See more

Porch Illustrator Vol 1 & Vol 2

Our Site is a Labor of Love

As Dave and I have looked at homes over the years and strolled through neighborhoods, we have always been drawn to charming front porches. We've lived in homes with big porches, small porches and no porch (sad!).

We once purchased a home just because it had a screened porch. And that was a terrific decision.

Dave and I use our passion to bring you the best porch decorating and design ideas for your front porch.

We hope that our front porch designs, decorating and entertaining ideas will help you whether you have a front porch, side porch, or a great back porch!

You will find many front porch designs and porch pictures throughout our site.

Our front porch pictures will help you visualize and plan your projects.
Thinking of building or renovating a porch? From stone columns to renovating to building a new porch from scratch we have photo gallery pictorials to show you how it is done.

Share your porch pictures with us!


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Shop for Porch Parts at Vintage Woodworks.
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For Your Porch Parts

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Custom Porch Products

Aluminum screen doors from PCA Products
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Complement Any Home!

Learn more about screen porch windows from the Rekal Company
Don’t Just Screen It,
EzePorch It!

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A Portrait of Your Home

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