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Porch Enclosures - Ten Great Ideas to Consider

Our ideas for porch enclosures are ideal for creating your own outdoor living area and will fit almost any budget. Protect yourself from the elements, reduce your cooling bills, and add lots of appeal. Explore everthing from outdoor curtains and DIY screen porch kits to preconstructed wall assemblies.

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Decorating Ideas | Cheap Decorating Ideas | Decorating Color Schemes

Decorating ideas for your porch begin with knowing basic decorating concepts you should apply to your porch. Let us help you get started.

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Awnings for Porch | Porch Awnings | Porch Enclosures

Awnings for porch allow extended seasonal use and enjoyment. Porch awnings can save on energy costs and add pleasant curb appeal to your home.

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Innovative Banner Flag Brackets

Banner flag brackets are ideal for hanging flags of all kinds on porches, poles,or porch railings. Made to last and easy to install, this flag pole bracket makes easy work of hanging your flagor banner on wrought iron railings and porch columns without having to drill or nail.

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Butterfly Drawings | Painted Metal Butterflies

Turn butterfly drawings into painted metal butterflies with our easy instructions. Use these beautiful butterflies to decorate your porch or garden for summertime. Summer porch decorating ideas here.

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Build a Butterfly House | Butterfly Houses and Care |Painted Butterfly Houses

Inexpensively build a butterfly house! We provide instructions along with dimensions and ideasto attract butterflies. Also find butterfly house painting tips to create a colorful and attractive butterfly house foryour yard, porch, or to use as a decoration.

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Porch Hand Rails - Designs, Kits and More

Porch hand rails add a measure of safety to your front porch or deck. Discover design, installation, and hand rail DIY kit options that will save you money. Know how to build them correctly to ensure users maintain balance and support.

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Summer Decorating Ideas for a Lovely Porch This Season

Use our creative summer decorating ideas and pictures for your front porch, yard, and home to create a curb appealing, relaxing, watch-the-world-go-by-oasis. Decorating for summer means combining beautiful colors and light breezy touches to your porch. You need not spend oodles on your summer decorations - look first at home, then flea markets or thrift shops. Even the dollar store.

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Welcome to Porchology 101

Welcome to Porchology 101 - short videos (mostly!) to answer questions about porches for our readers. From designing to building to decorating.

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Victorian Style Houses Have Charm of Yesteryear

Victorian style houses have the most beautiful ornate porches - many have been turned into B&B inns while others are historic sites. Come see our Victorian style house pictures.

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Craftsman Farm House | Wrap Around Porch | Craftsman Floor Plans

The porch on Michelle's Craftsman Farm House wraps around 3 sides of her home and is fantastic - a must see before and after project! See waht they didand how her porch is furnished.

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Patriotic Porches | Patriotic Pictures | 4th of July Decorations

Patriotic porches, decorated for either the 4th of July, Memorial Day, or even Flag Day, evoke a sense of pride in your country. From simple red, white, and blue decorations, to elaboratebuntings, wreaths, and flags, find ideas to use on your front porch to show your patriotism. Our patriotic pictures are sure to delight and give you great ideas as well.

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Patriotic Pictures and 4th of July Decorating Ideas

Patriotic pictures inspire us and make us feel proud. Whether looking for 4th of July decorations or just really good patriotic photos, we know front porches are a great place to start.

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Patriotic Decorations | Memorial Day Decorations | 4th of July Decorations

Kate's patriotic decorations are simply beautiful. She carries red, white and blue in her flowers, pots and pillow covers. Whether for 4th of July decorations or Memorial Day decorations, you'll get some ideas from Kate.

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Patriotic Front Porches

Patriotic front porches are always in season, but especially around the 4th of July, Memorial Day and Labor Day. We love red white and blue decorations! Our readers share pictures of their patriotic porches here. So much pride in their porches! From buntings and flags to Americana wreaths and patriotic flower planters. Please stop by to see their decorating ideas.

