Front Porch Ideas and More

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Match your porch to your home's architecture and learn the landscaping and furniture selection can complement your home's style. Easy charts shows you what "goes together"!

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Front Porch Ideas and More

  1. 1. FRONT PORCH DESIGNS And More Front-Porch-Ideas-And-More.com - Your portal to porch enjoyment
  2. 2. How do you pull all of the pieces together, architectural style, landscaping, and furniture to make your porch sizzle? No matter the size of porch, there are things you can do based on your home’s architectural style to complement your porch. Here’s a sampling of a few common architectural styles and complementary features to get you started. Front-Porch-Ideas-And-More.com - Your portal to porch enjoyment
  3. 3. Front-Porch-Ideas-And-More.com - Your portal to porch enjoyment ARCHITECTURAL STYLE PORCH CHARACTERISTICS PORCH LANDSCAPING PORCH FURNITURE Classical Federal, Revival, Tidewater, Antebellum Porches range in size from small to large, symmetrical facades with a central entrance, equal number of windows flank each side of door Clipped hedges around porch, use brick sidewalks and geometrical plantings in containers on porch Teak
  4. 4. Front-Porch-Ideas-And-More.com - Your portal to porch enjoyment Victorian Gothic, Queen Anne, Revival, Italian Large, one-story porch that extends across one or two sides of the house; may have multiple porches with some on the second level; use elaborate details (moldings) on porch between posts or columns and around door frame Symmetrical and colorful plantings in containers or window boxes on porch; use elaborate details (moldings) on porch between posts or columns and around door frame Wrought Iron ARCHITECTURAL STYLE PORCH CHARACTERISTICS PORCH LANDSCAPING PORCH FURNITURE
  5. 5. Front-Porch-Ideas-And-More.com - Your portal to porch enjoyment Colonial style also Dutch, Garrison, Saltbox Porch is usually small in size with a pediment and perhaps more ornate door frames; crown molding or a pediment over the front door: pilasters or columns; double-hung windows or multi-pane windows in pairs on each side of front door Brick pathways, symmetrical large plantings on each side of the door, geometric beds, make the porch/entrance dramatic with striking door color and wreath Classic teak furniture, geometric placement is the key ARCHITECTURAL STYLE PORCH CHARACTERISTICS PORCH LANDSCAPING PORCH FURNITURE
  6. 6. Front-Porch-Ideas-And-More.com - Your portal to porch enjoyment Farmhouse English/Country Large wrap-around porches; tall windows; shingle or metal roofs; dormers and gables; lat siding; simple moldings and trim; odd, irregular shape; lack of ornamentation; tall, over-sized windows; natural materials like cedar or stone; blends with natural surroundings Use symmetrical plantings, simple painted garden furniture, rockers and a swing of course! Use brick, flag stone and stepping-stone walkways to access the porch. Also consider using prominent features like arbors and pergolas. Use mixed beds and borders around porch. Teak or heavy wrought-iron furniture ARCHITECTURAL STYLE PORCH CHARACTERISTICS PORCH LANDSCAPING PORCH FURNITURE
  7. 7. Front-Porch-Ideas-And-More.com - Your portal to porch enjoyment Contemporary or modern also Bauhaus, International, or A-Frame Porches vary in size; not easily distinguishable due to many shapes. Odd, irregular shape design; lack of ornate moldings; wood or stone siding; blends with natural surroundings. Asymmetrical plantings in, on, and around porch; evergreens around porch is common; flagstones for walkways Stained or weathered furniture ARCHITECTURAL STYLE PORCH CHARACTERISTICS PORCH LANDSCAPING PORCH FURNITURE
  8. 8. THIS IS JUST A SAMPLING OF FRONT PORCH DESIGN INFORMATION AVAILABLE TO YOU AT FRONT-PORCH-IDEAS-AND-MORE.COM

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