Use these front porch ideas to turn yours into an extension of your home, a place to relax in during the hot summer months and a haven of style and comfort.
Whether your porch is of the classic rocking-chair variety, it's small and highlights your front door, or it's a large wraparound-style that spans the front and sides of your home, there are design tips and tricks that can enhance your space.
Front porches epitomize indoor/outdoor living wherever you reside, and often have nostalgic roots in the past, as they were seen as a social hub to catch up with neighbors on the local news.
Today, front porches are used for all types of relaxing and entertaining, be it a shared evening drink, a solitary morning coffee, or for welcoming Trick-or-Treaters on Halloween and carolers in the winter. They can also make a perfect extension of your front yard landscaping, an elegant place to wine and dine your friends and families at the weekend.
Of course, your front porch is also a major style feature of your home's exterior, too, and should reflect your taste as well as the season.
Here we have curated some beautiful front porch ideas and designs to inspire your style.
BY STEPHANIE HENDRIES. CONTRIBUTIONS FROM KAITLIN MADDEN