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

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Ranch Style Home Porch Designs

While simply designed, ranch homes offer opportunities for fantastic front porches. Explore ranch home porch roof designs, column and railing ideas.

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Great Front Porch Designs

We show you how different porches change the overall appeal of a home. Choose between a ranch or two-story homes.




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Small Porch Design Options

Small front porch designs can pack a big punch! See ideas for designing your new porch or remodel your existing one.

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Amazing Front Porch Ideas

Porch ideas you can use to help design your porch along with access to porch landscaping, decorating and more!













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Fantastic Country Porch Designs

Part of the American landscape; see country porch designs that illustrate shed to hip, wrap-around, and beyond.

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Porch Pictures

Peruse our galleries of porch pictures design features. A picture is worth a thousand words.

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Craftsman Style Home Plans

Often called bungalows, these homes incorporate natural materials. Low-pitched roof lines over a wide porch.

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Front Porch Addition Options

A must see section if planning to build a new porch or update your existing one. Maximize your investment and comfort.


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Log Home Porch Designs

We have some beautiful log home for you to see. Courtesy of Roger Wade, Architectural Photographer.

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Patio Porch Additions

Extend your porch or stoop with a nicely designed patio for entertaining, relaxing, and adding curb appeal.


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Porch Design Ideas / Makeovers

Ever wish you had an architect give your home a makeover? See before and after pics.

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Porch Ideas

Our porch portal is your access to all things porches. Discover the kind of porch you love by viewing our ideas.





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Privacy Porch Ideas

A privacy porch design offers you solitude and can also help block wind, rain, or an unsightly view.

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Porch Component and Design Ideas

Complete your design by covering your bases. Our guide helps you create your perfect front porch.

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Victorian Porch Designs

Victorian style houses have expansive porches considered among the most beautiful, colorful and ornate in design.

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Tiny Houses with Porches

Just imagine a family of 3 living in a 320 square foot home with a cozy front porch. Clever ways to maximize space.


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Porch Ideas Network

Listen to our podcasts. Expert advice from professional porch builders, remodelers and landscapers for planning your porch.

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Porch Designs Across America

Mary and I capture porch designs in our travels coast to coast. Gather ideas to create your ideal porch.


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Sleeping Porches

There's nothing quite like sleeping on your porch on summer night or snuggling under a quilt on a cool fall evening on the porch.

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Beach House Porch Designs

Homes designed to be built near the water, beach house porches tend to be open to capture the beauty of the surrounding area.

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Contemporary Porches

Also referred to as modern porches, no single design theme binds them as a style.

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Creative Southwest Porch Designs

Spanish home porches typically are large with heavy wood trim, tile roofs, stucco siding and carved doors.


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Southern Porch Design Ideas

Large wrap around front porches on multiple floors ranging from majestic to cottage with beautiful front porch designs.

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Use Our Front Porch Guide

Our porch guide delineates the correct architectural features, furniture and landscape features to nicely coordinate.


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Watch Our Porchology Videos

Our porch videos address many helpful porch topics. Enjoy our expert guests!

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See These Porch Planning Tips

We talk with a professional porch designer to get her ideas for an ideal porch.

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