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The Beauty of a Porch

Featured Porches and Stories from You

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The beauty of a porch is as clear today as it always has been.


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Dave and I are happy to share with you porch pictures and stories submitted by our Site Visitors. We love these real-life stories and fantastic pictures so generously shared here.

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The Beauty of a Porch Makeover

Jami's remodeled ranch is now a wonderful cottage
Dana's Porch Makeover

Dana and her husband not only painted their brick home a fresh white color, but they also transformed their front porch!

They stenciled their porch floor, painted their front door a fresh shade of green and added a few other sweet amenities...

Jami's remodeled ranch is now a wonderful cottage
Jami's Remodeled Ranch - Now Cottage Style

Jami and her husband transformed their 1982 ranch into an inviting cottage style home by converting their garage into much-needed living space.

And along with that, they put on a new front porch that is deeper and wider than the origninal one. Awesome!

Brittany's screen porch makeover
Brittany's Screen Porch Makeover

Brittany used a minnow trap, a rickety old ladder, a shower curtain and a bamboo rug to transform her screened porch.

What a refreshing makeover in blues and whites. We think you'll enjoy learning how Brittany accomplished this on a small budget.

porch mini-makeover
Young House Love Second Porch Makeover

Sherry and John moved into their 2nd home and just did a minor porch makeover.
Using what they already had plus a few fresh plants, they took their porch from blah to ahhhh! We wonder if they will do the lantern idea they did on their first home's porch. That was so magical.


Decorating a Porch with Diana

Diana shows us how she jazzed up her porch for the spring and summer - by using some paint, fabric and a little hard work. We really like the porch curtains she made, the numbered pillows and the striped porch floor.





What is a real porch? One that is loved and well-used.
A porch that is well-loved and used often is truly a real porch!




southwest porch
Marty's Southwestern Porch

Marty shares her quick decorating ideas for her southwestern porch. See how she quickly and easily transformed her porch into a comfortable and charming area for family and friends. In no time at all, and with only a few items, Marty's porch becomes a welcome respite.


porch makeover for spring
No-Sew Spring Porch Makeover

Rhonda shows us how she spruced up her porch by using a hot glue gun, a few colorful stems and some fun fabric.
She even covered her cushions with fun fabric - but guess what?
No-sewing involved - and inexpensive, too!


Kimberly's car porch
Kimberly's Car Porch

When you don't have a porch, what is a girl to do? Why not use your car port? Kimberly turned her car port into her "car porch". It's quite the charming outdoor space. Take a peek.


spring porch makeover
Small Front Porch Makeover to Sell a Home

In a tough real-estate market, you need to do whatever you can to
help your home look great to prospective buyers.
We did a mini porch makeover on this home and it sold in 39 days!
Was it the beauty of a porch that made the difference?


creative lanterns by John and Sherry
Young House Love First Porch Makeover

Sherry and John entered a contest to makeover their porch.
See the innovative ideas they came up with for their flooring, tables and lighting. I especially love the lantern idea they came up with.
Bet you will think it's pretty neat, too.


new brick floor and walkway
A Charming Brick Floor

Nicole did a very impressive job of putting in a new brick floor and brick walkway on her home. She shares before and after pictures with us and tells us how she completed this project over the summer. It makes an amazing difference on the front of her home.


Barb's brick porch story
Barb's Brick Porch Transformation

Barb moved into her home and loved it - except she didn't exactly fall in love with her porch. She found that she and her husband didn't use it a lot. So she use her Paint program to came up with some neat structural changes. The beauty of a porch surely shines through at Barb's home.




The Beauty of a Porch Addition or Porch Remodel

Tricia's front porch addition
Tricia's Porch Addition

Tricia's porch project not only increased her home's curb appeal
but also added hours of enjoyment for her family.
Her before and after pictures tell it all.
She has a beautiful front porch and terrific landscaping.


Screen porch framing
The Mickel Family Shares Their Screen Porch Construction

Texas Hill Country...
We are really pleased we have the opportunity to let you see
how a combination open porch and screen porch are built
on a dream home located in the Texas hill country.
These photos may give you ideas for your own "dream porch".


Susan's screen porch construction
Susan's Screen Porch Addition- Part 1 of 2

Susan moved into her home 18 years ago and knew that her
existing deck needed to be redone. The deck was well-worn
and had sagging and popping boards...not architecturally pleasing.
Cleaning didn't work, staining didn't work. Time for a renovation.


Susan's front porch remodel
Susan's Front Porch Remodel

Susan's front porch remodel is proof perfect that smaller porch
designs can be as beautiful and welcoming as any larger porch.
Her front porch was inspired by a magazine article in Southern Home magazine and it's a dream come true for Susan.


