Ideas for Front Porch Designs and More
Are you looking for inspiring front porch designs and front porch ideas? We're so happy you are here.
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.
Even if you don't have a porch, may you vicariously enjoy porches through our pictures and ideas.
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Watercolor Your Autumn Pillow Toppers
Very colorful "watercolor" autumn pillow toppers
Look gorgeous on our porch
In this video, I explain how to create beautiful autumn pillow toppers with watercolor paints
We hope you give it a go!
When Is It Time to Replace a Porch Column
Take Care of Your Porch Columns
One of the occasional tasks you may need to do to keep your porch in tip top condition is to maintain your porch columns.
Now, that may seem intimidating but perhaps you can do it yourself with the right tools, a bit of DIY experience and some time to devote to it.
We have some pointers here regarding the tale-tale signs when columns need to be repaired or replaced.
Vintage Woodworks Screen Door Sale!
Take Advantage of Their Fall Sale
Our fine sponsor, Vintage Woodworks, is offering 5% off their wonderful screen doors till Monday night, October 9, 2023.
Please enjoy taking a look at their handcrafted solid wooden screen / storm doors. Coupon code is sd5off.
Enjoy Our Wonderful Video All About Porch Trim
Dave and I visited with Gregory Tatsch, Founder of Vintage Woodworks (along with his wife Holly) to talk about porch trim and decorative elements.
Gregory gives wonderful tips on deciding how to combine porch trim styles, what sizes to use and shows us some most exquisite pieces.
We're so very proud to share Vintage Woodworks with you since 2011!
And we encourage you to visit their Vintage Woodworks website
as it's such a haven for porch lovers.
Elegant Porch Products from The Porch Store
Notice the elegant double cathedral railing panels on this beautiful back porch
If you're wanting to give your porch a fresh makeover this spring, consider the products handcrafted by our sponsor, The Porch Store.
We feature their products right here.
Creating the Balance Between Old and New
The trim on this house makes it ever so special
We're proud of the handcrafted decorations our sponsor Vintage Woodworks produces to make a home and porch extra special.
Since 1978, their wonderful porch products have made many a home that much more elegant and time-honored.
A real porch: one that is well-loved and enjoyed often
Level Up Your Porch with a Beautiful Screen Door
This aluminum screen door architecturally complements this home
We are proud to share PCA products with you right here (one of our wonderful sponsors).
Who Says You Must Have a Large Porch?
A small porch that is so cute
Did you ever consider the advantages a small porch has over a larger porch?
Courtesy of Lisa Shivel on Unsplash
We have some wonderful small porch ideas here and we also tell you why smaller porches rock.
Porch Designs for Mobile Homes
Modular and mobile homes love porches too
We've gathered pictures and ideas for enhancing your home with wonderful porch designs.
Create Privacy for Your Porch
Very popular: porch privacy
A bit of privacy on your porch is a welcome idea.
Privacy makes for a more intimate setting for the quiet moments you enjoy on the porch.
We have enhanced our porch privacy over time.
Learn how to add privacy panels to your porch!
Take a look.
Be Prepared for Storms
The storm season is quickly approaching and we discovered a way to keep your family safe by using your porch or deck. For those who
do not have basements or other safe spaces, this might just be the perfect solution - a SafePorch Storm Shelter!
SafePorch Integrated Into Front Porch
SafePorch installed as a front porch on a mobile home
A SafePorch doesn't even look like a storm shelter and can double as part of your porch or deck. This reinforced concrete structure
is installed partially below ground to provide the utmost protection.
Learn more about this amazing storm shelter.
See These DIY Porch Handrails
It only takes one step upon which to fall. Yes, just one.
Do yourself or a loved one a big favor.
Install one of these easy DIY handrails for up to 5 steps to prevent a serious fall.
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Metal handrail kits make it easy to safe-proof your porch, deck or stoop stairs.
And they look fantastic as well. We are delighted that our readers are taking an interest in these handrails.
Learn more about
Happybuy handrails - they can save you and your loved ones from lots of pain caused by falls.
Please visit our porch handrails page for important tips and things you should consider.
What Front Porch Design Do You Like?
Whether you have an existing porch or just a big dream of having a porch someday, is there a design you imagine in your head?
We have oodles of front porch designs we have gathered over the years.
Please click to see them.
Enjoy These Stories on the Porch
Tracing the Path - Stories for the Porch
If you enjoy listening to stories on the porch or in the car, then we can highly recommend this interesting new podcast, Tracing the Path.
These audio stories reveal how the worlds greatest ideas are interconnected.
We know you will appreciate these audio stories that reveal some of the most fascinating, intermingled facts of these legendary giants.
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Front Porch Design Ideas
Use our very popular front porch illustrator to see how different porch designs affect the overall appeal of a home.
We show you various front porch designs on both a ranch and two story home to give you different perspectives.
Front porch with pergola style roof
The right porch design can surely add lots of appeal and extra outdoor living space.
Get more front porch design ideas
Three Fabulous Porch Upgrades
You can't go wrong with any or all of the following porch upgrades. Each adds beauty, value, and functionality!
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Install a custom balustrade
Instantly add beauty and style to your porch or deck with custom balustrades that
require almost no maintenance - how neat is that!
Your porch never looked so good
With the use of exterior house trim, you can create an amazing porch.
Create lots of curb appeal quickly and easily with beautiful trimwork.
Custom aluminum screen door
Select from an array of many design options or create your own unique look.
Minimum maintenance and built to last equals more time to enjoy your porch.
Have You Tried Our Porch Illustrator?
If you have a ranch home, our Porch Illustrator
will give you some idea how various front porch designs would look on it. Try it for yourself.
We also have a Porch Illustrator for a two-story-home, too.
Both very helpful with planning your front porch designs.
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.
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.
Thank you for taking your time to stop by. See what's popular and new here.