Porches & Outdoor Rooms
A porch is the perfect companion to any style of house, including contemporary, traditional, cottage, Georgian, and other common home styles. Depending on the site and house layout, porches can fit in a range of spots, too. Front, side, and back porches might all be viable options—and don't forget wraparound porches. If you are in the planning stages for a new space or want to upgrade an existing porch, we have additions that will astonish you and ideas that will inspire you. Start with one porch that's a little bit old and a little bit new, and see how one family repurposed an old shed into a porch. To match a porch style to your home, it's best to see all the options available. Explore our gallery of photos and explanations. Turning outdoor spaces into rooms definitely extends living space; you can use these tips to eat, sleep, or just relax on your porch. To see how real-life homeowners remade their real living spaces, look at these transformed porches, as well as before-and-after photos of outdoor areas refashioned with porches. To add design punch to an existing porch, follow these tips to dress up your space.
Inspiration for Outdoor Spaces
Chic Porch Room Tour
See how a crumbling shed was converted into a colorful, airy alfresco living space.
Create an Outdoor Porch Retreat
Find the perfect setup for your porch retreat with these decorating and design ideas.
Before-and-After Exteriors and Home Additions: Porches
Considering a porch addition? Tour these porch additions to see clever ways to add style and function.
Indoor Porches You'll Love
Savor the season with an indoor porch that's an inviting, relaxing place to gather.
Porch Design Ideas
Looking to spruce up your porch? Here's how to create a seamless transition from indoors to out.
Porches and Sunrooms
Whether they're for dining or relaxation, these sunrooms and porches show how to make your space cozy and inviting.
Before and After: Affordable Sunporch Makeover
Fresh accents and affordable updates transform this bare-bones sunporch into a spectacular space.
Planning a sunroom remodel? Consider adding warmth underfoot with radiant-heat flooring.
Sunrooms Ideas: Seamless Exterior Additions
Browse photos of sunroom additions and learn how to build a flexible living space of your own.
Colorful Touches for Outdoor Decorating
Add color to your backyard with furniture, decorating, and more.
Outdoor Room Decorating Ideas
Create an extension of your living space with stylish decorative touches.
24 Patio Perk-Ups
Refresh your patio with these quick and easy patio perk-ups.
Fabric Makeovers for Outdoor Rooms
Spice up your outdoor room with color and pattern. Here's how to make over an outdoor room using fabric.
Shade Solutions for Outdoor Rooms
Keep outdoor spaces cool with stylish shade solutions.
Backyard Patio Ideas
Maximize a backyard patio design with these simple tricks.
Learn how to make a paver patio in your own backyard.
Outdoor Fabrics: A Decorating Lesson
Outdoor fabric isn't just for the patio. See how to use it indoors, too.
Patio Furniture: The Ultimate Guide
Learn about the different types of patio furniture with this guide.
Tips for Outdoor Living Spaces
Make your outdoor room feel like an indoor retreat with these design-savvy ideas.
Blur the boundaries between indoors and out with a perfectly landscaped patio.
Easy Ideas for Landscape Design
New to landscaping? Try one of these easy ideas for landscape design.
Heating Your Deck: The Ultimate Guide
Heat your deck with an outdoor fireplace or fire pit. Use this guide to determine the right fit for your space.