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Design Tips for the Front Porch : Outdoors : Home & Garden Television

in: HGTV.com TV Shows Designer Rooms Rate My Space Shop Services HGTV.com Search In: Search Home > Outdoors > Decks, Patios, Porches and Pools > Design Tips for the Front Porch Design Tips for the Front Porch Whether your porch is a small entry area or a roomy wrap-around, we'll show you how to create style, curb appeal and comfort in your home's welcome center. By Gretchen Roberts Filed under: Porches , Decorating ARTICLE PHOTOS (12) Font A A A Print Options Close With Images Text Only E-mail This Page to Your Friends x All fields are required. Your Name Your E-mail Address Friend's E-mail Addresses Separate multiple e-mail addresses with a comma; Maximum 20 email addresses. Add a personal message (optional) I think this is just what you've been looking for. Enter the characters in the image to verify you are human. Refresh Sending E-mail E-mail Or Do Not E-mail Success! A link to Design Tips for the Front Porch was e-mailed The kitchen may be the heart of the home, but the front porch is like a handshake, welcoming visitors, serving as a connection point with the neighborhood, and role-playing as the first (and sometimes only) impression for passers-by and neighbors. And just as your handshake style is important (too soft, and you come off as wimpy; too hard, and you seem aggressive), your porch's style gives visitors a preview of what's inside. "The porch is the calling card of your home," says Susanna Salk, a design expert and author of Weekend Retreats (Rizzoli, 2009). "Don't neglect it or, worse, use the space as storage. It's an extension of the soul of the house." Creating front porch style is a simple weekend project. First, Salk says, head outside and look at your porch. How is it used? "Some porches are little portals into the house that you don't notice much, and others are big spaces with a view. What's going on here — is it a transitional space into the home, or its own living space?" Salk believes a small porch that functions as transitional space i
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frostlynda added this to screen porch
March 21, 2014
sunken screen porch
Marla Waller added this to decks and porches
January 17, 2014
Side steps
aggie62 added this to aggie62's Ideas
January 8, 2014
Clean
sappa68 added this to sappa68 outside
January 1, 2014
Lovely patio.
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August 3, 2013
Furniture
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June 22, 2013
floor
Martha Muchemi added this to martha_muchemi's ideas
June 20, 2013
lovely arrangement of furniture, love the grey n brown stone finish
jlkunkel3 added this to jlkunkel3's Ideas
June 16, 2013
Upper deck idea? Cover and tile?
kim0108 added this to Front Porch Ideas
May 20, 2013
Love the walk out and seating below
nandithav added this to nandithav's ideas
May 18, 2013
are the steps possible from the dining room
golyak added this to Golyak's design
March 19, 2013
FOR CONSIDERATION/ PORCH
lilov001 added this to lilov001's ideas
March 18, 2013
nice extension of a porch
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March 9, 2013
tall ceiling, tile floor
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February 17, 2013
deck
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January 3, 2013
steps down
preety99 added this to preety99's ideas
December 26, 2012
front porch
rosemc added this to rosemc's ideas
October 1, 2012
porch with tile floor
Deborah Couvillion added this to landscaping projects
September 12, 2012
Like the sunken patio feel
Mandi Marshall added this to Mandi_Marshall's ideas
September 3, 2012
floor
Peggy Hart Home added this to porch
August 12, 2012
ivy on columns
katherinekay added this to Porch
July 20, 2012
Love the glass doors and windows plus the floor tiles too!
carneatha added this to PORCH
July 4, 2012
Tile
Vicki Lee added this to vicki_lee's ideas
May 29, 2012
This would be nice instead of our deck.
sekel added this to sekel's ideas
May 20, 2012
very cool,the clour best suites environment
lynchtf1 added this to Deck
April 16, 2012
The porch is lower than you step up to the front door
taludedekli added this to bahçe
March 29, 2012
BAHÇE DUVARI
hankncindy added this to Porch
March 27, 2012
If site allows we could step down into screened porch??
marycoleman added this to marycoleman's ideas
March 24, 2012
Like this tile a lot!
sbatista47 added this to sbatista47's ideas
February 8, 2012
interesting transition down to patio
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February 7, 2012
vines just on columns
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February 6, 2012
Idea of the stairs down from the door to the main patio
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January 12, 2012
What I dream of, when I dream of thee perfect front porch.
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January 2, 2012
Porch - Open
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December 27, 2011
back deck
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December 20, 2011
side porch
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November 16, 2011
Porch
Scott added this to exterior
September 5, 2011
Like the windows above door
icandream added this to icandream's ideas
July 14, 2011
roof connection to house a thought
jcdo2825 added this to jcdo2825's ideas
May 20, 2011
step down
mariaellinger added this to mariaellinger's ideas
February 23, 2011
step if we had too
calpet added this to calpet's ideas
February 11, 2011
tile floor idea tan (don't like)
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October 16, 2010
Con unas dos meses y quipales!!
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