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Porch Ideas & Inspiration

Explore inspiring porch ideas that will drastically make your home more efficient & appealing.


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7 Fun (and Easy) Fall Porch Decor Ideas

Welcome fall and your guests with these seasonal decorating ideas that make a colorful impression.

Screened-In Porch Ideas

Extend your outdoor living space in your own unique style with these DIY construction tips and décor suggestions.

How to Decorate a Sunroom

See these decorative sunroom ideas to maximize your light-filled oasis.

Get a Safer, Stronger Material for Your Porch

Even the best-treated wood can cup, buckle, and warp. If you’re in the market for porch products, here’s what you should know about an alternative to wood that’s guaranteed to stand the test of time, at a price that’s competitive with pine and fir.

Turn a Porch Into an Outdoor Room with Shutters

Install shutters outdoors to create this character-filled look

Welcoming Front Porch for $286

A little paint and some seating transform a neglected entry area into a charming outdoor room

The Belmont Victorian House: Period Porch Overhaul

The wraparound porch of this Queen Anne puts history front and center in the latest TOH TV house project

Photoshop Redo: Dressing Up a Cookie-Cutter Ranch

Facade improvements, including a new roof and porch, give a simple one-story house an elegant new look

Create an Out of Africa-Style Porch

TOH reader Liz Shivel was just one of dozens of you who proclaimed your love for this breezy outdoor room. Here's how to create a similar look in your yard

Create a Rustic, Wicker-Filled Porch

In this cozy seating area, woven furniture and woodsy accent pieces come together to create a true outdoor living room

Create a Farmhouse Porch

Classic architectural details and vintage furnishings give this outdoor living room timeless style. Here's how you can duplicate the look at your house

Porch Design Solution: Covering a Sun-Drenched Deck

Problem: Most days, the deck was too hot to lounge on Solution: Create a three-season porch for more usable living space

The Three-Season Porch

How to cut costs on a new breezy retreat: Build it from screen doors with panels that swap out for glass

Victorian-Era Porches

The American front porch had its heyday in the late 19th century, when boxy houses gave way to free-form masterpieces. Check out these colorful, highly decorated examples of rocking-chair heaven.

Cast-Iron Newel Posts

With their massive profiles and intricate designs, these architectural beacons of the urban stoop are at once imposing and graceful.


The small covered porch framing a front entry makes a bold, center-of-attention statement about a house's style

The Case for Instant Additions

Prefabricated sunspaces do more than let the sun shine in. They also add living space in less time than it takes to build a traditional addition.

Screening Rooms

Screened porches don't have to be ordinary.