Porch ideas, designs, styles

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combination-of-concrete-porch-with-wood-railing Combination of concrete porch with wood railing

Nicely designed and custom finished concrete front porch. Combination of brown and grey colors on wood balusters creates unique porch style.

granite-front-porch Granite front porch

Small front porch design. Entrance steps, risers, handrail and pickets finished with granite for perfect match with exterior house walls. Custom, unusual porch style.

concrete-porch-with-stylish-railing Concrete porch with stylish railing

Front porch built on concrete pillars and painter in grey to match with house exterior design. Custom welded railing creates unique style and aesthetic look of a whole porch. House entrance area nicely decorated with flowers in pots.

covered-porch-built-high-from-the-ground Covered porch built high from the ground

Front porch installed on wood posts covered with awning. Wood stairs have an additional landing in the middle. High above ground built porch painted in brown color.

front-porch-addition Front porch addition

Front porch designed and built as a part of a whole house structure. Wood posts support hip and valley roof over the porch. Wood railing and entrance stairs painted to match with windows trims.

front-porch-covered-with-awning Front porch covered with awning

Concrete front porch with simple metal railing and standard concrete stairs. Porch covered with awning to match with house exterior design. Front yard stylishly decorated with sculptures in combination with nice landscaping.

covered-brick-porch-with-arches Covered brick porch with arches

Front porch with brick pillars and concrete stairs. Perfect open addition to exterior house design. Three arches finished with stucco create unique porch style and match with rest of the house.

concrete-porch-on-stone-foundation Concrete porch on stone foundation

Concrete front porch with painted stairs built on stone foundation. Metal railing painted in brown color and securely mounted to custom shaped concrete steps. Porch decorated with live flowers in pots. Extremely durable and long lasting front porch design.

concrete-porch-with-flat-roof Concrete porch with flat roof

Lumber posts support simple square flat roof. Metal railing painted in brown color. Simple concrete porch style with easy to build roof.

siding-house-with-front-porch Siding house with front porch

Wood porch stained in red color. White posts supporting the roof perfectly match with doors and windows trims. Space under the porch closed with same type of a siding as the rest of a house. Lattice panels stained in red color cover under the stairs area.

lumber-front-porch-covered Lumber front porch covered

Lumber front porch with wood stairs. Porch roof built on wood posts. Combination of wood and metal painted in black color used for building railing. Simple front porch style.

covered-front-porch-with-wood-stairs Covered front porch with wood stairs

Wood porch built on brick pillars. Entrance stairs, decking, some elements on columns and railing are painted in dark brown color. With pickets, columns, fascia and gutters perfectly match with exterior house design. Under porch area closed with vertically installed pickers painted in grey color. Beautiful covered front porch design.

combination-of-green-and-white-colors-on-porch Wood front porch painted in whithe and green colors

Wood front porch with roof built on brick pillars. Entrance stairs are installed on concrete slab. Stair treads decking and some elements on railing are painted in green color. Stair risers and railing pickets are painted in white color.

wood-porch-decorated-with-flowers Wood porch decorated with flowers

Older front porch with wood stairs built on brick pillars. Porch refreshed with three different colors paint application. Live green plants and flowers in pots create perfect relaxation atmosphere.

wood-front-porch-with-roof-on-columns Wood front porch with roof on columns

Wood porch nicely built to match with siding on house exterior walls. Three columns installed for supporting porch roof. Beautiful landscaping create relaxation atmosphere while resting on porch bench.

wood-front-porch-with-bench Wood front porch with bench

Wood front porch installed on single concrete blocks pillar. Porch painted to match with exterior house design. Metal railing mounted to concrete house walls, custom designed posts and porch column. Lattice panels covered space under the porch.

concrete-stairs-and-front-porch Concrete stairs and front porch

Extremely durable front porch with concrete stairs and balustrades. Unusual concrete porch design.

front-house-entrance-build-with-bricks Front house entrance built with bricks

Small front porch and stairs built with same type of brick as house exterior walls. Steel railing welded and installed on top of concrete sills on both sided of stairs and porch. Steps made from concrete sills as well. Porch decorated with green plants in pots.

