198 Asian Porch Design Photos

Generations ago, the porch was the “living room” of the home. It was the social spot — a place to converse with neighbors, cool off in summer and watch kids as they played in the front yard. Porch swings and glasses of lemonade became symbols of the simple life, but as houses, neighborhoods and air conditioning evolved, families headed indoors or to the backyard instead. Today, it is making a comeback as homeowners look to channel those relaxing olden days with sunrooms, front stoops and wraparounds. More 
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“Floor mats” — Anita Martichuski
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Three season porch with traditional Chinese ceiling grid work. The gold trimmed branches stem from a "tree of life" and have gold leaf gilded crystal petals. Bill Meyer Photography
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Kikuchi Residence
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Additions were added to seamlessly blend with the materials and scale of the original house. New Mahogany woodwork and native stone was added at key points around the house. Carib Daniel Martin, Project Architect for Manion + Martin Architects, P.C.
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Hanalei Bay Vista Estate
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Beautiful asian inspired tropical modern estate perched on the bluff overlooking majestic Hanalei Bay: Designed and built by Justin Kurtz, Designscape landscape, Sea Light Studio Kauai, Hawaiilife, Tropical Properties. House is currently for sale for 5.275M. See MLS link above.
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A heater adds to the usability of the porch during the winter months. The heater screen was made to swing out for future heater servicing. Bill Meyer Photography
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As a transition space, your asian porch should feel like an extension of the home's interior. Because it's more attached to the home than a patio or sometimes even a deck, it requires proper planning and a touch of inspiration. First, you need to consider what kind of space you're looking for, and where it will be placed. Next, think about what outdoor furniture is worth adding to your space. It's all about relaxation and simplicity, so be sure that's reflected in your decor and furnishings.

What kind of porch should I add to my home?


The size and type of your porch is primarily dictated by your budget, space and overall look. A typical one is integrated into the home's roofline, so it will most likely always be an expensive remodel. Be sure to keep that in mind when creating your plans. A wraparound porch takes up quite a bit of yard space and often requires a change to multiple areas of the house, while a sunroom out back is a little less tedious. Adding a front stoop is a quick way to enhance your front door curb appeal, and it 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 overall style.

How should I decorate my porch?


There are no formal rules, so decorate your porch to reflect your lifestyle. Create an afternoon nap spot by adding a hammock, swing or daybed, or include simple rocking chairs and adirondack chairs for chatting with friends. Use decorative wall hangings, potted plants, throw pillows and rugs for additional color, and turn a sunroom into another living space by adding plenty of patio furniture. In general, remember you are outside, so some metals and fabrics can rust and absorb moisture. Bring in sensitive items when the weather worsens, and opt for more versatile weatherproof pieces overall.
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