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.

How to Build an Outdoor Kitchen

Make al fresco dining easier with an outdoor kitchen. This tutorial shows you two ways to build a basic outdoor cooking area.
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How to Build a Porch Swing

Turn your porch into a second living room with a DIY porch swing. We'll show you how to build one in a weekend with basic materials you can find at your local home improvement store.
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8 Pretty Swing Daybed Ideas that Have Us Longing for Summer

Don't settle for a basic patio chair. Instead, look to these genius swinging daybed ideas to dress up your porch with pretty, comfy style.
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DIY Outdoor Concrete Table for Less than $15

Patio furniture can be pricey. Make your own with this clever concrete project from blogger Chelsey Andrews. Her DIY is both easy to make and budget-friendly.