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Mary and Dave, your hosts of The Porch Ideas Network Welcome to our Porch Ideas Network, brought to you by your hosts, Mary and Dave Morris, creators of Front Porch Ideas and More. We know lots of folks love porches and our goal is to highlight those companies, services, or products that make your porch a more inviting and curb appealing place to be. In addition, we interview experts in construction, landscaping, and decorating along with offering our own insight via our podcast channel.

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Porch Designs

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Purchasing Online House Plans

Porch Ideas Network Jarret Magbee, CEO of Family Home Plans, enlightens us about purchasing stock houseplans online. Learn about today's trends, what you should know before getting a house plan and the kinds of modifications you can have done.

Modifying Stock House Plans

Porch Ideas Network Shawnna Steele, owner of ReDesign HP, gives us an insider tips to modifying house plans. Learn about the modifications that she most often sees and why you should focus upon the floor plan more than exterior when deciding upon a plan.

The Intrigue of Craftsman Style Porches

Porch Ideas Network podcast Bruce Goodman and Leisa Collins share their knowledge about the Arts and Crafts Movement and the beautiful architecture of Craftsman Style homes and porches. Especially bungalows!

Determining Your Porch Needs

Porch Ideas Network Podcast Our guest, Gregory Tatsch, founder of Vintage Woodworks, knows that great front porch designs happen through careful planning. Part 1 of a 3 part series.

Understanding the Structure of Your Porch

Porch Ideas Network Podcast Our guest and sponsor, Gregory Tatsch, continues his discussion on planning your porch as he speaks about the structural components of the porch roof, floor, posts, beams and ceiling. Part 2 of a 3 part series.

Decorative Porch Parts

Porch Ideas Network Podcast Our special guest, Gregory Tatsch, founder of Vintage Woodworks, shares how decorative porch parts can make your porch extra special. Part 3 of a 3 part series.

Screen Porches

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What's Better than a Screened Porch?

Porch Ideas Network podcast Caison Craven, Operations, Operations Manager at DIY Eze Breeze, shares wonderful tips for adding windows to your porch.

What to Consider When Building Your Screened Porch

Porch Ideas Network podcast Nancy Moore, Founder of The Porch Company, has some excellent practical suggestions for planning your screened porch.

Screen Porch Kits

Porch Ideas Network podcast Our guest, Glenn Smith of Screen Houses Unlimited, tells us about several options for screening your deck, porch or patio with a screen porch kit. Kits range from seasonal to permanent or "walls only" and are DIY friendly!

Custom Aluminum Screen Door for Your Porch

Porch Ideas Network Podcast Steve Pfeffer, President of PCA Products, tells us about the custom aluminum screen doors that his Tennessee company manufactures. Each one is handcrafted. We enjoyed hearing how his doors help solve common problems.

Enjoy Your Porch More with Screen Porch Windows

Porch Ideas Network Podcast Our guest Sean Laker of the Rekal Company talks about the benefits and features of screen porch windows. No more storing and lugging out storm windows for your porch.

Porch Decorating

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Understanding Color, Especially for Your Porch

Porch Ideas Network podcast Color expert and strategist, Lori Sawaya explains color concepts to us. Very helpful tips I wish we had known sooner!

A Watercolor Painting of Your Home

Porch Ideas Network podcast Watercolor artist and friend, Leisa Collins, shares how she creates a custom watercolor portrait of your home. Leisa has painted hundreds of house portraits all across America and we love her work

Stage Your Porch to Sell Your Home

Porch Ideas Network podcast Our friend and realtor, Jeannie Timmons, gives us her best tips for staging your porch to sell your home. Jeannie shares stories that will open your eyes to the importance of the front of your home.

Easy Outdoor Halloween Decorations

Porch Ideas Network podcast Our friend and guest, Jennifer Davenport, gives us several great ideas for decorating our porch and outdoors for Halloween. Halloween is a favorite holiday of her family and you will hear why!

Jennifer's Autumn Decorating Tips

Porch Ideas Network podcast We welcome Jennifer Davenport, an Interior Decorator, who shares simple yet memorable ways to spruce up your porch for autumn.

A New Paint for Front Doors

Porch Ideas Network podcast Jim Rogers, President of Modern Masters, shares an interesting story about how his company, Modern Masters, evolved and why they created a paint that is formulated for the front door.

Also see Christmas Decorating

Porch Construction

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Foundation Cracking Issues for Porches

Porch Ideas Network Moises Cruz, Principal Structural Engineer at A-1 Engineering explains why foundations crack and what that means to homeowners. Learn why it's important to consult a structural engineer before you call a foundation repair service.

Consider Glass or Cable Railings for an Unobsructed View

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For an updated look to your home and porch, consider non-traditional porch railings in stainless cable or glass. Enjoy a much fuller view when you sit on the porch. Our guest Kevin Harris of AGS Stainless explains why these railings are so popular now.

How to Extend Your Porch or Portico

Porch Ideas Network podcast If you want to extend your porch for extra outdoor living space, we have some affordable ideas to get you thinking. Sometimes just a little more outdoor space makes all the difference.

Choosing Paint or Stain for Your Porch Floor

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The folks at Behr give us tips for painting and staining your porch or deck floor. They help us to understand how to select the right paint or stain for your outdoor spaces.

