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Italian Retreat
Italian Retreat
Salcito Custom Homes
Tuscan brick porch photo in Other with a fire pit
Traditional Porch
Traditional Porch
Inspiration for a timeless porch remodel in Baltimore with a roof extension
Blaine Beach House
Blaine Beach House
Bellingham Bay Builders
Situated on the north shore of Birch Point this high-performance beach home enjoys a view across Boundary Bay to White Rock, BC and the BC Coastal Range beyond. Designed for indoor, outdoor living the many decks, patios, porches, outdoor fireplace, and firepit welcome friends and family to gather outside regardless of the weather. From a high-performance perspective this home was built to and certified by the Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home program and the EnergyStar program. In fact, an independent testing/rating agency was able to show that the home will only use 53% of the energy of a typical new home, all while being more comfortable and healthier. As with all high-performance homes we find a sweet spot that returns an excellent, comfortable, healthy home to the owners, while also producing a building that minimizes its environmental footprint. Design by JWR Design Photography by Radley Muller Photography Interior Design by Markie Nelson Interior Design
Gillsville House
Gillsville House
Robert M. Cain, Architect
An open porch is ideal for spring fall leisurely enjoyment of the site when bugs are not an issue. Photo: Rob Karosis
Inspiration for a country porch remodel in Atlanta with decking and a roof extension
urban farmhouse
urban farmhouse
Allen Irvin - Designer
screened porch, outdoor living, outdoor kitchen
Large farmhouse concrete paver screened-in back porch idea in Houston with a roof extension
Porch and Kitchen Renovation - Contemporary
Porch and Kitchen Renovation - Contemporary
Fisher Group LLC
Porch - rebuilt, expanded, and enclosed. Kitchen renovation to include new cabinets, countertops, appliances, flooring and lighting. Photography by Lydia Cutter.
Rockville Screened Porch Retreat
Rockville Screened Porch Retreat
Tabor Design Build, Inc.
Exterior view of screened- in porch. Photo by Greg Hadley
This is an example of a traditional porch design in DC Metro.
Bayou Oaks
Bayou Oaks
Montgomery Roth Architecture & Interior Design
This is an example of a traditional back porch design in New Orleans.
Louvered Roofs
Louvered Roofs
Renson Inc.
Tilt the roof blades per your preference, at the touch of a button, integrate side elements such as zipshades, sliding panels, to protect from sun, bugs and rain, and make your outdoor another indoor space!
Columbia MAS
Columbia MAS
Fine Decks Inc.
Here you see the screening of the porch completely raised.
Inspiration for a timeless porch remodel in DC Metro
Hillside Residence Hanover NH
Hillside Residence Hanover NH
Smith & Vansant Architects PC
Rob Karosis Photography www.robkarosis.com
Classic screened-in porch idea in Burlington with decking and a roof extension
Showcase 2011 - Artist's Retreat
Showcase 2011 - Artist's Retreat
Witt Construction
This Country Farmhouse with attached Barn/Art Studio is set quietly in the woods, embracing the privacy of its location and the efficiency of its design. A combination of Artistic Minds came together to create this fabulous Artist’s retreat with designated Studio Space, a unique Built-In Master Bed, and many other Signature Witt Features. The Outdoor Covered Patio is a perfect get-away and compliment to the uncontained joy the Tuscan-inspired Kitchen provides. Photos by Randall Perry Photography.
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Interior Changes home design & consulting
Lowell Management home in Geneva National. Transition between kitchen and sunroom. Interior Changes home design
Elegant porch photo in Milwaukee
Max Crosby Construction
Max Crosby Construction
Max Crosby Construction
Classic brick porch idea in Charleston with a roof extension
Mar Vista Modern
Mar Vista Modern
SweisKloss
Trendy concrete back porch idea in Los Angeles with a pergola
Lamberth Drive
Lamberth Drive
Plank & Pillow
Henry Jones
Inspiration for a farmhouse back porch remodel in Other with decking and a roof extension
Colarik Residence
Colarik Residence
Keystone Custom Decks
This Custom screened in porch showcases TimberTech Pecan decking along with a aluminum railing system. The porch is closed off with matching fascia in two different sizes. The porch itself showcases a pre finished pine ceiling with recessed lights and multiple heaters. The Keystone Team completed this project in the fall of 2015. Photography by Keystone Custom Decks
Dallas Rennovation
Dallas Rennovation
Sharon Blumberg
Minimalist porch photo in Dallas
Crisp Architects
Crisp Architects
Crisp Architects
Country screened-in porch photo in New York with a roof extension
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Generations ago, the porch was where all the action happened — a place to converse with neighbors, cool off in summer and watch kids play in the yard. Today, porches are making a comeback as homeowners look to channel those relaxing days with front stoops and wraparounds. As you browse porch ideas, keep in mind that yours should feel like an extension of the home's interior. Read further for more porch design tips.

What kind of porch should I add to my home?


The size and type of your house porch is primarily dictated by your budget, space and overall look. A typical one is integrated into the roofline, so keep that in mind that you’re likely looking at an expensive remodel. Wraparound porches takes up quite a bit of yard space and often require a change to multiple areas of the house, while small sun porch designs out back are a little less tedious. Adding a front stoop is a quick way to enhance your curb appeal, and 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 desired style.

What type of porch railings should I have?


The railings, or balustrade, you decide to use can help set the overall style of your porch design. While you can always go with simple vertical balusters for a more craftsman look, there are tons of other porch designs that will make your railings pop. Try turning those same vertical posts diagonally or varying the spacing to create unique patterns. Alternatively, traditional turned railings give a more classic look and will surely make your space sturdy for years to come. For an intricate showstopper, go with a custom sawn wood design that will instantly give a Victorian vibe to your space. For industrial or modern styles, consider metal railings, or sleek horizontal cable railings. To keep your views from being obstructed, glass is always a good option (plus, all of your gorgeous decor won’t be hidden from neighbors). Regardless of the style you decide on, make sure you adhere to local building codes and implement your porch ideas safely.

How should I decorate my porch?


There are no formal rules when it comes to porch decorating ideas, other than to make sure they reflect your lifestyle. You can easily create additional living space by adding plenty of outdoor furniture. Try creating an afternoon nap spot by adding a hammock, swing or daybed, or include simple rocking chairs and adirondack chairs for sipping and chatting with friends. Many porch ideas Include a table or two to set down drinks or snacks, whether it be a small side table or a larger bistro set for summertime meals. Be sure to leave enough space to walk around any furniture, as climbing over your friends and family is not ideal. In general, remember porches are outdoor spaces, so some metals and fabrics can rust and absorb moisture, or fade from being in the sun. Bring in sensitive items when the weather worsens, and opt for more versatile weatherproof pieces overall. To bring your personality into the space, add decorative items like wall hangings, potted plants, throw pillows and rugs for additional color and comfort. Ultimately, it’s all about relaxation and simplicity, so be sure that's reflected in your porch decor and furnishings.

Whether you want inspiration for planning a porch renovation or are building a designer porch from scratch, Houzz has 128,215 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Montgomery Roth Architecture & Interior Design and SweisKloss. Look through porch pictures in different colors and styles and when you find a porch design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful porch photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.