Porch How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our porch step-by-step tips & ideas.
Ask This Old House carpenter and U.S. Navy veteran Nathan Gilbert explains the proper way to hang and display a U.S. flag.
Ask This Old House general contractor helps a homeowner build a custom screen door to fit her unique front entryway.
Tom Silva and Jeff Sweenor illustrate how to make removable screens for a screened porch
A reader shares his ingenious solution for safeguarding delivered packages
This streamlined outdoor seat is budget-friendly and simple to build using basic cuts and common stock
Install shutters outdoors to create this character-filled look
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva fixes a front porch by replacing a deck board
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva builds a safe and solid set of porch stairs.
Tom Silva shows the proper way to install a structural and decorative column on a front porch. He also demonstrates several ways to install weatherproof flashing
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to permanently patch a decaying porch post
A newlywed's stepdad recreated detailed gingerbread trim for the best curb appeal redo from the Search for America's Best Remodel 2015
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to create durable, beautiful stone steps
Building a perfect-fit handrail with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva
Get yourself the best seat not in the house, and enjoy it all summer long
Dress up your front porch with hinged panels of plastic skirting.
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva installs a humane animal barrier
Learn how to extend the life of your lawn chairs with the advice from an expert.
Precisely measuring the enjoyment porch swings provide is difficult, but a good place to start is monitoring how long your smile lasts.