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Ideas for Front Porch Designs and More


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

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.


We're All About It - Beautiful Front Porches

contemporary farmhouse with large wrap around front porch


Whether your dream porch is a large country wrap around or you prefer another style like a Craftsman bungalow or even a small stoop, we have an amazing directory of front porch designs for you to browse.

We also have lots of screen porch design ideas too!





This Could Be Your Year!

This could be the year you get to enjoy the outdoors in your own screened porch. Enjoy family meals outdoors without pesky insects or just relax while watching the sunset.

Whether screening a porch, deck, or patio, find a screen porch kit option that's just right for you. They are perfect for mobile or manufactured homes too!



Listen to our audio program about screen porch kits!



You Have 8 Seconds - First Impressions Count

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)

Much is written about staging your home when selling but little information is available about staging the "first room" of your home - your porch or stoop. Mary and I created a complementary eBook with over 40 pages of photos and ideas for staging your front porch to create that great "first impression".



Whether selling your home or looking for curb appeal ideas, download our complementary eBook (no email required). Feel free to send it to friends, family, real estate agents, or whoever you think might benefit from its content.

See our eBook now and please share!


Listen to Our Audio Programs

Porch Ideas Network podcast Our audio program is new!

We bring experts to you each week 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.

How About a DIY Screen Porch Kit?

Porch Ideas Network podcast Our guest, Glenn Smith, talks with us about using a screen porch kit to enclose your porch, deck or patio.

Listen here:






Think Spring on Your Porch

Kim's springtime porch - Old Road Primitives


Purple phlox and tulips spell spring. That's Kim's porch from Old Road Primitives.

See her porch and other lovely ideas for spring on your porch right here.



Building a Porch from the Ground Up

Use our porch construction guides, ideas, and tips to help you understand all facets of porch construction. From foundations to roofing, discover what is required to build a porch, no matter the size.

large front porch under construction


contractor working on front porch We make it easy to find a contractor in your area to obtain estimates and build all or part of your porch or other project.

Just use our handy "Find A Local Contractor" form




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 -
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Instant Curb Appeal

Nothing increases your home's curb appeal as instantly as does painting your front door. Now's there a paint that's specifically made for your front door and it comes in a variety of wonderful colors too! freshly painted front door with Modern Masters Front Door Paint

We like Modern Masters
Front Door Paint
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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
Exploring 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.



Porch Comfort

Porches were meant for comfort and we can't think of anything more comfortable than a porch swing bed. Not all swing beds are the same; find out what style would be perfect on your porch.

comfortable porch swing bed by The Porch Company






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

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



The Porch Store
Porch Store
Custom Porch Products



Give your front door a fresh new look with Front Door Paint by Modern Masters
Get the free Front Door Paint App
See your front door in our 24 colors



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



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







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








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