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Contemporary Porches

Clean Simple Lines and Furnishings

Contemporary porches, also referred to as modern porches, are comfortable and welcoming. A contemporary style usually implies simple clean lines and a bit of sophistication, too.



Colors are often neutral with punches of bright colors and texture introduced with pillows and other accents.

These modern porches can be extremely varied, possibly unique, and no single common design theme binds them as a style. That's what makes them so interesting!

Contemporary home and porch. Notice the plant lamp, too.

Photo courtesy of PlantlampUSA.com
The plant lamps add warmth and ambiance to this stunning porch






Contemporary Porch Ideas



Contemporary home and porch. Clean lines.

Clean lines like those in the photo above are characteristic of contemporary homes and porches.





Contemporary home with expansive window display.

Note the expansive window display and how the architecture over the porch is carried through over the door and windows.





Contemporary porch. If the middle column were removed, the porch would have a more open feel.

Typical of many more contemporary porches, additional columns are added. In the photo above the middle column is not required for structural purposes. Removing that column will give the porch a more open appeal.





Simple clean lines on this modern home.

Again, simple clean lines rather than ornate or decorative trim.




Contemporary Home and Porch Plans



Here are a few home and porch plans that you can acquire from Family Home Plans to build your home or to use for adding a great porch!

cottage style contemporary home plan
Plan 65033
- Cottage style contemporary home




expansive windows on contemporary home plan
Plan 65015
- Note the expansive window arrangement




skylights on porch roof
Plan 49503
- Nice skylights on porch roof




split level Contemporary home plan
Plan 49230
- Split-level contemporary






For these and other home and porch plans visit Family Home Plans. They have an amazing library of plans to suit your needs.






Characteristics of Modern Homes and Porches



Lovely contemporary home and porch
Inviting contemporary porch on a lovely newer home


Today's homes have

  • large expanses of windows
  • incorporate geometric shapes
  • odd-sized windows
  • clean lines rather than ornate characteristics like Victorian homes
  • open, informal floor plans

Contemporary-style homes also vary extensively by region, and what may be considered contemporary in one region is simply non-traditional in another. This style home is unique and varies by design.

An interesting observation we've made is that many modern homes lack large porches. If a porch is present, most are small porticoes, or relatively small in overall design. If there is no porch, usually there is a pediment above the door and light panels on either side.

Because many modern homes are found in developments, lot size ends up dictating porch size. When you only have a small area on which to build, interior space is a premium and therefore, porches are minimized in most cases.

You've come to the right place if you have a small contemporary-style porch! We offer many great tips for small porches to include how to expand, decorate, and furnish them.



Lovely contemporary home and porch Have a split-level home? Here's ideas for adding a front porch!














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