Front Porch Appeal

Spring Is Just Around the Corner! - Issue #75 March 2016

bunny in basket with milk jug filled with spring flowers for Easter March - St. Patrick's Day, first day of Spring (Mary's birthday), Easter, seed catalogs, and time to plan for the porch sitting months ahead. Mary and I are looking forward to spring and warmer weather and being able to spend more time on our porch.

Hope you like the fresh new look of Front Porch Appeal. We love saying hello and sharing porch tidbits with you every month.

First on our agenda is give it a good cleaning and then start adding a few springtime decorations to celebrate the season. Photo to right courtesy of Little Brags' spring porch


We call this our "Get 'er Going" issue and offer tips and ideas you can use. To paraphrase Home Depot - you too can do it and we can help.


spring blooms on trees in front of porch
Springtime around the front porch





Porch T-Shirt for March!

T-shirt for porch lovers. Available in many sizes in both long and short sleeve styles. Created by Front Porch Ideas and More
Our cute t-shirt design - Available only yntil Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
Porch lovers! Bunny lovers!

Every bunny needs a porch for making memories with their family and friends.

Give this shirt to some bunny you love. Or get one for yourself! What a nice time of the year for a bunny t-shirt.

Comes in many sizes (XS - 4XL in some styles), lots of pretty colors and styles (short-sleeved, slouchy tee and even a sweatshirt). Shirts are 100% guaranteed.




Porch Construction Time

Get Our Free Tutorial on Squaring Your Porch Foundation

Just in time to help with your spring/summer porch or deck construction project.


Ebook cover -  14 page pdf showing how to square a porch or deck foundation We created a 14-page guide to help you get your deck or porch foundation square. One of the most important factors to building a quality foundation is to be sure it is square to your home.

A square foundation makes the rest of the building process so much easier.


Sample of our 14 page pdf showing how to square a porch or deck foundation Sample pages ---->


Download our step-by-step tutorial with helpful pictures, diagrams and a conversion chart for fractions to inches.






Our House Plan of the Month

This large wrap around porch has plenty of space from which to enjoy the outdoors. Both the living room and dining room offer plenty of room for entertaining along with a large family room to enjoy views of the yard.


country home plan with wrap around front porch from Family Home Plans
Country style home plan 24245-B6002
by Family Home Plans
Wait till you see the interior floor plan of this delightful country home. Gotta love thatvwrap-around front porch.

Family Home Plans brings you the latest in home plans and home designs with wonderful porches.

They have plans to fit almost any budget - see the possibilities!


That's Not All!

screen porch plan 90008 from familyhomeplans.com Need a screen porch or three-season porch this year? Check to see what plan and style best fits your needs. (Featured plan at right is #90008)

In addition to the many porch plans they have, they also have plans for sheds and playhouses to garden arbors!

Not handy? Let us help you find a local reputable contractor to build your screen porch (or other remodeling / repairs you may need(.


rocking chairs decorated for spring or Easter
Porch bunnies





Add Screen Door Appeal

Don't settle for ordinary whey you can add both appeal and quality by choosing the right screen door. Let those spring and summer breezes gently flow through your home via a custom screen door.

As the manufacturer of high quality custom aluminum screen doors, Mary and I can attest PCA products deliver both unique designs and one of the highest quality aluminum screen doors on the market.


custom aluminum screen door on front porch with rocking chairs
Super quality custom designed screen door appeal



designing a screen door screen shot Use PCA Product's design tool to create just the right screen door for your home. Choose from a pallet of shapes and styles to complement your home.

You'll receive not only a unique door you've helped create, but also one that will last for many years to come.


Get Your Spring On...

Our springtime porch decorated with a tulip theme

The two of us enjoyed getting our porch ready for springtime. A few painted tulip pillow toppers and a welcoming tulip sign in between the rockers make for a cheery porch.

Did you notice the bunny? He's a new addition - a sweet anniversary gift from our friend and neighbor.

Weary of your porch getting dusty? Even though we all wish our porches would stay fresh looking and clean, they just don't.

They require vacuuming, sweeping, dusting and shining just like the inside of our homes. But your porch is so worth it.




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You're invited to be part of our Facebook community. We share ideas with one another for decorating and using our porches. We have over 9,500 porch friends and would love to count you among them.


Mary and Dave Happy porch sitting from your friends,

Mary and Dave


Life is short. Enjoy your porch.



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