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.

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May you be enjoying a beautiful spring wherever you are
We really like the porch trim and balustrades on the lovely front porch in the above photo. How about you?


Forsythias on the Spring Porch

Our springtime porch decorated with a forsythia theme
Try spring porch decorating with forsythias
We love yellow on our front porch and spring is the perfect time to add some yellow splashes of color. Forsythias are yellow - so why not paint a few? Check out this spring project with instructions and a video.


Video: Try This for Your Outdoor Chairs

Watch our video: Spray paint your outdoor chairs for new life
We also show you pictures and quick instructions for how we spray painted our chairs.


Add Life to Your Backyard

Tom and Joni's backyard makeover

We are happy to show you how Tom and Joni created a backyard oasis for themselves. Enjoy the pictures of their back yard haven for relaxation and entertaining.


Gazebo: A Retreat in Your Backyard

a collage of backyard gazebo ideas

A backyard gazebo is a welcoming spot for your backyard; a place where you can steal way for some calm and quiet time. Take a look at the gazebo ideas and pictures we found for you.


Don't Overlook Wall Art for Your Porch

Leisa Collins beautiful Florida porch

Look at the wall art to the right of the front door. Our friend Leisa Collins shared this with us.

Leisa told us, "I call "the face" a mask and I have a collection of different ones throughout our home from different parts of the world. See additional wall art ideas and learn about Homer on the porch, too.



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 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.

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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

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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!



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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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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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