Naturally conjuring a feeling of welcoming ease and comfortable leisure, a front porch connects your indoor space with your outdoor space, expanding your home for entertaining and relaxing. When you’re planning a front porch design, imagine ways you will use the space, during which seasons of the year, and how the design will integrate with the overall style of your home.
One of the most desirable features of a home, a front porch instantly enhances curb appeal and invites connection with the neighborhood and natural surroundings. The design should integrate seamlessly with your home’s exterior style. Elements such as columns, pilasters, crown molding, and shingled or metal roofs distinguish the most memorable front porch designs.
Encourage lingering by integrating comfortable seating and a place to nap such as a porch swing, hammock or daybed with cozy pillows and a throw. If you plan on dining on the front porch, create separate areas for seating and eating with all weather area rugs used to define the spaces.
A well-planned porch will have a smooth flow from the interior and feature large windows or glass doors to accentuate light inside and enhance a feeling of indoor/outdoor connection. Furniture should be plentiful and sturdy to welcome guests and withstand weather, while allowing for easy navigation.
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