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Perfect Wall House - Rauser Design
Perfect Wall House - Rauser Design
Risinger Homes
Casey Dunn
This is an example of a mid-sized cottage porch design in Austin with decking.
Lowell New Home Build
Lowell New Home Build
Hauschild Custom Builders
Inspiration for a mid-sized concrete screened-in back porch remodel in Grand Rapids with a roof extension
3 Season Screened Porch Addition / Ann Arbor: Highland Road
3 Season Screened Porch Addition / Ann Arbor: Highland Road
Rochman Design-Build Inc.
This 1920 English Cottage style home got an update. A 3 season screened porch addition to help our clients enjoy their English garden in the summer, an enlarged underground garage to house their cars in the winter, and an enlarged master bedroom.
Del Rey Duplex
Del Rey Duplex
Native Staging
Trendy tile front porch photo in Los Angeles with a roof extension
Home in Jackson, WY
Home in Jackson, WY
Snake River Interiors
A custom home in Jackson, Wyoming Photography: Cameron R. Neilson
Mid-sized mountain style stone front porch photo in Other with a roof extension
Southern Living Idea House
Southern Living Idea House
Providence Design
Michael Baxley
Mid-sized classic stone back porch idea in Little Rock with a fire pit and a roof extension
Dressel Pool Pavilion, Woodside, CA
Dressel Pool Pavilion, Woodside, CA
Dotter & Solfjeld Architecture + Design
Large tuscan back porch photo in San Francisco with a fire pit and a roof extension
The Country House
The Country House
Folkway Design & Wares Co.
This is an example of a large farmhouse screened-in back porch design in Dallas with decking and a roof extension.
Porches and Patios
Porches and Patios
Screens of Kentucky, LLC
This is an example of a large rustic screened-in back porch design in Orange County with a roof extension and decking.
Urban Farmhouse
Urban Farmhouse
Fautt Homes
Dutch door entry with sidelights.
Inspiration for a farmhouse porch remodel in San Francisco
Keowee Springs Retreat
Keowee Springs Retreat
Gabriel Builders Inc.
Will Keown
Mountain style porch photo in Other
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Shannon Malone
Cottage porch photo in Santa Barbara with decking and a roof extension
Seaford
Seaford
Log Homes of America
Roger Wade - Photography M & R Services - Builder
This is an example of a rustic porch design in Charlotte.
Alys II
Alys II
Bo Massey
Inspiration for a coastal porch container garden remodel in Miami with a roof extension
Day Brightener | Kitchen Remodel & Home Addition
Day Brightener | Kitchen Remodel & Home Addition
Che Bella Interiors
The inviting new porch addition features a stunning angled vault ceiling and walls of oversize windows that frame the picture-perfect backyard views. The porch is infused with light thanks to the statement light fixture and bright-white wooden beams that reflect the natural light. Photos by Spacecrafting Photography
Appalachian Farmhouse
Appalachian Farmhouse
4 Forty Four
Inspiration for a mid-sized farmhouse front porch remodel in Other with decking and a roof extension
Traditional Porch
Traditional Porch
Classic porch idea in Boston with a roof extension
Spanish Style Home - Hill Country Hacienda
Spanish Style Home - Hill Country Hacienda
Rustico Tile and Stone
This exterior breezeway is covered with 12x24 Manganese Saltillo terra cotta flooring. The vaulted ceiling also features manganese 3x6 saltillo tile as the ceiling tile. Drive up to practical luxury in this Hill Country Spanish Style home. The home is a classic hacienda architecture layout. It features 5 bedrooms, 2 outdoor living areas, and plenty of land to roam. Classic materials used include: Saltillo Tile - also known as terracotta tile, Spanish tile, Mexican tile, or Quarry tile Cantera Stone - feature in Pinon, Tobacco Brown and Recinto colors Copper sinks and copper sconce lighting Travertine Flooring Cantera Stone tile Brick Pavers Photos Provided by April Mae Creative aprilmaecreative.com Tile provided by Rustico Tile and Stone - RusticoTile.com or call (512) 260-9111 / info@rusticotile.com Construction by MelRay Corporation
New House - Willistown, PA
New House - Willistown, PA
Peter Zimmerman Architects
Classic screened-in porch idea in Philadelphia
Sullivans Island Beach House
Sullivans Island Beach House
Beau Clowney Architects
Large beach style back porch photo in Charleston with a roof extension
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Generations ago, the porch was where all the action happened — a place to converse with neighbors, cool off in summer and watch kids play in the yard. Today, porches are making a comeback as homeowners look to channel those relaxing days with front stoops and wraparounds. As you browse porch ideas, keep in mind that yours should feel like an extension of the home's interior. Read further for more porch design tips.

What kind of porch should I add to my home?


The size and type of your house porch is primarily dictated by your budget, space and overall look. A typical one is integrated into the roofline, so keep that in mind that you’re likely looking at an expensive remodel. Wraparound porches takes up quite a bit of yard space and often require a change to multiple areas of the house, while small sun porch designs out back are a little less tedious. Adding a front stoop is a quick way to enhance your curb appeal, and is a less expensive option as well. In general, all of them have a predominantly traditional feel, so you might try a patio or deck if it doesn't fit your desired style.

What type of porch railings should I have?


The railings, or balustrade, you decide to use can help set the overall style of your porch design. While you can always go with simple vertical balusters for a more craftsman look, there are tons of other porch designs that will make your railings pop. Try turning those same vertical posts diagonally or varying the spacing to create unique patterns. Alternatively, traditional turned railings give a more classic look and will surely make your space sturdy for years to come. For an intricate showstopper, go with a custom sawn wood design that will instantly give a Victorian vibe to your space. For industrial or modern styles, consider metal railings, or sleek horizontal cable railings. To keep your views from being obstructed, glass is always a good option (plus, all of your gorgeous decor won’t be hidden from neighbors). Regardless of the style you decide on, make sure you adhere to local building codes and implement your porch ideas safely.

How should I decorate my porch?


There are no formal rules when it comes to porch decorating ideas, other than to make sure they reflect your lifestyle. You can easily create additional living space by adding plenty of outdoor furniture. Try creating an afternoon nap spot by adding a hammock, swing or daybed, or include simple rocking chairs and adirondack chairs for sipping and chatting with friends. Many porch ideas Include a table or two to set down drinks or snacks, whether it be a small side table or a larger bistro set for summertime meals. Be sure to leave enough space to walk around any furniture, as climbing over your friends and family is not ideal. In general, remember porches are outdoor spaces, so some metals and fabrics can rust and absorb moisture, or fade from being in the sun. Bring in sensitive items when the weather worsens, and opt for more versatile weatherproof pieces overall. To bring your personality into the space, add decorative items like wall hangings, potted plants, throw pillows and rugs for additional color and comfort. Ultimately, it’s all about relaxation and simplicity, so be sure that's reflected in your porch decor and furnishings.

Whether you want inspiration for planning a porch renovation or are building a designer porch from scratch, Houzz has 129,299 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Log Homes of America and Folkway Design & Wares Co.. Look through porch pictures in different colors and styles and when you find a porch design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful porch photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.