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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

Start Your Railing Right
Start Your Railing RightOnline Membership Required

Fasten posts for a deck railing you can lean on for years to come

The Rotproof Porch
The Rotproof PorchOnline Membership Required

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

A Breezy Porch in Summer, and Heated Living Space in Winter
A Breezy Porch in Summer, and Heated Living Space in WinterOnline Membership Required

Removable window sashes and a weather-ready floor provide a well-insulated room in the winter and a breezy porch in the summer

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. . .

What's the Difference: Pavers
What's the Difference: Pavers

When deciding between permeable or impermeable pavers, consider the material’s cost, installation demands, and environmental impact

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

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