Front Porch Appeal - It's A New Year!

Issue #53 January 2014

January is a month of new beginnings and is actually our favorite month. No matter what resolutions your made, if any at all, we hope you take time this year to enjoy all that your porch has to offer.

Make it an inviting place to welcome friends and neighbors, to relax and watch the world go by.

While much of the U.S. received its fair share of wintry weather and others basked in the sun like our kids and grand kids in southern California. You can still enjoy your porch no matter where you are, whether taking delight in sitting on it or seeing it snow covered just waiting for spring.

We enjoy anticipating what the year ahead will bring and are planning new projects for our porch and home. Our wish is that this issue inspires you to do likewise.


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Inside This Edition

Enjoy our winter porches and our Valentine porch projects. In addition, we want to share some exciting porch and deck products for 2014 - now's a great time to start planning your outdoor porch and home projects.


Winter on the Porch

colorful winter foliage in front of porch
Bright colors of winter (photo courtesy of BlondieYooper)



winter porch swing waiting for spring
Porch swing waiting silently for spring (photo courtesy of Joon Han)



coloful foliage around front porch in southern California
Southern California porch in winter



Porches Love Valentines Day

Celebrate Valentines Day by making this Valentine wreath and pillow covers. Mary shows you how easy it is to do and they will look "lovely" on your porch for this special day.


coloful Valentines day wreath and pillow craft
See how we are decorating our porch for Valentine's Day

See Our Valentine Decorating Video




Porch Products From Our Sponsors

Mary and I wanted to share a few porch products from our sponsors that we believe will enhance the look of your porch or add an extra level of comfort. What better way to start 2014 than to start planning for your outdoor enjoyment.


Tongue and Groove Porch Ceiling

Vintage Woodworks Nothing makes a porch more appealing than a traditional tongue and groove ceiling. Whether stained or painted, a tongue and groove ceiling immediately enhances the look of any porch.

If building a new porch or remodeling your existing one, by all means, consider the appeal of this ever popular ceiling material.


cypress beadboard porch ceiling
Exquisite cypress bead board porch ceiling from Vintage Woodworks



Aluminum Screen Doors

PCA Products Mary and I have seen firsthand how PCA Products construct their aluminum screen doors and can attest to the quality of their product.

If you are wanting (or needing) a new screen door, we encourage you to check out these custom screen doors.


custom screen door by PCA Products
Custom screen door by PCA Products

Porch Enclosure

porch enclosure You can't beat a 3-season porch. We really enjoyed ours and are planning to enclose our new back porch in the near future.

If you want a high-quality 3-season porch we recommend you check out these screen porch windows. They are custom made to fit your existing openings making installation quick and easy.

By combining both screen and vinyl, these windows allow you to enjoy the cool breezes and quickly convert to keep the rain and wind out.


porch enclosure windows available with EzePorch.com
Porch enclosure windows



Porch Bed Swing

Watch the video to see how Rachel converts this from a swing bed to a porch swing
A thoughtful gift idea for someone special: an adjustable porch swing bed by The Porch Company


Newly Discovered Porch Products

Mary and I recently discovered these very innovative porch and deck products to share with you.


Transform Your Porch or Deck from Wood to Stone

Here's an innovative product that literally changes your porch or deck flooring options. Until now, wood (or derivatives thereof) was almost the only flooring material for raised porches or decks.

Concrete porch floors can be built above ground but they require block foundations and steel reinforcing which can be expensive.

Now's there's an alternative that allows you to easily install stone, various slates, bricks, slate, various pavers, marble, and even granite for your porch or deck flooring. Silca Systems® Silca Grate™ allows you to easily convert your existing porch or deck flooring from wood to stone.


image of video for Silca Systems
Learn more about this innovative product



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Mary and Dave Happy porch sitting from your friends,

Mary and Dave


Life is short. Enjoy your porch.



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