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A Porch Makeover for $367

Craftsman-style pillars give a tired front entry a welcoming face


How to Build a Porch Rail

Building a perfect-fit handrail with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva

A Porch Railing With Pizzazz

The This Old House TV team creates a railing of flatsawn balusters that packs a big visual punch

Photoshop Redo: Bringing Back a Dutch Colonial's Charm

Traditional siding and a gracious porch restore curb appeal to a 1930s house

How to Paint Oversize Blossoms on Your Porch Floor

Decorate your outdoor sanctuary with a large floral design

How to Paint a Colorful Carpet on Your Porch Floor

Give your outdoor room a permanent rug design

Photoshop Redo: Craftsman Makeover for a No-Frills Ranch

A relocated front door and a proper entry porch make this house more approachable

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

Photoshop Redo: Buffing Up a Neo-Colonial

A new porch gives purpose and proportion to lanky columns, while new colors boost style

How to Replace Porch Posts

Find out how to remove and reinstall porch posts to refresh your entry's look

How to Build and Hang a Porch Swing

Get yourself the best seat not in the house, and enjoy it all summer long

Create a Craftsman-Style Holiday Entry

The earthy tones and nature-themed motifs that define this architectural style make for a festive, welcoming porch

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

Photoshop Redo: How to Rework a Ranch

Adding front and side porches and changing the roofline give a basic box a lot more appeal

Fire Pit Safety

5 tips to keep your fire friendly

How to Build an Adirondack Chair

Make a roomy, reclining seat with a fan back and wide armrests out of weather-resistant decking lumber.

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

Front Porch Fix-up

How to replace weathered, rotting outdoor flooring


How to Animal-Proof a Porch

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva installs a humane animal barrier

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

Classic Columns

Used inside to cordon off space or outside to prop a porch, vintage pillars carry a load of character

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.

Porch Rail Revival

How to use salvaged balustrades to spruce up the exterior of an old house

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

How to Install a Beadboard Porch Ceiling

Gussy up your porch in time for outdoor entertaining

Ask an Architect: How to Add a Porch to a '60s Rambler

What are the basic design elements to consider when adding a screened porch to my '60s rambler?

Joining Tongue-and-Groove Plywood

Coax those tongue-and-groove edges together for a tight, no-bounce fit

How to Hang a Porch Swing

Precisely measuring the enjoyment porch swings provide is difficult, but a good place to start is monitoring how long your smile lasts.

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.