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    46 Fab Front Porch Ideas (Photos) – homestratosphere.com - October 21, 2019 by admin

    46 pictures of front home porch design ideas. All types featured - with railing, no railing, columns, white, dark and more.

    Welcome to our front porch design ideas gallery. Like your front door, your front porch is an important part of curb appeal.

    It is the first part of your home that your visitors will see, and should match the overall style of your home, so there are about as many different styles of front porches as there are design and architectural styles. Below you can browse our extensive porch design photo gallery

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    The front porch of your house is one of the most important and most visible parts of your house. It is also one of the first few things that meet the eyes and needless to say, should be gorgeous and attractive.

    There is a plethora of porch designs and ideas from which you can take inspiration for your own front porch.

    There is also a variety of porch layouts that must go with the overall theme of your house, for instance, rain porch which is one of the most famous styles out there. It has an extensive roof that goes beyond the edge of the deck. Then there is a sleeping porch which goes as far back as a hundred years and is more of a screened in porch that is designed for sleeping in warm months. Lastly, there is a veranda porch which is an open gallery often surrounded with a railing.

    Below is a list of some of the most exquisite and fantastic front porch ideas that will surely have you swooning over them.

    Porch on farmhouse with gray rocking chairs and bright red door designed by chango & co.

    This is a highly sophisticated porch design with cane furniture and traces of draping greenery all around. A white and brown color theme gives it a very exclusive look.

    This is quite a simple porch with a plain ceiling, brick walls, and a white railing and stairs. The stairs lead into a beautiful garden, making it look very stunning.

    The porch of this house has a white stairway with a bricked outer wall and two tiny pillars with flowers on the top.

    This is an example of a very simple porch with two chairs at the entrance, flower wreaths on both sides and rugs and mats on the floor.

    A little towards the fancier side, this porch design is super modern with a wooden floor, white railings, planters and tiled walls with a classic white-framed window.

    If you are looking for an almost ostentatious porch, this is the one for you. It has a classic white theme throughout, with colored chairs and fancy flowers on a glass top table.

    Quite simple yet extravagant with the addition of the beautiful blossoming flowers right next to the stairs. It also has a simple white railing and stairs that lead towards the house.

    Stunning, to say the least, this porch design is everything pretty. With wooden flooring, a gorgeous teal-blue railing and antique furniture, it looks out into a beautiful garden, making it all the more eye-catching.

    For those in search of a simple yet elegant porch design, this is the one. It has small white railings with a wooden top and two decent white chairs with fancy pillars to give it a very graceful touch.

    With colored floor and stairs, wooden chairs, and huge dangling flower pots, this is quite an exquisite yet simple porch design.

    This design sports a very vintage, Victorian-era look with its antique chair designs, pillars in the front and ash-colored walls around.

    Truly picturesque at its best, this design is an absolute feast for the eyes. With gorgeous dangling flowers, plants in the front and stark white railing, it makes a beautiful porch.

    This is a very regal-looking porch with classic white railings, dark brown flooring, white walls, and white framed windows with black slabs on the side.

    Cute and funky best describes this porch with really pretty small wooden chairs, brown railing and two adorable plants on either side of the stairs. The zigzag design at the bottom makes it even more attractive.

    This is simply lavish, with a proper seating area containing cushions, pillars all around, and hanging plant-pots, all of it gives it a very grand look. The addition of squared flooring also furthers the whole look.

    With white chairs, white fans, white railing, and windows, this design is simple but unique. Sporting a wooden look otherwise, the combination of white with brown makes it look very appealing

    This porch looks like it has come right out of a movie. White ceiling, railings, and blackish cane chairs give it a very contemporary touch. The addition of stunning hanging flower pots adds to the beauty of it as the porch leads into a beautiful garden.

    This design takes a twist on porches with the addition of a delicate porch swing, giving it a super funky yet simple look. With nothing else in the picture other than the swing, a white railing, and a stunning outdoor view, it is absolutely gorgeous.

    With an ideal combination of bricked wall, wooden ceiling and railing, this porch gives summer feels as the open space allows in the gleaming sunlight.

    This has to be one of the most elaborate porches in the list. With a vast walkway kind of a space leading to a pretty porch swing and white railing on the side, all of it combined makes the space look very attractive.

    Very simple but stunning, this porch carries a full wooden theme throughout the space with half-brick pillars and a massive brown ceiling.

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    With an opening right in the front, this design is extremely simple, with dark brown windows at the back, creative red-brown designed flooring and coconut trees on the side giving it a pretty touch.

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    As pretty as the picture, this porch design is just gorgeous with a cute porch swing, a huge planter on the side with colored flowers and a brick theme throughout the walls.

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    If you have a knack for experimenting, you will like this design for your porch. It uses a combination of grey walls and grey doors with brown wooden flooring and wooden furniture with brightly colored seat cushions. Unlike many porches, it is closed off from all sides and has a fan instead for ventilation purposes.

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    This porch looks like one from the ancient times with antique decorative pieces, a funky porch swing and wooden floors with a designed portion in front of the entrance door.

    Architectural Designs

    This porch boasts of elegance and grace. It has ash-white wooden flooring, a crisp white sofa with a variety of cushions, white windows with square glasses and a fancy grey wall design on one side. It is also a very rich and modern design that would add true allure to the house entrance.

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    The word majestic says it all about this porch. It is huge, with a designed wooden ceiling, fancy windows with a unique design, an elaborate seating affair and a pool right in the front. It is like a dream porch for every homeowner who wishes to have a beautiful porch.

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    Yet another grand looking porch. This one has a simple interior although with a beautiful view of lush green grass, flowers and trees all around. It puts a major focus on the scenery around than the interior of the porch itself.