porch-on-concrete-pillars-with-custom-railing Porch on concrete pillars

Front porch with wood stairs and painted in white color metal railing. Concrete pillars in a great support for wood porch and columns. Lattice panels cover under porch space.

stylish-covered-front-porch Stylish covered front porch

Stylish wood porch covered with simple asphalt shingles roof. Multiple decorative element including custom shaped wood columns and arches perfectly match with exterior house design. Great exterior home addition to an existing house.

concrete-porch-with-stylish-cover Concrete porch with stylish cover

Durable concrete porch with metal railing painted in white color. Custom welded roof supports creates unique look for the whole porch. Older, but still stylish front porch design.

nice-front-porch-decorated-with-flowers-in-pots Nicely decorated front porch

Front porch built on wood posts. Decking boards, stair treads, railing elements and lattice panels are painted in blue color to match with house windows trims. Rest of the porch painted in light color similar to vinyl siding. Space under the porch closed with wood panels. Porch nicely decorated with flowers in pots.

wood-porch-painted-white-and-decorated-with-plants Wood porch painted white and decorated

Front porch installed on wood 6” x 6” posts painted in white color. Decking boards, stair treads and some railing elements paint in light green color. Combination of two colors creates unique porch style. Columns support porch roof. Front porch decorated with green plants in pots.

front-porch-with-simple-design Front porch with simple design

Easy to build front porch design. Wood joists and stair risers painted in grey color. Lattice panels covered with live plants. Simple metal railing painted to match with the house exterior style. House entrance decorated with green plants in pots.

wood-porch-with-roof Wood porch with roof

Covered front porch with recessed lighting installed in the ceiling. Light porch color and simple gable roof perfectly match with exterior house design. Custom shaped wood posts used as roof supports. Grey and white colors combination bring to the porch its unique look and stylish appearance.

wood-porch-and-stairs-painted-grey Wood porch and stairs painted grey

Simple wood porch with railing and stairs painted in grey color. Custom shaped wood posts support porch roof. Nice addition to house exterior design.

simple-lumber-front-porch Simple lumber front porch

Wood front porch painted in light color to match with house exterior design. Steps stained in brown color. Lattice wood panels which close under porch space painted in grey color. Simple lumber porch construction.

wood-front-porch-with-pillars Wood front porch with pillars

Front porch with wood railing painted in white and red colors. Stair stringers and porch joists mounted to brick pillars. Steps painted in red color. White columns installed on brick pillars support porch roof. Space under porch and stairs closed with lattice panels.

wood-porch-with-stylish-railing Wood porch with stylish railing

Front porch with wood stairs and nicely painted railing. Under porch space used as an additional storage and closed with lattice panels painted in white color. Wood porch match with exterior house design. Porch roof installed on custom shaped wood posts.

older-wood-porch-painted-blue Older wood porch painted blue

Standard wood porch on brick pillars. Steel railing, decking and stairs are painted in blue color. Outdated front porch brought to life with exterior paint application.

covered-front-porch-on-wood-posts Covered front porch on wood posts

Front porch built on wood posts and stained in brown color for matching with the house exterior style. Some porch elements including porch joists, stair stringers and roof fascia are painted in white color. Simple porch addition to older house.

covered-porch-with-wood-columns Covered porch with wood columns

Covered front porch nicely built to match with house exterior style. Lattice panels are used for closing under porch and under stairs spaces. Wood elements painted in white color. Steps and decking boards are painted in grey color. Planted ornamental trees is a nice addition for creating a distinguish look of house entrance area.

wood-porch-and-stairs-stained Wood porch and stairs stained

Front porch with wood stairs stained in brownish color. Space under steps closed with lattice panels painted in white color. House entrance area nicely decorated with flowers in pots and simple landscaping.

older-front-porch-on-brick-pillars Older front porch on brick pillars

Front porch painted in brown color with wood railing. Steel stairs balustrades painted in black color. Wood front porch built on solid brick pillars for maximum durability.

brick-porch-with-concrete-stairs Brick porch with concrete stairs

Front porch built with same type of bricks as house exterior walls. Concrete sills installed on porch security walls, both sides of entrance stairs and each step. Custom welded steel railing securely mounted to concrete sills of stair sides. Porch designed to match with the style of the house.

