Front Porch Appeal - Memorial Day Tribute and Springtime Porches
Issue #66 May 2015
May days are here!
Mary and I have been busy with porch projects and finding time to enjoy our porch too.
Our days are getting longer and lots warmer which is ideal for spending more time enjoying the outdoors.
We'd like to pass along a few of our porch and landscaping projects in addition to some other features you might like.
We've collected porch photos from California to Kentucky for you to enjoy.
But first, Memorial Day is upon us.
The two of us are so grateful for the many men and women who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom and the blessings we enjoy every day.
To that end, we made this simple DIY Memorial Day decoration to commemorate this truly special day.
In Honor of Memorial Day
Please watch our video: We show you how to make this Memorial Day project
While Memorial Day weekend is often enjoyed with picnics and barbecues, we always want to remember that the real purpose of this holiday is to remember those men and women who have given their lives to secure our freedom.
Because of the sacrifices of these brave men and women, we get to enjoy many blessings every day like spending time with our families and enjoying our porches.
Striking front porch along a beautiful Kentucky road
Mary and I just returned from a wonderful porch hunting trip to California and wanted to share a few ideas we found.
If you get a chance and are vacationing in the Los Angeles area this summer, be sure to check out this wonderful community.
A Newport Beach CA contemporary front porch with Craftsman columns and open gable roof
A Kentucky ranch with a metal gable roof
Summer Porch Product Ideas
Just like the home supply store signature line, now's the perfect time to fix-up, add-on, change out, update, or paint to create an outdoor space you'll enjoy all season long.
We appreciate our sponsors and know you will too. They all have excellent customer service and fantastic products we believe you should investigate further to make your outdoor space awesome.
Curb Appeal Your Porch
Yes, we know "Curb appeal" is not a verb but if you want to add lots of pizzazz to your porch, Vintage Woodworks is the place to look.
From the ordinary to the elaborate, you'll find porch parts like brackets, running trim, and more to give your porch a fresh look.
Trimmed out porch by Vintage Woodworks
Vintage Woodworks has a myriad of porch parts you just have to see to believe.
Start planning your porch project today.
The Porch Company offers a wide variety of porch products that will definitely enhance the time you spend on your porch.
From swing beds like no others (example below) to railings, arbors, screen doors, and more, check out The Porch Company.
Swing Bed by The Porch Company
You must check out The Porch Company's Porch Store which contains so many neat porch products!
Upgrade Your Screen Door
I like things that last as do most people and that's why we like these aluminum screen doors from PCA Products.
Mary and I have actually toured their manufacturing facility and can attest to the quality of these doors.
What's even more fun is that you can customize your door right on their website to ensure you get the right look for your home.
If looking to upgrade your screen door this year you owe it to yourself to check out your options at PCA Products.
High quality aluminum screen doors from PCA Products
Now might be the year you finally get that screened porch you've been wanting.
Whether you just need screen walls to fit between your existing columns or the entire structure, Mary and I want you to check out all of your options.
DIY Screen kit options for your porch, deck, or patio
Mary and I wrote this ebook to give you some great ideas for jazzing up the exterior of your home.
We hope you enjoy it.
Summer Front Porch to Enjoy
Interviews with Porch Experts
We bring experts to you through our Porch Ideas Network who share their love of porches and their expertise in such areas as building, designing, planning and decorating porches. Each show lasts approximately 20 - 30 minutes.