Creative Uses for Decorative Lattice Panels

Porch Ideas Network Podcast Marc McAvoy, Founder of Acurio Latticeworks, tells us about the many practical and creative ways to use decorative vinyl lattice panels. Of course, porch and deck skirting are two of the uses. But, there are plenty more.

Outdoor Fireplace and Kitchen Ideas

Porch Ideas Network Podcast Zach Watson of Embers Grill and Fireplace Store tells us about the popularity and allure of amazing fireplaces and kitchens in outdoor spaces.

Metal Roofs Have Come a Long Way

Porch Ideas Network Podcast Bill Hippard, President of the Metal Roofing Alliance, shares the advantages and joys of having a metal roof on your home or porch. We were amazed at how far metal roofs have come. They are beautiful and come in so many styles now.

Transform Your Wood Porch Floor into Stone

Porch Ideas Network Podcast Our guest Bart Stuchell, President of Silca Systems®, shares about his revolutionary product that enables you to transform your wood porch flooring into stone with an easy DIY system that he invented.

Expert Tips on Staining Concrete

Porch Ideas Network Podcast David Goddard of Goddard Designs has his own business staining concrete and he offers helpful concrete staining tips that you will want to hear before you begin.

Mobile Home Porches

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Affordable Porches for Mobile Homes

Porch Ideas Network podcast Our guest, Bradley Johns, founder of Ready Decks, talks about the affordable porches and decks his company builds for both mobile homes as well as traditional homes. In a day, you can have your deck built!

Mobile Home Improvement Ideas

Moble home parts store podcast Our guest, Tim Peele, owner of The Mobile Home Parts Store, talks about ways to enhance the look of your mobile home.


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Fantastic Backyard Makeover

Porch Ideas Network Podcast Our guests, Jami and Brian Boys explain their awesome backyard makeover that includes a wonderful herb garden, meandering walkways, a gazebo and beautiful outdoor eating area.

Landscaping Around Your Porch

Porch Ideas Network Podcast Our guest, nature photographer and plant lover, J. Paul Moore, has you thinking about your porch landscaping in fresh new ways

Edible Gardening Around the Porch

Porch Ideas Network Podcast We welcome Troy Marden, a host of Nashville Public Television show, Volunteer Gardener, who shares helpful tips for planting edible and ornamental plants in your modern landscape design.


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Make Your Porch Accessible

Porch Ideas Network podcast Suzanne Taylor of Taylor Made Contracting discusses attractive ways you can make your porch more accessible for people of all ages.


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Christmas in the Mountains of NC

Porch Ideas Network Podcast We welcome Anita Diaz, author of Far Above Rubies, who shares her decorating ideas for a memorable country Christmas!

Easy and Quick Christmas Ideas

Porch Ideas Network Podcast We welcome Jennifer Davenport of Decorating Ideas Made Easy. She shares some of her favorite Christmas decorating ideas!

Christmas Porch Decorating Ideas

Porch Ideas Network Podcast Dave and I know you don't have to spend tons of time or money for a charming Christmas porch!

Taking Evening Christmas Pictures

Porch Ideas Network Podcast We welcome Becca Dorstek, a self-taught photographer from New York. She gives her best tips on photographing Christmas lights in the evening!

Christmas Lighting Tips from an Expert

Porch Ideas Network Podcast We welcome Bob Lyons of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives who shares some fantastic lighting tips and tricks for Christmas that will help you from going bonkers this holiday season!


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Endearing Memories of the Front Porch Swing

Porch Ideas Network Podcast We are honored to have Shannon Lee, a professional writer, narrate her own story about her special memories of the front porch swing.

Madison Indiana - Gem of a Porch Town

Porch Ideas Network Podcast We are honored to interview Trevor Crafton and Linda Lytle of Madison, Indiana, a wonderful porch town on the Ohio River.

Featured Porch Companies

The Porch Ideas Network features professional porch building contractors from various parts of the country so that you can see their work and projects. We are very proud of each of the companies that we feature.

Our goal is to bring you the very best ideas for designing and building a front porch.

The "best in everything porches" - that's what we deliver here.

Vintage Woodworks

Contemporary home with exterior house trim
Exterior House Trim

The Porch Company - Nashville TN

Featured builder - The Porch Company
Amazing porch designs

Taylor Made Custom Contracting - Baltimore MD

Featured builder - Taylor Made Construction
Beautiful outdoor living spaces

Georgia Front Porch - Atlanta GA

Featured builder - Georgia Front Porch
Premier porches and porticos

Affordable Porches and Decks

Featured builder - Ready Decks
Affordable porches and decks

Featured Landscapers

We also feature professional landscaping companies and landscape architects' front yard and porch landscaping projects from across the country.

Get ideas for your next landscaping projects from the before and after pictures our featured landscaping companies share here.

Lisk Landscape Management - Mt. Ephraim NJ

Lisk Landscape Management - beautiful front yard and walkway
Beautiful landscaping around the porch
with Stephen Lisk

J. Paul Moore, Nashville TN

Beautiful azalea around the porch by J. Paul Moore
Nature and Landscape Photographer

with J. Paul Moore


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