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Front Porch Appeal

Issue #33 April 2012

Porch News for Porch Lovers

Spring is in full bloom in middle Tennessee. Our northern neighbors may be a bit behind but will be there soon, too.

What better time to start thinking about planning to remodel your existing porch or even building a new one! If you love the porch you have, create a whole new look or update your existing one. And don't forget landscaping - we have some ideas we know you will love.

Spring time on the porch
Spring Time On The Porch - love the porch cushions and wicker furniture!

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Landscaping and Lattice

Front yard landscaping not only adds value but immense curb appeal as well. And better yet, you can enjoy your efforts right from your front porch. Our porch landscaping ideas section contains a wealth of information and photos to inspire you this spring and summer.

porch landscaping
Colorful front porch landscaping

Did you know the right landscaping can enhance your home's architecture. For example, cape cod style homes more often use simple and symmetrical landscape designs whereas more formal styles use clipped hedges and brick walkways.

Use our handy architectural and landscaping guide to find the right landscaping style for your home.

Lattice Garden Arbor
Painted vinyl lattice arbor

Privacy lattice Custom vinyl lattice panels can be used in a myriad of ways to include landscaping. Use it to create a garden arbor, fencing, privacy screening, and of course, porch skirting.

If you like interior decorating you will be delighted to see the many ways it can be used.

Check our video to see how you might use this versatile product in and around your home.

Porch Cushions - Make Your Hiney Happy!

Brighten your porch this spring and summer with new porch cushions. We recommend choosing porch cushions made from Sunbrella® fabric - they are color fast and really easy to clean. Be sure to take a minute or two and check out your options along with a video showing just how easy they are to maintain.

porch cushions

Porch Design Ideas eBook

Front Porch Ideas Generator Looking for some great ideas for building or remodeling your front porch?

Before you lift a finger, get some wonderful ideas from our 140-page eBook, The Front Porch Ideas Generator!.

At just $9.97, you'll be happy you saw our ideas and amazing transformations. More...

Lookie What We Found -
Small Cabin Plans (some with porches!)

We recently found this neat plans ebook filled with small cabin plans - ideal as cabins, playhouses, or storage sheds. And several have porches too. It comes with bonus plans for garages and also includes instructional videos.

small cabin plans

The plans are perfect for anyone contemplating building something similar and don't forget to add the porch! Learn more here.

Join our Porch Community on Facebook

You're invited to be part of our Facebook community. We share ideas with one another for decorating and using our porches.

Share Your Porch Photos

Would you like to share your porch photos with us? We would enjoy showing them off for you. Just upload your photos here. Tell us a little about each of them. We like to know the details.

summer side porch

Mary and Dave

Happy porch sitting from your friends,

Mary & Dave

Life is short. Enjoy your porch.


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A Few of Our
Porch Favorites

Outdoor pillows Pretty outdoor pillowsicon

A wooden porch swing
A wooden porch swing

is an all-time favorite

Outdoor curtains Wispy outdoor curtainsicon
add a touch of privacy to your porch

small rocking chair

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