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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. A Porch and a Pear Tree (01:31)

    The crew transforms a front porch and plants a huge Chanticleer pear tree.

  2. 2. Framing In a Front Porch (03:43)

    Framing in a porch gives a homeowner a larger living room and kitchen.

  3. 3. Replacing the Front Porch (00:04:09)

    Kristy Hirko's Uncle Bob helps her replace her rental home's front porch.

  4. 4. A Porch to Chill On Part 4 (03:58)

    Jason Cameron heads up the mountain to help finish off both cabin porches.

  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. How To Create Decorative Porch Brackets

    Learn how to build Victorian porch brackets to replace damaged and missing ones.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  7. 7. Rustic Porch Swing (00:20:00)

    Bruce uses timber from his property to build a rustic porch swing.

  8. 8. Outdoor Kitchen - Part 1 (04:51)

    D-I-Yers install their own outdoor stone kitchen with Dean and Derek.

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

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

  10. 10. Florida Family Room (20:00)

    Dean and Derek turn this back porch into the perfect Florida family room.

  11. 11. 10 Inviting Porches, Balconies and Sunrooms

    See different styles of outdoor rooms from the DIY Network.

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

    Watch as the Restoration Realities team rescues a sagging front porch.

  13. 13. Dreamy Patios and Decks

    Browse inspiring outdoor gathering spots from DIY Network and gather ideas for your own backyard.

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

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

  15. 15. Outdoor Kitchen - Part 2 (05:27)

    D-I-Yers install their own outdoor stone kitchen with Dean and Derek.

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