covered-concrete-front-porch Covered concrete front porch

Covered front porch with concrete balustrades. Concrete pillars used for holding porch roof. Space under the porch closed with concrete blocks. Solid concrete stair and custom designed flower pots on both sides of steps create unique look. Front porch finished to match with the whole house exterior design.

spacious-covered-front-porch Spacious covered front porch

Spacious front porch built on wood posts. Wood columns support the load of porch roof finished with asphalt shingles. Wooden elements including railing pained in grey color to match with siding. Porch decorated with flowers.

solid-concrete-front-porch Solid concrete front porch

Front porch made from same concrete blocks as house exterior walls. Concrete steps and railing make the whole structure very durable and long lasting. Porch designed and built with the rest of a house not as a separate addition.

concrete-stairs-and-porch-with-metal-railing Concrete stairs and porch with metal railing

Extremely durable front porch construction. Solid concrete porch in combination with concrete stairs. Rigid steel railing painted in black color. Open under porch area can be used as an additional storage space for some garden tools.

concrete-stairs-with-wood-railing Concrete stairs with wood railing

Small front porch with concrete stairs. Entrance to the basement located under the porch. Railing and wood posts painted in white color. Front yard decorated with flowers. Very simple porch design.

covered-stylish-front-porch Covered stylish front porch

Wood front porch painted in white color. Some design elements on columns and balustrades painted in red color for creating unique style. Columns support the weight of porch roof which nicely incorporated and match with exterior house design. Beautiful landscaping with simple fence gives fresh new look to the whole residential property.

stone-front-porch-decorated Stone front porch decorated

Nice stone porch addition to simple siding house. Entrance stairs made from concrete. Wood columns support medium-pitched roof finished with asphalt shingles. Concrete sills installed on top of stone walls. Porch decorated with different live plants and flowers.

porch-with-wood-railing Porch with wood railing

Combination of light brown and white colors on the porch. Front porch with swing and wood stairs. Space under the porch closed with wood pickets painted white. Simple, with minimum custom elements, but nice looking covered front porch design.

wood-front-porch-painted-white Wood front porch painted white

Covered front porch with simple wood railing. Stair treads and decking painted in light brown color, the rest of wood elements including stair risers, porch railing, columns and ceiling are painted in white color. Under porch space closed with lattice panels. Porch has a ceiling fan installed and decorated with flowers in pots. Nicely finished front porch is a perfect place for relaxation.

porch-on-wood-posts Porch on wood posts

Pressure-treated wood porch built on lumber posts. Space under porch and stairs closed with wood lattice panels.
Typical front porch construction with basic wood railing and no customization. Crew of three normally able to build such porch in 2 days after concrete for supporting posts is cured.

simple-square-front-porch-on-wood-posts Simple square front porch on wood posts

Pressure-treated lumber front porch with simple railing on wood posts. Basic wood porch construction with no custom elements.
Big enough for medium bench and some plants in pots porch is always a great outdoor place for relaxation.

simple-small-front-porch Simple small front porch

Concrete front porch made with bricks and custom designed stairs to match with exterior home design. Steel railing with balustrades painted in black color.
The whole front porch structure made as a continuation of house. Small rectangular porch is always a great addition to a home.

stylish-steps-to-tiny-porch Stylish steps to tiny porch

Small front porch and entrance steps custom designed. Railing made from steel and painted in dark color. House entrance area decorated with plants in pots. Very typical and extremely durable front porch construction.
Stylish concrete steps make a whole new appearance to the house exterior design.

wood-porch-concrete-steps-steel-railing-combination Wood porch concrete steps steel railing combination

Wood front porch on concrete blocks. Entrance stairs made from concrete. Railing and balustrades welded from steel and painted in black color.
Using a combination of few materials for building porch is very typical style while building porches. For extending longevity wood have to be painted. Paint has to be applied on steel railing as well for protecting metal against corrosion.

