Two Steps Above Par
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.
If the porch is elevated, a decorative lattice can keep the house looking neat while deterring animals from nesting in the crawl space below. Lattice is inexpensive, plentiful, and available at almost every lumber yard and home center.
House of Earnest
Railings and Trellises
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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