Front Porch Appeal
Issue #35 June 2012
Porch News and Ideas for Porch LoversJune, the perfect month to enjoy your porch. School is out for a few weeks, the days are hot and sunny, and summer arrived yesterday right on schedule!
Summer is the season for porch sitting and the perfect spot for cooling off the kids with a cold glass of lemonade!
July 4th is less than two weeks away and now is the time to start planning your front porch decorating. Whether you purchase items or make them yourself we encourage you to decorate your porch and fly Old Glory on this upcoming special day.
What's Inside Our June 2012 Edition
4th of July on Your PorchCelebrating the 4th of July on your porch is always fun. We have a complete section of 4th of July porch decorating ideas to share with you, from home-made decorations to lemonade and lots in between. Get the kids involved in making decorations; it can be a fun summer project for the entire family.
Colorful 4th of July Porch - photo courtesy of Raised in Cotton
Take Our 30 Second Porch SurveyWould you take our short 5-question survey?
We'd like to hear your thoughts about the value of a front porch.
It's short and sweet - we promise!
Jump over here to get started.
Westhaven PorchfestMary and I had a great time at Franklin, Tennessee's Westhaven Neighborhood Porchfest. What began in Ithaca, NY., a few years ago has caught on and spread across the country.
A porchfest is a neighborhood event where musicians playing a wide genre of music perform on front porches. Neighborhood folks and friends walk or ride around the area listening to great music, socialize to create a sense of community. It is fun for the whole family.
Band Angelica performing on the porch at Westhaven Porchfest
See more photos and find a Porchfest near you!
Garage Plan with a PorchMary found this unique Charleston Carriage House complete with porch and living area that we just had to share with you.
It has a porch (or covered patio area) and nearly 800 square feet of living quarters above the garage making it ideal for an art studio, bachelor pad, or a parent's space. Learn more about this neat garage plan.
Enjoy Our Patriotic Porch Video
Porch WindowsWant to convert your porch or screen porch to a three-season room? Or perhaps you would like to just block the wind and weather on a side or two.
Slideable porch windows make it and easy task. Because they are custom made, you can order them in almost any size and can be installed as a DIY project. You get the immediate benefit of both a screen window and a vinyl window to create a really pleasurable outdoor living area. We encourage you to learn more about this great product.
See our screen porch windows section for more details and options.
Lookie What We Found -
for your porch. Great any time of year
but especially during the spring and summer months - Flag Day, June 14th, Independence Day, July 4th, just to name a few. Here's a few of the many patriotic porch items we want to share with you:
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