tile-steps-metal-railing-combination Tile steps metal railing combination

Concrete steps to house entrance finished with porcelain outdoor tile. Metal railing painted in green and white colors.
Experienced tile setter should be able to install porcelain outdoor tile on 8 - 9 steps within one day. Next day 2 – 3 hours will be devoted to grout application. Welding and installation of metal railing shouldn’t take longer than one day.

concrete-porch-and-stairs-with-white-balustrades Concrete porch and stairs with white balustrades

Grey paint applied on the surface of concrete porch and stairs. White vinyl railing and balustrades install for perfect match with house exterior design.
Quality exterior concrete paint protects the surface from water penetration and extends longevity of concrete stairs and front porch. Vinyl is virtually maintenance free materials and properly installed railing will last for many years with minimum care.

concrete-porch-with-rounded-stairs Concrete porch with rounded stairs

Square concrete front porch with rounded stairs. Porch railing and stairs balustrades made from metal and painted in white color. Porch decorated with flowers and green plants in pots.
Concrete widely used building various types of outdoor structures including porches and stairs. It is extremely durable material and with adequate building technique will last for decades. Steal railing has to be painted for preserving its surface from corrosion.

stylish-front-porch-with-custom-designed-steps Stylish front porch with custom designed steps

Porch floor and steps finished with concrete blocks. Sides of stairs made from brick. Welded steel railing painted in blue and white colors.
Front porch customization will always result in cost increase, but stylish work cannot be comparable to simple standard design.

stone-tile-on-steps-and-porch Stone tile on steps and porch

Steps and front porch finished with thicker outdoor stone tile. Porch decorated with plants in pots.
Stone is one of the best solutions for finishing outdoor steps and porches. It might not be the least expensive choice, but superior durability and ability to last for decades with minimum maintenance make stone very attractive option for many outdoor applications.

stairs-and-concrete-front-porch-decorated Stairs and concrete front porch decorated

Front porch with concrete stairs. Metal balustrades painted in black color. Porch decorated with flowers in pots.
Building standard concrete porch with no custom element normally takes couple days of onsite work excluding concrete curing time. Installation of concrete forms, reinforcement bars and pouring concrete typically is a one day project for experienced crew. After concrete cured to approximately 70% of its strength metal railing can be welded and installed what normally takes another day.

wood-front-porch-covered Wood front porch covered

Wood front porch built on 6” x 6” posts. Space under porch space closed with lattice panels. Pressure-treated lumber used for making outdoor stairs. Two wood posts supporting roof which made same design as the rest of a house.
Covered spacious front porch is a great outdoor addition for relaxation in any weather.

wood-front-porch-pained-red-green-colors Wood front porch pained red green colors

Stylish front porch built on two 4” x 4“ posts and mounted to house exterior wall. Stairs, posts, and joists stained in red color. Wood pickets on railing stained in green color.
Wood porches are cheapest option to build, but weather protected with paint or sealer pressure-treated lumber can easily stay in nice shape for over 10 years.

stylish-front-porch Stylish front porch

Spacious front porch with a swing built on brick pillars. Wood stairs and simple railing stained in brown color. Swing hung on ceiling joists.
Stylish wood porch in combination with nice outdoor landscaping play a huge role in overall house exterior design.

tile-stairs-with-steel-railing Tile stairs with steel railing

Ceramic tile installed on stairs and small house entrance area. Metal railing painted in black color. Sides of stairs finished with tile as well.
Properly set on mortar outdoor tile is a perfect choice to finish concrete stairs surface. Installing tile in simple pattern with no customization can be easily achieved by handy homeowners. Welding steel railing is normally not a do-it-yourself project.

stylish-light-balustrade Stylish light balustrade

Entrance stairs to the house custom made to match with overall home style. Wood steps are not in the perfect condition, but finished with stucco sides and custom shaped sills on top seems like not affected by weather and still look great.
Custom work always has its price and the more stylish details incorporated into porch design the more it will cost to build.

tile-on-steps-and-small-porch Tile on steps and small porch

3-steps to the front door finished with tile. Metal railing painted in black and white colors. Simple house entrance design.
Outdoor tile cannot be installed directly on top of wood surface, but concrete porches and steps can be easily tiled. Proper installed quality porcelain or stone tile can easily last for over 20 years with periodical maintenance.

