Ideas for Front Porch Designs and More

Are you looking for inspiring front porch designs and front porch ideas?

Whether you dream of a country style porch, a sophisticated contemporary style or you only have a small space for a charming portico, we welcome you here to design, plan, decorate, and landscape your porch.

Extend Your Porch with a Pergola

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Imagine your porch with a pergola
A pergola is one rather easy way to create additional porch space and add value to your home. Look at an array of patio ideas for extending your porch.

Add Colorful Landscaping Around Your Porch

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Still time to create colorful front porch landscaping - get terrific ideas

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Imagine the wonderful curb appeal with these exterior trim ideas!

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Suppose you had these screen porch windows for three-season enjoyment

Baby, It's Hot Outside!

our porch with our new roll-up shades
What a difference these shades make on our porch this summer
Our porch is very warm on summer afternoons because our house faces westerly.

We decided a couple weeks ago to get shades for our porch and we love the difference they make.

We can still see the view as they simply filter the light and keep our porch and home cooler. Find similar shades on Amazon (affiliate link).

Home Plans with Porches

Now's the perfect time to select or create the perfect home plan and right here is great place to start.

We not only provide access to hundreds of home plans with fantastic porches in almost every architectural style but also many other options like storage sheds, she-sheds, outdoor projects and more.

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So why not take a look today...

Or Try Our "My Home Plan" Feature

Alternatively use My Home Plan to choose and even modify (if you desire) your home plan. For example, add storage, windows, enlarge a room, or add an office - do it all online right on our site. See example below.

house plan with porch and schematic
We invite you to give it a whirl.

Planning to Build a New Front Porch?

Give your home a new porch this year
Get porch construction tips
This could be your year for a new beautiful front porch for immeasurable comfort and joy for you and your family.

We have so many ideas here for you: From design, construction, decorating, and even landscaping. Begin with our porch building section.

Front Porch Design Ideas

Use our front porch illustrator to see how different porch designs affect the overall appeal of a home. We show you various porch designs on both a ranch and two story home to give you different perspectives.

ranch home with a pergola style front porch
Front porch with pergola style roof
The right porch design can surely add lots of appeal and extra outdoor living space. See more front porch design ideas!

Imagine This Sunny Shelter for Your Home

Beautiful three season porch with Screen Porch Windows
You can see this Sunny Shelter on Family Home Plans
Many of our readers have purchased the plans for this "jewel-like" sun room. You can purchase this plan through Family Home Plans (our affiliate link).

The walls are screened and the roof is affordable as it is made from plastic panels. 12 x 12 size.

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Thinking of a Screen Porch This Year?

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Beautiful porch designed and built by the Porch Company
Even if you don't have a screened porch yet, take a look at these screen porch pictures and important considerations our friend Nancy Moore shared with us.

Have You Tried Our Porch Illustrator?

Porch Illustrator lets you see the difference a porch makes

If you have a ranch home, our Porch Illustrator will give you some idea how a porch would look on it. Try it!

We also have a Porch Illustrator for a two-story-home, too. Both very helpful with planning your front porch designs.

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Small Porch Plans in an eBook

Do you have room for a small porch on your home? Then check out these good looking porches. You get six front porch designs (plans) in a 37 page PDF.
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Our Idea Book to Help You Nail Down Your Porch Design

We get lots of questions about how a porch would look on a ranch or two-story home. Take a look at our Porch Illustrator e-Book to see how a plain home is transformed with the addition of a porch. See more.

Porch Illustrator Vol 1 & Vol 2

Our Site is a Labor of Love

As Dave and I have looked at homes over the years and strolled through neighborhoods, we have always been drawn to charming front porches. We've lived in homes with big porches, small porches and no porch (sad!).

We once purchased a home just because it had a screened porch. And that was a terrific decision.

Dave and I use our passion to bring you the best porch decorating and design ideas for your front porch.

We hope that our front porch designs, decorating and entertaining ideas will help you whether you have a front porch, side porch, or a great back porch!

You will find many front porch designs and porch pictures throughout our site.

Our front porch pictures will help you visualize and plan your projects.

Thinking of building or renovating a porch? From stone columns to renovating to building a new porch from scratch we have photo gallery pictorials to show you how it is done.
Share your porch pictures with us!

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