Ideas for Front Porch Designs and More

Are 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.

Garland and Red Bows

Gorgeous front porch decorated for Christmas
Nothing more beautiful than a snowy porch
Try this simple outdoor Christmas decorating idea - garland, white lights and red bows. Amazingly beautiful on a snowy front porch.

Want some Christmas decorating inspiration?

Of course, keeping your steps clean and free of ice is always best for safety, but the beauty of porch steps as it snows and drifts is a gorgeous scene. Do you agree?


A Special Rudolph Story for You

Rudolph Ohio 25th anniversary postmark

Ever hear of Rudolph Ohio? Please read this magical little story about this anniversary postmark designed by Mary - and how she got this opportunity.


A Solution to a Frozen Birdbath

our birds enjoy our birdbath even in the winter

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.


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Creative Gift Ideas for Christmas

Our Beautiful Front Porch Calendar - 2019

beautiful 12 month front porh calendar

Give a beautiful porch calendar as a gift. We created this calendar for you here and it's not only beautiful but of wonderful quality too. This is a gift that will be appreciated all year through. See more of our gift ideas.


Timeless and Popular Black Screen Doors

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Look at the classy black screen door
We 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

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.


Look at These Home Plan Ideas

Traditional Country House Plan

Beautiful country home with spacious porch - houseplan
Beautiful country home with amazing porch - Plan # 60022
This home boasts 2800 square feet with a wrap around porch, 3 bedrooms, 4 baths, a deck, guest room with bath, 10 foot high ceilings, a 31 foot long front porch and even a back porch too!


Farmhouse: Here's a Dream Front Porch Design

Wonderful wraparound porch on this sprawling farmhouse - Family Home Plans
Classic farm house with sprawling wraparound porch - Plan #86245
Many 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.
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If 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!

Shawnna Steele, owner of ReDesign HP Listen to our podcast with Shawnna Steele, owner of ReDesign HP, an online company that specializes in making house plan modifications.



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.


ranch home with a pergola style front porch
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!



Home Plans with Porches

Now'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.


collage of house plans with porches
So why not take a look today...





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Look at These Porch Enclosure Ideas

You'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!

Beautiful three season porch with Screen Porch Windows
Easily add additional outdoor living space



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Small Porch Appeal

People often ask us how to make small porches more appealing. Here's but one example of adding a lattice panel between the porch columns to create both interest and curb appeal.

lattice panel added to porch roof gable
Lattice panel added between porch columns
See more small porch improvement ideas!



Have You Tried Our Porch Illustrator?

Porch Illustrator lets you see the difference a porch makes



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.


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Our 140 page ebook includes many before and after pics. Case studies from real homeowners of how their house might look with a wonderful front porch design
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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. See more.

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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.
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