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 dream 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.
Porches Ready for Springtime
Has spring arrived where you live? Porch sitting time is close for many of us. And if you are still having chilly weather, even snow, be patient and know that spring will reach you.
Hard to resist these beautiful springtime scenes. A few years ago Dave and I had the joy of visiting Durham NC.
Oh my, what a porch haven. The azaleas so showy, the dogwoods so elegant. And the porches?
We can attest they love porches in Durham. We sure enjoyed our visit there and walking in their beautiful town.
Why Not Build a Screened Porch This Year?
Is having a screened porch part of your plans this year?
From keeping bugs out to a little more privacy and comfort, a screened porch is a haven that is sure to be enjoyed by you and your family.
You have many options for approaching your project, from walls only kits to hiring a contractor.
We cover them all and show you how easy it is to build one yourself, from the foundation to the roof.
Or, of course, you could hire an experienced builder to design and build the porch of your dreams.
Have You Seen Our New Interactive Home Plan Section?
A huge advantage of online home plans is the cost savings
Check out these interactive home plans available right on our site.
Use the promotion code frontporchideas to get 10% off your order. That's a nice savings for sure.
With this new module, you can make changes to a home plan and submit them directly to the designer (most plans!).
For example, if you want to move walls, add closet space or expand your porch, all you have to do is draw your ideas on the plan with your mouse.
And you can write notes to explain in more detail what you want.
You will find quite a few front porch designs on these homes from small porches to large spacious porches!
Proud of Our Granddog on the Porch
Our granddog Cisco loves a good porch - although we must admit he likes his carpeted floors inside, too! We bet your pets enjoy porch time, too.
Feel free to send us a picture - we'd love to see your sweet pets on the porch. Take a look at the porch pets our readers have already shared with us
Screen Porch Plan Options
Build a screen porch or three-season porch this year using easy-to-follow porch plan.
It's easier than you might think.
Do it yourself or hire a contractor to construct an outdoor room your family will enjoy for years to come.
Spacious screened porches you can build from a plan
Many of our readers have purchased these screened porch plans - and there are other plans, too. Make this the year you do it.
Imagine the joyful times you and your family will have on your screened porch - playing cards, sharing meals, listening to music, visiting with friends.
Dave and I made lots of memories with our sons on the screened porches we had while our family was growing up.
The boys often had friends over who hung out on the porch.
Do You Already Have a Screen Porch?
Easily Installed Screen Porch Windows
It's easy to convert your new or existing screen porch into a three-season room by using this innovative porch windows.
With these windows, you can enjoy your porch almost year round!
Download This Free Shed Plan
This simple plan is great for additional storage, a potting shed, a small home office or even a playhouse for your children.
1. If you don't "see" the plan when it comes up on your computer, no worries. Once you download it, you will see it just fine.
Seems there are issues depending upon which browser you use, so not to worry.
2. Since these are construction blue prints, if you plan to actually build this shed, you will probably want to print the plans.
24x36" is the preferred size of paper. You can email the document to a local print shop or office store.
You may not need to print all the pages.
3. This plan is courtesy of Family Home Plans
and the two of us.
Download this free shed plan
Be sure to read our notes above
Use Our Free Tutorial to Help Square Your
Porch or Deck Foundation
We created a 14-page guide to help you get your deck or porch foundation square.
One of the most important factors to building a quality foundation is to be sure it is square to your home.
Download our step-by-step tutorial
with helpful pictures, diagrams and a conversion chart for fractions to inches.
Beautify Your Manufactured / Mobile Home Exterior
Adding a porch to your home is just one of the 9 mobile home improvement ideas that we put together for you.
Simple ideas like adding a porch, installing shutters, adding nice landscaping and more.
How About Jazzing Your Porch with a New Aluminum Screen Door
Who wouldn't love calling this home?
Beyond the home department stores is a wonderful selection of aluminum screen doors to spruce up your home this spring
We are proud to feature PCA's aluminum doors - handcrafted and focused on quality.
Show pride in your home with a new screen door.
Dress Up Your Porch with Handcrafted Parts
A front porch design can go from nice to elegant with the addition of handcrafted porch parts from Vintage Woodworks.
Dazzle Your Front Porch Design with Lovely Railings
Photos courtesy of The Porch Company
Oh, to not ever have to paint porch railings again. What a nice thought.With PVC railings like these, your porch is uniquely beautiful.
The railings you see above are available from The Porch Company.
House Plans Online
If you are looking to build a home, we have a section on various plans online that you can browse. Did you know that 1800 - 2200 square foot homes are very popular? Check out the front porch designs we found among different style homes.
Maximize Your Home's 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 warmer 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
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."
(Today.com 5 Smart Ways to Sell Your Home)
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.
Extend your outdoor time in more comfort - get details
On the Road
Dave and I travel across the U.S.A. taking pictures of porches to share with you. We love seeing how front porch designs vary across the country.
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 with Trim
Adding exterior house trim can turn an ordinary porch into a most charming front porch. There are seemingly endless options
from which to choose - add a little or alot!
Running trim, spandrels, gables, brackets - it all makes
a beautiful difference on your home!
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.
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...
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 ...
Have You Tried Our Porch Illustrator
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 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
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.
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.
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.