concrete-steps-to-house-entrance Concrete steps to house entrance

8 steps and small porch made from poured concrete. One side of stairs made as a continuation of outside brick wall and other merge to stone foundation. Top of a brick wall finished with concrete sill.
Typical construction of entrance area to a house with a full basement. All design created as a part of a house, not as a separate structure.

simple-concrete-porch-with-metal-balustrades Simple concrete porch with metal balustrades

Very simple concrete porch with metal balustrades painted in black and white colors. Entrance area to the house decorated with bushes and flowers in pot.
Standard front porch easy to build. Minimum custom elements allow to reduce overall construction expenses.

wood-porch-on-brick-posts Wood porch on brick posts

Wood porch painted red with metal railing mounded on brick pillars. Space under porch and stairs closed with wood boards.
Combination of two or more materials is very typical for building front porches. Brick set on mortar is a perfect choice for posts and welded steel railing is good and durable option for railing. Red exterior paint will protect wood from rotting and extend porch longevity.

tile-installed-on-steps-and-porch Tile installed on steps and porch

Porcelain outdoor tile with slate decorative elements are installed on steps and front porch. With proper installation and periodical maintenance outdoor tile is one of the most durable and long lasting materials. Stone or porcelain tile could be a perfect solution for outdoor application including finishing floors on porches or tiling steps.
Fees for laying outdoor tile normally based on difficulty of work and per square foot charge is a result of what was done. Application of sanded grout and sealer is a responsibility of tile contractor, but periodical maintenance should be done by homeowner.

concrete-front-porch Concrete front porch

Simple concrete front porch. Metal railing painted in black color. On both sides stairs decorated with live flowers in pots.
Easy, for professional concrete contractor, to build front porch slightly elevated above ground level. Typical basic design to finish standard entrance area to the house.

concrete-steps-to-front-porch-painted Concrete steps to front porch painted

Concrete stairs and front porch painted in brownish color. Stairs sides made with brick and concrete sills on top. Porch decorated with plants in pots.
Quality outdoor paint not only serves its decorative purpose, but protects the concrete from absorbing water which might cause reduction of stairs lifespan.

beautiful-front-porch-with-stylish-steps Beautiful front porch with stylish steps

Beautiful concrete front porch with bench. Porch balustrades decorated with flowers. Stairs railing welded from steel and painted black.
Pouring concrete and finishing steps as well as 34 ft2 - 36 ft2 porch area might take a few days to complete. Creating unique porch design will always result in cost increase.

stylish-stone-balustrades-and-concrete-steps Stylish stone balustrades and concrete steps

Unusual stylish sides of concrete steps to front porch made with natural stone. Decorative outdoor light fixture installed on top of stone pillar.
Stone is relatively hard to work with material and cost of labor to build stylish custom designed stairs is not a cheapest solution. Accounting concrete curing time it might take up to one week for a mason with a helper to pour concrete stairs and finish sides with 36” high security walls.

combination-of-concrete-steps-with-stone-balustrade Combination of concrete steps with stone balustrade

Older concrete stairs to brick house entrance. One side of stairs finished with natural stone and concrete sills on top, other site merge to brick exterior wall.
Building even simple concrete steps normally more expensive and longer lasting project compare to wood option, but concrete in combination with stone much more durable material.

simple-wood-porch-with-stairs Simple wood porch with stairs

Standard front porch mounted to brick pillars. Pressure-treated wood stained with clear weather protective stain. Space under porch closed with white siding.
Using house brick pillars as supporting structural element for building new porch allow to eliminate foundation work and as a result cost to build a porch might go up to 5% - 7% down.

wood-porch-pained-red Wood porch pained red

A whole spacious front porch built with wood and painted in red color. Under stairs and under floor spaces closed with lattice wood panels.
Protective paint will preserve wood from rotting and choosing preferable color will add its own charm to whole house exterior design.

wood-steps-painted-red Wood steps painted red

Easy to build uncovered porch design.
Simple steps and small porch on wood posts are painted in red color. Railing welded from steel pipes and painted black.

