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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.

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Install a Porch Ceiling

Install a Porch Ceiling

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

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Top 100 Porches Projects

  1. 1. How To Restore a Porch Railing

    Learn how to restore a water-damaged original handrail around a porch, with a new beveled bottom rail to keep the water from damaging t...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  2. 2. How To Build a Screened-In Back Porch

    Learn how to assemble custom wood frames, screen them and individually install them to enclose a porch.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  3. 3. How To Replace Bad Column Wood

    Learn how to take the bad wood from the original porch column and replace it with new.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  4. 4. Porch Step Solutions (00:01:00)

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

  5. 5. Deck Bench Seat (02:57)

    Step-by-step directions for building a bench seat for a deck.

  6. 6. Brocdorf Drive- Part 2 (04:39)

    A busy family gets some help fixing up their Desperate Landscape.

  7. 7. Contemporary Spool Oasis (20:01)

    This empty backyard becomes an oasis with the addition of a "spool".

  8. 8. How To Remove and Brace a Rotting Porch Column

    Learn how to take the first steps toward replacing a porch column.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  9. 9. The Hot Spot (20:01)

    An acre of land, a cul-de-sac and too much sun are Jason's challenges here.

  10. 10. Academy Avenue (20:00)

    This renovated home is beautiful inside but in need of help outside.

  11. 11. Brocdorf Drive- Part 3 (05:29)

    A busy family gets some help fixing up their Desperate Landscape.

  12. 12. Outdoor Kitchens and Grilling Spaces

    Get cooking with some of the best outdoor kitchens created by DIY Network experts. Browse the photo gallery from DIY Network.

  13. 13. Porch Conversion (01:35)

    A porch that can't be used year round can't be counted as square footage.

  14. 14. Backyard Bargains (03:47)

    Jeff and Elizabeth saved $9,600 on their backyard and back porch redo.

  15. 15. Brocdorf Drive- Part 4 (03:54)

    A busy family gets some help fixing up their Desperate Landscape.

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