Porch Planning Tips

From a Seasoned Expert

As an expert on porch planning tips, especially porches of all kinds, our friend Nancy Moore shares some tips to consider when creating your porch.








Nancy is the founder and owner of The Porch Company in Nashville, TN.

Video: Making the Most of Your Porch Project

In this video, Nancy shares what you should consider when building your porch - and how to avoid disappointments after the job is finished. She also tells you how to upgrade your existing porch without spending a lot.

My favorite part...Nancy describes her "ideal porch". She is well-versed in porch ideas.



Consider These When Planning Your Porch

  • Consider how you will use your porch.
  • Will it be mainly for entertaining or for quiet retreats?
  • About how many people do you want to comfortably accommodate?
  • Will you be dining on your porch? Watching tv? Playing games? Sleeping?
  • Think about the type of furniture you'll have on your porch as well as furniture placement.
  • Think about traffic flow and where door(s) should be located, if applicable.
  • Consider the orientation of your porch. Will you have afternoon sun? Will you get breezes on your porch?
  • Especially for three-season porches or screen porches...what amenities will you want on your porch? A fireplace?A flat screen tv above the fireplace? A pass-through to the kitchen? Any built-in benches or nooks? A hanging bed?



The Porch Company
A custom designed and built screen porch by The Porch Company
charming porch designed and built by the Porch Company
We love this front porch that Nancy's company designed and built.

Nancy's Tips for Upgrading Your Existing Porch

If you already have a porch but want to make it nicer and fresher, here are Nancy's tips:
  • Paint is the"first, biggest and cheapest" improvement you can do. Paint your porch so that it looks like it belongs to your home.
  • Get a nice indoor / outdoor rug to warm up your porch.
  • Add outdoor curtains to soften the look of your porch.


Nancy's Perfect Porch

  • It has to have easy maintenance.
  • There must be a breeze blowing all the time - either from fans or coming naturally.
  • It should have really, really comfortable furniture - not just pretty to look at, but a place where you can just relax and enjoy yourself.


For someone who has been designing and building porches for many years, we love Nancy's awesome ideas for the perfect porch.

We are very appreciative of the fantastic porch planning tips Nancy has shared with us. If you live in the Nashville, TN area, consider The Porch Company for your custom porch project.

They have extensive custom porch design and building experience - and we have seen their porches ourselves. Just lovely!

We think you will be delighted with their work.




/ / Porch Planning Tips





The Amazon ads are our affiliate links. Thank you.

Comments

Our site is a labor of love. We appreciate your comments very much.


~~~ Signup for free porch tips in your in box. ~~~


Helpful Links

Shop Amazon for Porch /Garden
Aff link

Popular Pages




Please Join Us Here Also

Join us on Facebook for porch talk Join us on Pinterest Subscribe to get our updates. Thank you!



Our Sponsors

The Porch Store
Porch Store
Custom Porch Products



Shop for Porch Parts at Vintage Woodworks.
Vintage Woodworks
For Your Porch Parts



Screened porch windows at diyEzeBreeze.com
DIY Eze Breeze
Screen Porch Windows



Aluminum screen doors from PCA Products
PCA Products
Complement Any Home!


End sponsor section






Copyright© 2009-2017
Front-Porch-Ideas-and-More.com.
All rights reserved.

Content and photos may not be reproduced
in any way without our written permission.

small rocking chair



Get up to 4 free local contractor estimates for work you need done
Find a Local Contractor
Search Our Site





Our Sponsors
The Porch Store
Porch Store - Custom Porch Products


Shop for Porch Parts at Vintage Woodworks.
Vintage Woodworks for Your Porch Parts


Screened porch windows from DIY Eze Breeze
DIY Eze Breeze - Screen Porch Windows


Aluminum screen doors from PCA Products
PCA Products Complement any Home




House Plans
See wonderful house plans that include porches.
Home Plans with Porches








Get Our Online Newsletter,
Front Porch Appeal

Learn more.

1-Enter Your Name


2-Enter Your Email


3-Click Button Below


You'll also receive
our free eBook.
Enjoy our back issues.





What's New
What is new or updated on our site
See Our Latest Updates




Porch Market
Enjoy browsing our Porch Market
Browse Our Porch Market




Get Our Porch Ideas Generator eBook
Front Porch Ideas Generator eBook
Ten Before & After Case Studies
Showing the Difference a Porch Makes!
Only $9.97




See Our Porch Illustrator eBook
Porch Illustrator Vol 1 & Vol 2 eBook
Over 300 Pages of Porch Illustrations
From Various Angles
Just $6.97




Porch Ideas Network
Porch Ideas Network
Listen to Our Podcasts
Plus Featured Builders and Landscapers
small rocking chair


We may earn a commission by referring you to some products on merchant sites. See our disclosure policy. Thank you.

Front Porch Designs Home | Return to Top
Contact Us | Advertise with Us | Search | Site Map | What's New
Media | Privacy Policy | Disclosure | Legal Notice | Resources


XML RSS   Add to My Yahoo!   Add to My MSN   Subscribe with Bloglines
By Mary and Dave Morris, Copyright © 2009-2017 Front-Porch-Ideas-and-More.com. All rights reserved.
Content and photos may not be reproduced or copied in any way without our express written permission.

Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape