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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. Back Porch and Foundation Fix (00:02:18)

    Nicole tackles the 4th Street house's back porch and foundation problems.

  3. 3. Burdsall Avenue (20:00)

    On Burdsall Avenue, a smart family needs a serious lesson on landscaping.

  4. 4. A Porch to be Reckoned With (20:00)

    John and Jimmy Diresta deck the deck with one of a kind porch furniture.

  5. 5. 4th Street Front Porch Repairs (00:01:26)

    Nicole repairs the 4th Street house's rotting front porch floor and rails.

  6. 6. Beautiful Walls and Fences for Outdoor Spaces

    DIY Network has ideas for building beautiful walls and fences in your outdoor space.

  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. House Out of Hiding (03:54)

    Joel and Lynn's house is no longer hidden by huge shrubs and an ugly porch.

  9. 9. How to Assemble a Pre-Engineered Porch System

    All of the pieces in a pre-engineered porch system are milled and cut in the factory and shipped with all necessary hardware, making it...

    Time:
    Month
    Cost:
    $5,000 - $10,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. A Dream House (20:00)

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

  12. 12. Shabby Chic Decorating Ideas for Porches and Gardens

    DIYNetwork's decorating experts show you how to create a shabby chic garden or porch by incorporating shabby chic furniture, accessorie...

  13. 13. Most Awesome Backyard Hideaways

    DIY Network experts strive to create gardens of zen and retreats for relaxation. Browse through the photo gallery of ultimate outdoor s...

  14. 14. Blog Cabin 2008: Porch

    Learn more about this cozy side porch.

  15. 15. Brocdorf Drive (20:00)

    A family has been too busy with four kids to do much with their landscape.

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