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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.


Ranch Home Porches

Two rocking chairs and a swing on a beautiful porch


This cozy ranch home is one Dave and I see when we take walks. We often are asked about designs for ranch home porches and so we have gathered pictures from our travels for you.



Two rocking chairs and a swing on a beautiful porch


Here is another view of this cozy rocking chair porch for you to see.





Who Is Looking Forward to Fall Decorating?

colorful wooden chair decorated for autumn
photo courtesy of rapt_in_roses


Transform an older chair into an autumn decoration for a corner of your porch - with paint in a rainbow of colors and autumn harvest of your choice.

This is #1 of 12 Easy Autumn Decorating Ideas - decorating an old chair



House Plans with Porches - Yes!

House Plans Online



What a beautiful setting for this ranch home with an appealing front porch. Can you picture yourself building a home like this one?



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.



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, we have an entire section on screened porch topics for you to see.





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.



DIY: Add a Walkway Around Your Porch - like we did!

Porch walkway idea in pea gravel


Amazing what a DIY walkway does for your porch's curb appeal. We have been enjoying the cottage look our pea gravel walkway lends to our home.



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."
(Today.com 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.

Autumn Decorating Tips from Jennifer Davenport

Porch Ideas Network podcast Jennifer Davenport, our friend and Interior Decorator, gives us some wonderful tips for adding autumn whimsy to your porch and home.

Listen here:


Buying House Plans Online - with guest Jarret Magbee

Porch Ideas Network Our guest, Jarret Magbee, CEO of Family Home Plans and Cool House Plans, sheds light upon purchasing house plans online. He talks about the popular styles and sizes of homes that people are buying today and how you have many options with pre-designed house plans, including modifications.

Listen here:






Think Autumn on Your Porch

Tour 25 bloggers porches to get autumn inspiration
Over twenty bloggers shared their autumn decorating ideas with us


From traditional to elegant, whimsical to beach-inspired, you will appreciate all the fall porch decorating ideas these bloggers shared with us!



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.

Screened porch windows from EzePorch.com

Extend your outdoor time in comfort -
get details!


On the Road

Dave and I travel across the U.S.A. taking picturs 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.

vintagewoodworks.com 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
See more
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.
See more
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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Our Sponsors

The Porch Store
Porch Store
Custom Porch Products



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



Aluminum screen doors from PCA Products
PCA Products
Complement Any Home!



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



PVC vinyl lattice panels from Acurio Latticeworks
Decorative Panels
from Acurio Latticeworks







Custom watercolor paintings of your home
Imagine!
A Portrait of Your Home








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