Are you looking for inspiring front porch designs and front porch ideas? We're so happy you are here.
Whether you dream of a country style porch, a sophisticated contemporary style or you only have a small space for a charming portico,
we welcome you here to design, plan, decorate, and landscape your porch.
Who says winter isn't fun? Not these kids!
In the lovely community of Tucker Hill in McKinney TX (just 30 miles north of Dallas), snowfall doesn't come often.
But it can happen! We love featuring this porch community with you.
Who doesn't love a snowy day once in a while?
Our winter porch - just a few days ago it was a Christmas porch!
When we planned for our Christmas porch, we also think along the lines of how it could transition to a winter porch - without all the holiday touches.
So please pop over here to see how we did that.
Winter Sale at Vintage Woodworks
We are happy to share that our fine sponsor, Vintage Woodworks, is offering a winter sale.
Sale carried over to 1/20/2020
Get the details right here
DIY Porch Handrails
It only takes one step upon which to fall. Yes, just one.
Do yourself or a loved one a big favor.
Install one of these easy DIY handrails for up to 5 steps to prevent a serious fall.
InstantRail 3-Step Adjustable Handrail - Amazon affiliate
Metal handrail kits make it easy to safe-proof your porch, deck or stoop stairs.
And they look fantastic as well. We are delighted that our readers are taking an interest in these handrails.
Learn more about
InstantRail and Iron X DIY handrails, highly recommended products that can save you and your loved ones from lots of pain!
Please visit our porch handrails page for important tips and things you should consider.
A Much Better Sliding Patio Screen Door
Perhaps the Best Patio Sliding Screen Door on the Market - by PCA Products
We are excited that our sponsor PCA Products has designed a much improved sliding patio screen door. Thank heavens!
You know how annoying sliding patio doors can be.
We're happy that our sponsor PCA Products has developed a much improved version.
We are happy to Introduce PCA's Samson Patio Screen Door.
And you're welcome!
Listen to These Stories on the Porch
Tracing the Path - Stories for the Porch
If you enjoy listening to stories on the porch or in the car, then we can highly recommend this interesting new podcast, Tracing the Path.
These audio stories reveal how the worlds greatest ideas are interconnected.
We know you will appreciate these audio stories that reveal some of the most fascinating, intermingled facts of these legendary giants.
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Porch Designs for Mobile Homes
Modular and mobile homes love porches too
We've gathered pictures and ideas for enhancing your home with wonderful porch designs.
Look at These Home Plan Ideas
Traditional Country House Plan
Beautiful country home with amazing porch - Plan # 60022
Sweet Cottage Retreat - Family Home Plan #86955
Just 576 square feet in this charming cabin.
It boasts of a vaulted ceiling in the living room with a plant shelf and skylight - and a pass-through kitchen for that nice open feeling.
Farmhouse: Here's a Dream Front Porch Design
Classic farm house with sprawling wraparound porch - Plan #86245
Many of us have the dream of living in a farm house
in the country.
Isn't this a beautiful one? We found this plan at Family Home Plans.
We are proud to be one of their affiliates.
Search House Plans
If you see a house plan you like on our site, jot down the plan #
and have it handy for when you visit Family Home Plans
They have a wonderful collection of plans and most of them can be modified to fit your needs. Search to your heart's content.
Are you looking specifically for a porch plan?
Great, then please take a look at these porch plans they offer
(very popular with our readers!)
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Did You Know?
Did you know you can modify a house plan you purchase on line?
See a plan you like? Need to move a wall, add storage, or expand the kitchen?
You can do it and we know someone who can help!
Listen to our podcast
with Shawnna Steele, owner of ReDesign HP,
an online company that specializes in making house plan modifications.
Front Porch Design Ideas
Use our very popular front porch illustrator to see how different porch designs affect the overall appeal of a home.
We show you various front porch designs on both a ranch and two story home to give you different perspectives.
Front porch with pergola style roof
The right porch design can surely add lots of appeal and extra outdoor living space.
Get more front porch design ideas
Three Fabulous Porch Upgrades
You can't go wrong with any or all of the following porch upgrades. Each adds beauty, value, and functionality!
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Your porch never looked so good
With the use of exterior house trim, you can create an amazing porch.
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Custom aluminum screen door
Select from an array of many design options or create your own unique look.
Minimum maintenance and built to last = more time to enjoy your porch.
Have You Tried Our Porch Illustrator?
If you have a ranch home, our Porch Illustrator
will give you some idea how various front porch designs would look on it. Try it for yourself.
We also have a Porch Illustrator for a two-story-home, too.
Both very helpful with planning your front porch designs.
Our Idea Book to Help You Nail Down Your Porch Design
We get lots of questions about how a porch would look on a ranch or two-story home.
Take a look at our Porch Illustrator e-Book
to see how a plain home is transformed with the addition of a porch.
Our Site is a Labor of Love
As Dave and I have looked at homes over the years and strolled through neighborhoods, we have always been drawn to charming front porches.
We've lived in homes with big porches, small porches and no porch (sad!).
We once purchased a home just because it had a screened porch.
And that was a terrific decision.
Dave and I use our passion to bring you the best
porch decorating and design ideas for your front porch.
We hope that our front porch designs, decorating and entertaining ideas will help you whether you have a front porch, side porch, or a great back porch!
You will find many front porch designs and
porch pictures throughout our site.
Our front porch pictures will help you visualize and plan your projects.
Thinking of building or renovating a porch? From stone columns to renovating to building a new porch
from scratch we have photo gallery pictorials to show you how it is done.