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Porchfest | Special Musical Events in Neighborhoods on Porches | Family Vacation Ideas

Porchfest events have expanded and nowoccur in many parts of the country. Finding one near you should be easy by using our calendar of these special music events. Whether attending the original Porchfest in Ithaca NY or Larchmere in Cleveland OH, Napa Valley in California, Belleville in Ontario or even Westhaven in Franklin TN porchfest are fun neighborhood parties where the community brings lawn chairs and sets up lemonade stands to share in the fun. Visit the schedule we have compiled.

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How to Build a Deck or Porch: Guide

Use our How To Build A Deck pictorial, which is perfect for porches too, to see how professionals build a structure in less than six hours. It is a step-by-step guide to building the porch or deck foundation and flooring along with tips and ideas you can use.

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Porch Foundations | Porch Repairs | Porch Footing

Porch foundations are essential to the overall structure of your porch. Consider slope, materials, and water runoff. Keep up with porch repairs and maintenance.

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Porch Flooring 3 | Azek Building Products | How to Build a Porch

Installing porch flooring is easier when you understand how to square your porch. Download our free Squaring Your Porch Guide. This is Part 3 of a 5-part video series and includes a written summary as well.

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Adding Life to Your Backyard | Back Yard Options | Backyard Makeover Ideas

Adding life to your backyard comes in many shapes and forms. Our neighbors added an adjoining deck off their screened porchand created a most relaxing backyard oasis. Come see these creative backyard options and also get some backyard party ideas.

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Screen Porch Windows Create Comfortable Porch Enclosures

These screen porch windows convert your porch into a screen porch or three season room. Custom designed to fit almost any opening and easy to install, these windows can extend your outdoor enjoyment and protect you from rain, wind and even high allergy pollen counts.

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The Beauty of a Porch | Front Porch Decorating | Front Porch Makeover

The beauty of a porch has never been more true. See all the wonderful porch pictures and stories submitted to us. Stop by to get porch makeover ideas galore. Some inspiring stories and pictures from our readers.

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Spray Paint Chair Ideas | Paint Your Own Chair | Paint Lawn Furniture

We have spray paint chair ideas for sprucing up your tired porch or patio furniture. Consider painting your outdoor chairs instead of buying new. Choose a bright color like I did - sunset red - for a big splash of color in your outdoor living areas. You will be surprised by what you can do with a can of spray paint, some masking tape and a little bit of time.

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Front Porch Appeal Newsletter April 2018 | Online Magazine for Front Porch Ideas and More

Front Porch Appeal Newsletter is our free online magazine of front porch ideas, tips and pictures. We feature porch ideas, designs and stories so you can enjoy your porch to the max.

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A Lattice Privacy Fence Made from Vinyl Lattice Panels

A lattice privacy fence can hide unsightly features in your yard or surround your yard formaximum privacy for you and your family. We show you how to make one from vinyl lattice panels.

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How to Build a Porch | Build a Front Porch | Front Porch Addition

The how to build a porch process from the ground up along with our porch design elements to createyour perfect porch! Adding a front porch addition can be a great DIY project and can range from the simple to the sophisticated. Our directory of how-to topics for porches covers just about every aspect, from the foundation to the roof and more.

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Composite Porch Materials | Fiberglass Porch Columns | Synthetic Stone Columns |

Selected composite porch materials offer not only beauty but also are popular as porch columns, porch balustrades, newel posts, and more. Versatile in design, materials can be mixed to facilitate load bearing purposes or added as aesthentic value. Choose between fiberglass, synthetic stone, cellular PVC, and more. They can be painted, are waterproof, and rot resistant. Extremely durable, composite materials can last for generations.

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Build a Screened Porch to Let the Outside In

Build a screened porch on an existing porch, deck, or patio. Explore all of youroptions for screening your existing structure or building one from the ground up. Screening a porch has neverbeen easier; add value and appeal to your home whether you DIY, use a screen porch kit, or use screen panels.

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How to Make Porch Privacy Panels

We show you how to make porch privacy panels that not only look great but also afford lots of privacy. Using custom vinyl lattice, see how you can easily make panels of any size to create the privacy you desire.

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Porch Columns Design Options for Curb Appeal and More

Front porch columns support more than your roof; they add lots of style and appeal too. Columns for your porch come in a variety of styles ranging from traditonal wood, stone, and brick to vinyl. Let us give you ideas for the right columns for your home.

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