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.
St. Patrick's Day and Spring Decorating Ideas for Your Porch
Dave and I just returned from a trip to Florida.
While much of our trip was for family, we also had the good fortune to spend an afternoon in St. Augustine.
Such a true southern city! We especially loved the porches here. A wealth of front porch designs here.
The two of us enjoyed an afternoon in St. Augustine FL
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.
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Did You Know?
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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 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.
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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 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!
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.