Ideas for Front Porch Designs and MoreAre 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.
Spring Decorating Ideas for Your Porch
Try spring porch decorating with forsythiasOur last year's spring porch was one of our favorites. Did you see how we used forsythias in our decorating?
Soon, soon we will get to enjoy time on our porches!Try this if you'd like to see more spring decorating ideas.
A Porch That is Also a Storm Shelter?
The two of us feel fortunate to have come across this concept of a porch that also serves as a storm shelter. Or it could be your deck, a stoop, or a raised patio area.
If you live in a mobile home, manufactured home, ranch home on a slab - you get the idea. The product is named "SafePorch". Take a look!
A Solution to a Frozen BirdbathSpring arrives next month but for many of us, there will still be freezing days. So with that in mind, we like to think of the birds.
Dave and I have found that one of the best ways to keep birds returning in the winter is to provide fresh water for them. How do we keep the water from freezing?
Check this out to learn our secret.
DIY Porch HandrailsIt 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.
InstantRail 3-Step Adjustable Handrail - (Amazon affiliate link for which we may receive a commission)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 InstantRail and Iron X DIY handrails, highly recommended products that can save you and your loved ones from lots of pain!
Please visit our porch handrails page for important tips and things you should consider.
Video: Consider a Cottage-Style Walkway Like Ours
Watch our walkway video. It has over 100,000 views!See our page with all the details of our cottage style walkway.
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Look at the classy black screen doorWe are excited that our sponsor PCA Products is now carrying their screen doors in black. Please stop by to visit our page about their aluminum screen doors, including this new option in black.
Porch Designs for Mobile Homes
Modular and mobile homes love porches tooWe've gathered pictures and ideas for enhancing your home with wonderful porch designs.
Look at These Home Plan Ideas
Traditional Country House Plan
Beautiful country home with amazing porch - Plan # 60022
Sweet Cottage Retreat - Family Home Plan #86955Just 576 square feet in this charming cabin. It boasts of a vaulted ceiling in the living room with a plant shelf and skylight - and a pass-through kitchen for that nice open feeling.
Farmhouse: Here's a Dream Front Porch Design
Classic farm house with sprawling wraparound porch - Plan #86245Many of us have the dream of living in a farm house in the country. Isn't this a beautiful one? We found this plan at Family Home Plans. We are proud to be one of their affiliates.
Search House PlansIf you see a house plan you like on our site, jot down the plan # and have it handy for when you visit Family Home Plans. They have a wonderful collection of plans and most of them can be modified to fit your needs. Search to your heart's content.
Are you looking specifically for a porch plan? Great, then please take a look at these porch plans they offer (very popular with our readers!)
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Did You Know?Did you know you can modify a house plan you purchase on line?
See a plan you like? Need to move a wall, add storage, or expand the kitchen? You can do it and we know someone who can help!
Listen to our podcast with Shawnna Steele, owner of ReDesign HP, an online company that specializes in making house plan modifications.
Front Porch Design IdeasUse 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 roofThe right porch design can surely add lots of appeal and extra outdoor living space. Get more front porch design ideas!
Home Plans with PorchesNow's the perfect time to select or create the perfect home plan and right here is great place to start.
We are happy to show you home plans with fantastic porches in almost every architectural style but also many other options like storage sheds, she-sheds, outdoor projects and more.
So why not take a look today...
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Select from an array of many design options or create your own unique look. Minimum maintenance and built to last = more time to enjoy your porch.
Look at These Porch Enclosure IdeasYou've come to the right place! Use one of FamilyHomePlans.com screen porch DIY plans and build your own (or hire a contractor). Start with a screen room and install screen porch windows from DIY Eze Breeze.com to create a three season room!
Select from a variety of porch plans on FamilyHomePlans.com (affiliate).
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