Porches

Porches

A look at period-appropriate porches and decks for old house exteriors, including different styles of classic balustrades, columns, architectural gingerbread, porch lighting and porch furniture.

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How To Design a Bungalow Porch

Bungalow porches offer a warm welcome. Whether you’re building new or renovating an old porch, learn its history and ways to replicate this outdoor room.

How to Repair Old Porches

Tips and techniques for restoring and repairing old porches, including repairing porch posts, columns, flooring, skirting and more.


Living on the Porch

Outfit your front porch or screened porch as it was meant to be—an outdoor room with personality, comfort, color, and texture. Furnish it for conversation and for naps. Include a sturdy rug, side tables, pillows, and lots of plants.

New Porches for Old Houses

It’s not always easy to add (or replace) a porch that’s compatible, but help is at hand from period-friendly systems and new wood substitutes.


Porch with a View

When Hammer Architects added a spacious new porch to an old Watch Hill home, they created interesting opportunities for landscape architect Keith LeBlanc.




The Porch Roof

A porch without a roof is merely a deck. Besides, the porch roof is an important defense against the elements.


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