Great Front Porch Designs

The best front porch designs have several traits in common: architectural compatibility, functionality, and overall appeal. Mary and I call it harmonizing, that is, matching the architecture of your porch with that of your home.


The design of your porch should blend in seamlessly with the style and feel of your home rather than look like an add-on.

A porch's functionality should be an integral part of the design too.

No matter the size, every porch can provide some refuge from the weather, space for relaxing or perhaps just a shelf for holding packages while you unlock the front door.


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Porches naturally exude warmth and charm when they become an extension of your personality and style. After all, a porch is like a book cover to your home.

Understanding the components of a porch and how they complement each other helps you to create your perfect porch. Porch lighting, railings, columns, furniture, and landscaping are just a few of the critical factors to integrate into your front porch design.

Mary and I have created an amazing portfolio of front porch designs for almost every imaginable front porch along with designs for the ever popular screen porch, three season, and even four season porches.

In addition, we offer planning tips to create your own perfect porch.


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Front Porch Design Ideas

ranch home with gable porch roof Ranch Style Home Porch Designs

Although simplistic in design, ranch homes offer many opportunities for fantastic front porches. Explore ranch home porch roof designs along with porch column and porch railing options.
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depiction of ranch home with a selected porch roof design Great Front Porch Designs

We show you how different porches change the overall appeal of a home. Choose between a ranch or two-story home that offer many different design options.
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colorfully decorated small front porch with gable roof Small Porch Design Options

Small front porch designs can pack a big punch! See a multitude of examples you can use to design your new porch or remodel your existing one.
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before and after porch remodeling Amazing Front Porch Ideas

Find a myriad of front porch ideas you can use to help design your porch along with access to porch landscaping, decorating, and so much more!
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pleasant country front porch with green standing seam metal roof Fantastic Country Porch Designs

Country porches are a part of Americana; see these country porch designs that depict every design - from shed to hip, wrap-around, and beyond. Simplicity and beauty!

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curb appealing country porch with American flag Porch Pictures

Peruse our galleries of porch pictures and see amazing design features. A picture is worth a thousand words and if like us, seeing front porch designs on many types of residential architecture will give you many ideas for your porch.
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craftsman style home and front porch Craftsman Style Home Plans

Also referred to bungalows, and California bungalows, incorporate natural materials to make a beautiful home and inviting porch. Low-pitched roof lines extend over a wide porch.
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two story home with porch under construction Front Porch Addition Options

A must see section if planning to build a new porch or remodel your existing one. Find ideas for design, building, locating, and the many other considerations to maximize your investment and comfort.
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log home with amazing front porch with furniture Log Home Porch Designs

Everyone loves to look at log homes to glean ideas for building or purchasing your perfect home. We have some beauties for you here courtesy of Roger Wade, Architectural Photographer. You'll be impressed
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spacious patio addition to extend front porch Patio Porch Additions

Extending your porch with a nicely designed patio area is a very creative front porch design option. Extend small stoops and porches by providing additional space for entertaining, relaxing, or adding curb appeal.
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remodelded front porch with gable roof Porch Design Ideas / Makeovers

Ever wish you had an architect give your home a makeover? And take it from where it is - to where you want it to be? Dave and I found an architectural firm in Utah that shares some awesome "before and after" projects with us.
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Our porch portal is your access to all things porches! Discover how designs, decorating, landscaping, and accessorizing can add not only more functionality to your porch but also create amazing curb appeal and value.
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privacy porch with rectangular lattice work on one end Privacy Porch Ideas

A privacy porch design offers you solitude and can also help block wind, rain, or an unsightly view. We give you ideas to easily integrate into your overall porch design.
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porch with romanesque style porch columns Porch Component and Design Ideas

Complete your design by ensuring you have all the bases covered - use as your guide for creating the perfect front porch.

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colorful Victorian style front porch Victorian Porch Designs

Victorian style houses have expansive porches considered among the most beautiful and ornate in design. Colorful, Victorian porches usually include elaborate house trim.

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tiny house design with adorable front porch Tiny Houses with Porches

Just imagine a family of 3 living in a 320 square foot home. This sweet home even includes a cozy front porch. You will be surprised at their innovative ways of maximizing their living space.

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Our network gives you expert advice from professional porch builders, remodelers and landscapers to aid you in planning and designing your porch. Also listen to our podcasts covering many porch topics.
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Bush's Bean's farmhouse front porch Porch Designs Across America

Mary and I capture porch designs in our travels across the USA to give you ideas for your porch. From coast to coast, we can show you many porch designs and ideas you can use to create your ideal porch.
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comfortable bed on porch Sleeping Porches

There's nothing quite like sleeping out on our porch on summer night or snuggling under a quilt on a cool fall evening on the porch. See how you can turn your screened porch into a sleeping porch and enjoy the best of both worlds.
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large yellow beach house and porch Beach House Porch Designs

Primarily homes designed to be built near the water, beach house porches tend to be open to capture the beauty of the surrounding area. Coastal homes are often shingle style homes, raised on high foundations for flood protection.
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contemporary front porch with double columns Contemporary Porches

Also referred to as modern porches, they are usually absent of any historical style but varied and unique. No single design theme binds them as a style.

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southwestern style stucco front porch Creative Southwest Porch Designs

Spanish home porches typically are large with heavy wood trim and tile roofs and may contain arches. Red roof tiles, stucco siding and carved doors are all characteristic of Southwest homes.
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large two story southern plantation home Southern Porch Design Ideas

Southern home designs include large wrap around front porches even on multiple floors. Many southern homes range from majestic to cottage but all offer beautiful front porch designs.
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beautiful craftsman style front porch and home Use Our Front Porch Guide

Our porch guide delineates the correct architectural features and also shows what porch furniture and landscaping features are conducive to your home and porch architecture.
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Watch our porch videos that address all kinds of informative porch subjects you need to know!
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custom screened porch with swing See These Porch Planning Tips

We talk with a profession porch designer and builder to get her ideas for a perfect porch!
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