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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. A Front Porch's Buried Beauty (00:03:29)

    Nicole digs deep to reveal beautiful flooring and a gorgeous wood door.

  2. 2. Front Porch Addition (20:00)

    This couple wants to add an open porch to the flat front of their home.

  3. 3. 10 Unique Ways to Decorate Your Front Door For the Holidays

    DIY Network has unique ways to decorate your front door with inventive wreaths, garlands and other elements.

  4. 4. The Hot Spot (20:01)

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

  5. 5. How to Replace a Concrete Porch

    If settling has caused a concrete-slab porch to crack and fail, follow these steps to remove and replace it.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  6. 6. How to Repair a Porch

    A damaged porch is dangerous and can cause injury to anyone in the home.

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    Cost:
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    Difficulty:
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  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. Putting on the Porch (01:30)

    The crew helps a family complete the front porch on their renovated home.

  9. 9. Second-Story Glory (02:45)

    A two-story addition with a veranda roof deck makes this castle complete.

  10. 10. How to Screen in a Porch

    Screening in a porch beneath an existing room provides a comfortable place to sit outside and keeps away the bugs.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  11. 11. Dutch Colonial Facelift (03:57)

    This Dutch colonial's redo includes new shutters, columns and front steps.

  12. 12. The New Addition (20:01)

    Zach and Leighann plan an addition to make room for their growing family.

  13. 13. No Porch, No Problem (20:00)

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

  14. 14. Sunroom (03:44)

    Homeowners convert a three-season porch into one they can enjoy year round.

  15. 15. Front Porch Ideas from Rate My Space

    See DIY Network's favorite front porch designs sent in from our viewers.

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