The farmhouse porch provides shade and plenty of opportunity for relaxing and entertaining. It also calls to mind an idyllic, slower-paced lifestyle. See what other design elements set this porch-style apart from the rest.
Farmhouse porches are frequently just a step or two off the ground, as demonstrated by this newly constructed Georgia beauty, built as a Southern Living Idea House.
A farmhouse porch can be screened-in, allowing for virtually bug-free outdoor living and dining. This porch is located in the rear of the house, where it is convenient to the kitchen and privacy of the backyard.
Railings or trellises between porch posts are common farmhouse details. They delineate the porch from the yard and enhance overall curb appeal.
Sweet Little Somethings
The floor of a farmhouse porch can be stained or painted to suit your style. Consider checkerboard or stenciled patterns, too. They will add pattern and color with little to no care and maintenance.
This Old House
A retro glider wouldn’t be out of place on a farmhouse porch (Grandin Road, $399). Nor would a ceiling or table fan to circulate air on a hot summer day. For a look at some "Really Cool Cooling Fans", click here.
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