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Porches and Patios

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The Big Back Porch
The Big Back PorchOnline Membership Required

A four-porch addition breathes new life into a compact bungalow

Porch from the Past
Porch from the Past

A Porch Becomes a Bath
A Porch Becomes a Bath

A defunct space is transformed into an Asian-inspired master bath

Design an Integral Porch
Design an Integral Porch

Explore four types of integral porches

The Rotproof Porch
The Rotproof PorchOnline Membership Required

Water management is the key to keeping a porch standing for decades

Add a Screened Porch
Add a Screened Porch

When the weather's right, there's no better place than a porch to enjoy a meal, to watch the kids play, or to entertain friends. Done correctly, a screened porch has plenty of daylight, and offers pleasant views and good ventilation.

Highlights from our Project Gallery

A prize-winning deck, art in the garden, a house with a waterwheel, and more. . .

Designing a front porch
Designing a front porchOnline Membership Required

Although size and style are vital to a successful porch, don't ignore the importance of materials and craftsmanship

Neighborly From the StartOnline Membership Required

A new home combines privacy, daylight, and durability, and fits comfortably into a traditional neighborhood

Smart Massing Adds Space and Light

Go inside this lakeside cottage to see how massing influences interior shapes 

The Best Remodels of 2008
The Best Remodels of 2008

If a picture says a thousand words, these before and after photos say a million

Designing accessible entriesOnline Membership Required

With the right guidelines, everyone can easily construct and benefit from an accessible entry to their homes

Porches with Personality

Whether your porch is for shelter, relaxation, or reflection, a world of design choices are await you

Adding the Perfect Porch
Adding the Perfect Porch

You can add a porch to almost any house, but only a well-designed one will look like it's always been there. In this excerpt from their book, "On the Porch," architect James M. Crisp and project designer Sandra L. Mahoney suggest several fundamentals for designing the perfect new porch for an existing home.

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