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 enjoy vicariously through our pictures and ideas.
Do you enjoy the springtime months?
We remember the day we stopped by this small town (above) and how lovely the porches were in springtime.
Just like from a story book.
Spring decorating with bird houses in mind!
Speaking of spring, we've been seeing bluebirds nesting in our bluebird house.
Very satisfying indeed.
The bluebirds fly from the holly bushes in our backyard over to the smoke bush, then rest on our neighbor's fence and back to their birdhouse to feed their young.
As they sang in the Sound of Music, "A robin feathering his nest has very little time to rest."
We love birds and our property is adorned with numerous bird houses that Dave created in his wood shop.
So it's natural for us to choose a bird house them for our front porch.
See our porch with a bird house theme.
Do you have a passion that sparks an idea for your porch?
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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.
Have You Considered a Pergola Over Your Porch?
Pergola style patio porch complete with porch swing
Sometimes we limit ourselves in thinking we must have a traditional roof on our front porch, but pergolas have advantages too, like allowing more light in.
Take a look at these ideas we have for front porch pergolas.
One Way to Waterproof Your Deck or Porch
Enjoy the space beneath your deck by waterproofing it
Imagine having a finished ceiling installed under your deck complete with outdoor chandeliers.
That's what is possible if you waterproof your deck or porch floor.
See your options for waterproofing your deck or porch to add covered outdoor space beneath.
Why Not Love Your Porch Ceiling
Did you know your porch ceiling can be awesome?
We have some wonderful porch ceiling ideas gathered here.
Who Doesn't Love a Screened Porch?
photo courtesy of The Porch Company, Nashville, TN
Screen porches are beloved by so many!
Dave and I once purchased a home because we loved the screened porch.
Our family and friends spent many hours on our porch and sometimes the two of us even slept there.
Take a look at these screened porch pictures for inspiration.
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.
Install These Amazing Screen Porch Windows
If extending the time you can spend on your screened porch is one of your goals, then take a look at the porch window ideas
we have for you here.
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.
Listen to 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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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.
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.