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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.

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Top 100 Porches Projects

  1. 1. How To Install a Beadboard Ceiling in a Porch

    A new ceiling is one step in the process of creating a functional outdoor gathering place.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  2. 2. How To Add Finishing Touches to a Victorian Porch

    Some simple brackets on the front porch on this Victorian home returned it to its former glory.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. Two Room Transformation (20:00)

    This home's renovation is down to just two rooms, a den and a sun-porch.

  5. 5. How To Install Sunpipes

    Learn how to flood a porch with natural light and add ambiance with sunpipes.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  6. 6. No Porch, No Problem (20:00)

    Before Jason and his team arrived this house didn't even have a porch!

  7. 7. Run My Renovation: A Screen Porch Designed by You

    We asked DIYNetwork.com fans to vote on how we should renovate a kitchen. See the results.

  8. 8. Versatile Cedar Deck (02:32)

    This deck combines cedar and mountain stone and features a screened porch.

  9. 9. Classic Craftsman Porch (02:42)

    A Craftsman porch is completed for a classic cottage.

  10. 10. How to Stamp a Concrete Porch Floor

    Rock Solid hosts Derek Stearns and Dean Marsico show how to use overlay and a pattern stamp to rework a cracked and peeling concrete po...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  11. 11. How to Build a Porch Swing

    Learn how to use some leftover tongue-and-groove lumber to create a rustic porch swing.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $5,000 - $10,000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  12. 12. Porch Step Solutions (00:00:30)

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

  13. 13. A Dream House (20:00)

    Marie-France and the crew disagree on what is the priority.

  14. 14. Our Favorite Cottage Gardens From Rate My Space

    See pix of quaint cottage-style gardens sent in by DIY Network viewers.

  15. 15. How to Replicate and Install Stone Balusters

    The experts from Restoration Realities demonstrate how to create a mold and cast stone-like balusters.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Hard
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