Kelly's vintage porch
Kelly's Vintage Porch

A vintage porch conjures up images of wicker and soft cushions
all surrounded by colorful flowers. For many, a porch is only a dream
but this couple in the United Kingdom found a way to make
their dream come true - the beauty of a porch never so evident
as in this wonderful story!


Kimberly's car porch
Kimberly's Car Porch

Kimberly shares a wonderful story with us about how she turned her carport into her summer carporch! You'll love her porch decorating ideas and the delightful sitting area she created for her and her husband.

We love what she created.


Trina's country porch
Trina's Country Porch

The country porch Trina and her husband wanted was a new wrap around porch along with restoring their country home to its original architectural style. So come see how they built their old country porch, a new half story dormer, and even more than that...




The Beauty of a Porch that is Wonderfully Decorated

Anita's outdoor room ideas
Anita's Outdoor Room Ideas

Take a pause and visit Anita's beautiful home in the mountains. She shares her outdoor living spaces with us. You will feel relaxed and peaceful just looking at her pictures.



Amy's wonderful back porch
Amy's Lovely Back Porch

Amy and her husband enjoy time spent on their lovely back porch. Their back porch overlooks a marsh and the river. You will find that Amy is a true porch lover! She uses a palette of green and blue hues to decorate her porch - and selects plants and rugs to complement her palette.

Brigham City porch contestt
Brigham City Utah's Porch Decorating Contest

Brigham City Utah held a porch contest. Residents with porches of all kinds and sizes entered the contest. Even the local businesses got involved by decorating their store fronts with brightly painted chairs and tables. You'll love seeing all the entries. The beauty of a porch can be seen in Brigham City, Utah - no doubt!

zone 5 perennials
Brenda's Porch is Embraced with Perennials

Brenda is an expert at Midwest gardening and her porch surely shows it. See her perennial garden ideas that she carries throughout her front porch landscaping. Her porch was even featured on the cover of Lawn & Garden Retailer magazine. The beauty of a porch shines through in Brenda's porch!


Richella's classy front porch furniture
Richella's Classy Front Porch Furniture

Stylish, comfortable front porch furniture makes Richella's porch so inviting. She uses elements like table lamps and a beautiful rug to pull it all together. Who wouldn't want to sit on this fantastic porch and sip on cup of tea?


Anna's craftsman style porch
Anna's Craftsman Style Porch

Anna lives with her husband in a beautiful new Craftsman style home that she designed. Their home is located in North Carolina. Her craftsman home epitomizes the beauty of a porch.
Anna says: "The garden is key to a successful porch.
The potted flowers on the porch need to have a good scent, color, texture, and history. Old fashioned plants to make it authentic."


Michelle's craftsman style farmhouse and porch
Michelle's Craftsman Farm House

Michelle's craftsman farm house is the result of an amazing
transformation over a 3 year period. We are very happy to share
with you our interview with Michelle.
Her home has a wrap around porch on three sides.
Her story is nothing short of amazing.


Rebecca's decorating for autumn
Rebecca's 1854 Greek-revival Farmhouse

See how Rebecca brings her porch alive in autumn.
Simple touches of color, texture and whimsy make her porch welcoming.
Come and take a peek at her 1854 farmhouse-style home and porch.


Susan's decorated screened porch
Susan's Decorated Screened Porch - Part 2 of 2

In Part I, we showed you Susan's porch renovation project.
What started out as the removal of an old worn out deck turned
into this beautifully decorated screened porch.
Susan is not only creative but she's also economical.
See how she spent $100 at Walmart to create a very soft look.


charming old porch
Joni's Charming Old Porch

There's nothing quite like the look of an old porch.
Together with comfortable chairs, soft cushions, and an old swing, a farmhouse porch is as inviting as it gets!
Read more about Joni's "farmhouse porch".


red retro metal chair
Shea's Retro Metal Chairs

Shea said "I've always had a fond spot in my memory for these
'old timey metal lawn chairs'. They remind me of getting together
with assorted aunts, uncles, grandparents...on a summer afternoon..."
We think you'll enjoy Shea's story!


country farmhouse
Joni Decorates with Antique Wash Tubs

Joni found a great deal on vintage wash tubs and old milk carton crates. She turned them into charming front porch decorations. Joni has a farmhouse country porch and shares her easy decorating ideas with us. Love country charm?


country farmhouse porch ideas
Dee's Country Farmhouse Porch

What is a country farmhouse without a front porch? It stands with welcome arms as you walk up to our creaky screen door and it beckons you in. Come and see Dee's charming country farmhouse porch. She shares family memories and pictures of her porch with us.


We hope you enjoyed each of these featured porches. The beauty of a porch has never been so evident as we see in these porch pictures and stories. We sincerely thank each of the contributors for sharing your porch so generously with us.






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