stylish-steps-with-simple-railing Stylish steps with simple railing

Entrance area and front porch steps made from decorative brown brick in combination with poured concrete. Simple steel balustrades painted in black and white colors.
Cost to build custom designed porch could be time consuming and expensive home improvement project.

stylish-concrete-steps-to-front-porch Stylish concrete steps to front porch

Stairs to small front porch made of concrete blocks and set on mortar. Balustrades finished with decorative stone to match with house design.
Porch stairs is an important element which play a huge role in overall house design. Concrete sill steps set on mortar very durable, but not easy to build. Cost of labor for building such stairs alone might be close to building average size wood porch.

front-porch-with-wood-railing Front porch with wood railing

Wood front porch on concrete blocks. Under porch space closed with wood lattice panels. Simple stairs and railing made from pressure-treated lumber.
Building 6’ x 16’ wood porch without many custom details is normally couple days rejuvenation project for an experienced crew.

wood-front-porch-with-steel-stairs Wood front porch with steel stairs

Front porch on wood posts finished with slate tile. Lumber elements stained in brown color. Stairs welded from steel and painted black.
Incorporation different materials into porch design will result in overall cost increase and such project normally takes longer to complete compare to building simple wood porch.

small-front-porch Small front porch

Easy to make, small front porch built on wood posts. Under porch space closed with vinyl siding. Standard stairs made with pressure-treated wood.
Building simple 7’ x 8’ wood porch on already cured concrete foundation is normally one day project if hire professional home exterior remodeling contractor. Do it yourselfers might spend 2 – 3 days for installing posts, joists, decking, railing and building stairs.

dark-front-porch Dark front porch

Standard front porch built on wood posts and stained in darker color. Under porch space covered with lattice panels.
Building simple pressure-treated wood porch is relatively easy task and can be completed in two days by an experienced carpenter with helper. To reduce the cost staining wood can be done as do it yourself project over the weekend.

wood-front-porch-with-roof Wood front porch with roof

Stained wood porch build on pressure-treated 6 x 6 and covered with roof is a perfect house exterior addition making a huge difference in overall home design. Installed outdoor lighting and spacious floor area is a good place for relaxation.
Typically an experienced crew able to complete building up to 6’ x 15’ porch including minor electrical work and gutters installation within 3 – 4 days.

simple-wood-stairs-to-small-front-porch Simple wood stairs to small front porch

Natural color of wood steps, railing and front porch has its own charm. Clear stain can be used for extending stairs and porch longevity. Wood is a perfect match with any type of house exterior design.
Building simple wood stairs and tiny front porch typically couple days exterior renovation project for an experienced crew excluding curing time of concrete foundation for posts.

wood-stairs-to-front-porch Wood stairs to front porch

Simple wood stairs made with minimal customization. Simple one day exterior home improvement project.
Pressure-treated lumber widely used for building standard stairs to small front porches. Stairs with stringers set on older concrete seal do not consume much time to build and overall cost of treated lumber porch with standard wood stairs is one of cheapest options.

Wood front porch painted Wood front porch painted

Spacious covered wood front porch painted three different colors for creating unique style. Under porch space covered with wood lattice panels. Mounted on the ceiling beams swing, makes the front porch a perfect place for relaxation.
Building custom designed 5’ x 14’ wood front porch from foundation to roof might take up to 1 week for a crew of three.

brick-steps-to-the-house-entrance Brick steps to the house entrance

Brick set on mortar is one of the most durable and long lasting materials to build outside structures including stairs and porches. It might take few days for an experienced mason with a helper to build simple 4’ x 5’ porch with 5 – 6 steps.

simple-treated-pine-front-porch Simple treated pine front porch

Standard front porch built on wood posts. Treated pine is one of the least expensive materials for building outside structures including porches. Pressure-treated wood is very easy to work with material.
Cutting lumber to sizes and securing joists, decking, and pickets with screws, crew of 3 carpenters normally able to build simple 4’ x 12 porch approximately 5’ above ground within 2 days after concrete under posts is cured. Addition day typically will be spend on digging 7 – 8 holes in the ground, pouring concrete foundation and installing galvanized steel post bases.

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