Add a Porch

Gain More than a Front Porch Addition

Add a porch to your home and you will not only increase your home's curb appeal but also add hours of enjoyment for your family. Tricia graciously shares her before and after pictures and story with us.



Tricia states: "We love our new porch. We had a family friend who is a wonderful contractor build it for us. He worked every weekend and went to great lengths to make everything just right." We couldn't agree more.

Before Tricia Added a Porch to Her Home

Before front porch addition

After Tricia's Porch Addition

add a porch - after photo

We like the look of the round tapered columns. It adds immense appeal and compliments the architecture of this colonial-style home. Her porch construction project, 36 feet long and 8 feet wide, definitely has the "WOW" factor!



front porch with tuscan columns

Tricia bought a wicker set for a steal on Craig's List and her mother did a great job covering the seat cushions with fabric they had picked up at a flea market.

She also used a treasured item, her grandparents' old kitchen table, she had been hanging on to with intention of using it one day. Now they get to enjoy it on a beautifully decorated porch.

Take note not only of the wicker furniture, but the use of an outdoor rug that adds immediate warmth to her porch. Also note the neat hanging chair in the far corner!

beautiful wicker furniture on porch

We'd be remiss if we didn't note her wonderful landscaping. Using stone, mulch, and perennial plantings, Tricia created a wonderful flowing landscape around her porch.

front porch with beautiful landscaping

Tricia writes: "I have two teenagers and the thing I love is that now we all enjoy spending time together out there just eating, reading, and listening to music, and just connecting."

Porches are more than just structures. They are a place to gather, to relax, and to enjoy the company of others. Life is short; enjoy your porch!


A Couple Years Later...

front porch with wicker furniture and colorful decorations
The beauty of Tricia's porch - wicker furniture, outdoor rug and swing chair

an old heirloom table on porch
An old table given to Tricia by her Grandfather
Tricia's story is gold for anyone contemplating adding a porch to your home and we really appreciate her sharing with us.

Now that you see the overall impact a front porch can have, explore our porch design and planning sections to get ideas to create your perfect porch.

Before adding a porch you may want to use a 3-D rendering to ensure you get what you really want before you invest in construction costs. Renderings can be easily modified to get "it just right" and can save you money in the long run.

Before Three-Dimensional Rendering - before picture of home

After Three-Dimensional Rendering - after picture of home

For more information and additional before and after photos, be sure to see our Front Porch Design section.

Video: Build a Porch in a Minute

If you want to add a porch to your home, you can see how a porch like this is constructed from the ground up.

Watch our video below to see a porch built in a minute (with the help of fast video).

Visit our How to Build a Porch section for wonderful tips and ideas for building your own porch.


Enjoy shopping wayfair
Enjoy Shopping Wayfair (affiliate)

Helpful Links

Popular Pages

Please Join Us Here Also

Join us on Facebook for porch talk Join us on Pinterest Subscribe to get our updates. Thank you!

Our Sponsors
Shop for Porch Parts at Vintage Woodworks.
Vintage Woodworks for Your Porch Parts

The Porch Store
Porch Store - Custom Porch Products

Aluminum screen doors from PCA Products
PCA Products Complement any Home

Copyright© 2008-2019
All rights reserved.

Content and photos may not be reproduced
in any way without our written permission.

small rocking chair

Get up to 4 free local contractor estimates for work you need done
Find a Local Contractor

We Love Our Sponsors
Shop for Porch Parts at Vintage Woodworks
Vintage Woodworks for Your Porch Parts

The Porch Store
Porch Store - Custom Porch Products

Aluminum screen doors from PCA Products
PCA Products Complement any Home

Enjoy shopping wayfair
Enjoy Shopping Wayfair (affiliate)

Get Our Newsletter,
Front Porch Appeal
and a bonus!
Learn more!

Subscribe and also receive our eBook
Free eBook - Maximize Your Homes Curb Appeal We will use your email address only to send our newsletter and this helpful ebook on curb appeal!
Enjoy our back issues.

What's New
What is new or updated on our site
See Our Latest Updates

Get Our Porch Ideas Generator eBook
Front Porch Ideas Generator eBook
Ten Before & After Case Studies
Showing the Difference a Porch Makes!
Only $9.97

See Our Porch Illustrator eBook
Porch Illustrator Vol 1 & Vol 2 eBook
Over 300 Pages of Porch Illustrations
to Absolutely Inspire!
Just $9.97

Search Our Site

Porch Ideas Network
Porch Ideas Network
Listen to Our Podcasts
Plus Featured Builders and Landscapers

Have a wonderful day!

small rocking chair
We may earn a commission by referring you to some products on merchant sites. See our disclosure policy. Thank you.

Front Porch Designs Home | Return to Top
Contact Us | About Us | Advertise with Us | Search | Site Map
Media | Privacy Policy | Disclosure | Legal Notice | What's New

XML RSS   Add to My Yahoo!  
By Mary and Dave Morris, Copyright © 2008-2019 All rights reserved.
Content and photos may not be reproduced or copied in any way without our express written permission.

Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape