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Front Porch Decorating Ideas

Front Porch Decorating Ideas

Front porches are ideal for relaxing, dining and entertaining, even napping. Get ideas for furniture, lighting and more.

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How to Build a Porch Swing

How to Build a Porch Swing

See how to use tongue-and-groove lumber to create a rustic porch swing.

Step-by-step instructions


Install a Porch Ceiling

Install a Porch Ceiling

Use beadboard to create a clean look for your porch ceiling. Here's how.

Step-by-step instructions

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    Everything you need to know about making and displaying hanging baskets.

  2. 2. Engaged to a Mess (05:07)

    Rebuilding a porch, adding a fence and plants to fix a Desperate Landscape.

  3. 3. Stylish Faux Slate Porch (04:31)

    Learn professional tips for installing a stamped concrete overlay floor.

  4. 4. Porch Step Solutions (00:01:00)

    Whether you're replacing or rejuvenating, Amy has great porch step options.

  5. 5. A Ghostly Transformation (20:00)

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  6. 6. Craftsman Porch Restoration (04:56)

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  7. 7. No-Slip Paint (01:39)

    Here's a painting tip to keep you from slipping on porch and deck floors.

  8. 8. Let the Sunroom In (20:00)

    A family's cold porch is transformed into a welcoming, heated sunroom.

  9. 9. Keeping Green In Its Place (00:22)

    Don't like the green growing on unpainted cement or stucco? Try this trick.

  10. 10. The Porch Project (20:00)

    Jason helps a family transform their 90-year-old porch into a hang out spot

  11. 11. How to Tile a Porch

    Step-by-step directions for how to tile a screened-in porch from the planning stage to the polishing stage.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  12. 12. Install Decorative Post & Trim (01:02)

    Here are the DIY Basics for installing a decorative post.

  13. 13. The Cold and the Ugly Part 2 (04:12)

    Rotted columns, chipping paint and a bare yard all need to be history.

  14. 14. How To Repair Porch Columns

    Utilizing old photos, "ghosting" from previous fixtures and pieces of the old column as guides, learn how to create new porch columns a...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  15. 15. Vinyl Siding Adds Curb Appeal (00:01:00)

    Jason installs vinyl siding to a porch bump-out adding instant curb appeal.

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