    If sophistication had an image, it would probably be in the form of the picture of this porch. It is a classic white porch, with an extensive seating arrangement, large windows that allow proper outdoor views and ash-grey flooring, adding to the elegance of it.

    Simply put, this design is almost like summer in a single picture. Wooden flooring, a rocking chair at one end and colorful seating chairs at the other, a lot of windows at the back with a view thats looking out in the picturesque garden, it is nothing short of enchanting.

    Simplicity seems to be the main focus of this porch with white chairs, wooden flooring, pale yellow painted walls, and small planters tucked away in a corner.

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    This is one of the funkier and most chic porch design and is full of colors, too. Apart from typical white pillars and wooden vinyl flooring, this porch has taken things up a notch with parrot green walls, dark green on the top and a touch of striking pink at the bottom of the pillar. It is small and compact for sure but is definitely stylish and unique.

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    Sporting a super wooden and a cave-like look, this design is fully centered on the whole wood and brick combination. With lantern-like lights, brick walls at the bottom of the pillars and fully wooden ceiling, it is very different and a little eerie, too.

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    This looks more like a fancy veranda with a fan, a grand seating affair, curtains all around and wooden flooring. It is also super lavish and contemporary; making it look like it came right out of an interior magazine.

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    This has to be one of the prettiest looking porches with its small white chairs, dark blue cushions, a lot of tiny planters and white railing. The dazzling sunlight coming in makes the porch look heavenly.

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    Looking more like the entrance outside a hut at the beach, this porch is just fantastic. Sporting a blue color theme and a comfortable white relaxing swing, along with a fancy relaxing chair, it is just magnificent.

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    This porch makes use of a wide open space and has only two seating chairs, which make it look very simple and spacious. There are tall pillars attached to the railing in the front, offering a gorgeous view of the outdoor nature.

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    This porch design is crazy good, to say the least. It is definitely one of the most unique styles and designs with extensive protruding woodwork at the back, wooden flooring, wooden ceiling and similar kind of railings. It is easily one of the most different and exclusive looking porch ever designed.

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    Porches at Conservatory Outlet - October 21, 2019 by admin

    All our porches, whether for a front door or back door, creates a stylish entrance that enhances the visual appeal and living space of you property. As well as this, our porches off total security thanks to the latest locking systems.

    Whether you opt for a UPVC or aluminium porch, the Conservatory Outlet range of porch designs bring instant charm to your home. Our porches are individually designed and made to fit any space perfectly, making them suitable for any home, no matter what your requirement are. To give you further choice, we also offer a wide range of colours and finishes including everything from white to rustic cherry. We also offer a range of glazing designs, such as bevelled or coloured glass.

    Cost is always an important consideration when it comes to home improvement and that is why we provide porches at a low cost. We strive to make our high-quality home solutions affordable. We take care of the installation, manufacturing and design process of your home solutions, so you can relax knowing your home is in safe hands. We will even can assist with planning permission.

    A great entrance to your property with all the benefits that UPVC brings strength, durability and low maintence

    Using bricks that match your home, well create a stylish porch that adds value and functionality to the property.

    An aluminium porch will have sleeker, slimmer frames with the added strength that metal brings.

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    New Porsche Vehicles | Models and Prices | Car and Driver - October 21, 2019 by admin

    Having established its status in the sports-car hall of fame with the legendary 911, Porsche also makes some of the best SUVs to be had. The Macan is a realistic choice as a daily driver, offering the performance of a sports car with the utility of an SUV. We think it's the best compact-luxury SUV on the market, which is why we named it to our 10Best Trucks and SUVs list for 2019. Looking for more room and performance? Then check out the spicy Cayenne; it's one of our favorite mid-size crossovers and an Editors' Choice for 2019. Porsche realizes that there are some people out there (count us among them) who would rather tear around a racetrack than play a round of golf, and for those folks there are the 911 GT3 and the (bonkers) GT3 RS and the 911 GT2 RS (super bonkers). Last but certainly not least, there's the fantastic 718 Boxster convertible and the 718 Cayman coupe: They both made our 10Best Cars list for 2019 yet again.

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    Porches Pottery - October 12, 2019 by admin

    Since 1968, Porches Pottery has become a unique and famous institution in what is now a well-loved corner of Europe the ancient kingdom of the Algarve, Portugals southernmost province.

    This working pottery creates the most distinctive ceramics to be found in Algarve, and began as the idealistic dream of two artists, Patrick Swift and Lima de Freitas, one Irish and the other Portuguese. The two were determined to demonstrate that old crafts, and artistic traditions, need not be lost to the modern plastic age.

    That was fifty years ago now, and Porches Pottery has proved that it is indeed possible for hand crafted works to survive on their own merit. To this day, many of the artisans that Patrick Swift taught are here continuing a tradition that is thousands of years in the making.

    At Porches Pottery you can see these artisans at work, acquire a truly unique souvenir of Algarve, and enjoy a light lunch in our Bar Bacchus caf.

    Throughout the year, Porches Pottery is open Monday to Friday from 09:00 until 18:00, and on Saturdays from 10:00 until 14:00.

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    Interactive House Planning Portal - October 12, 2019 by admin

    Porches

    Adding a porch to any external door of your house is considered to be permitted development, not requiring an application for planning permission, provided the following limits and conditions are met.

    This guide offers a visual walk-through of those limits and conditions.

    Download: You can also download a summary of this guide.

    Important note:The permitted development allowances described here apply to houses, not flats, maisonettes or other buildings. You should check with yourLocal Planning Authority whether permitted development rights apply they may have been removed by what are known as Article 4 directions.Other consents may be required if your house is listed or in a designated area.

    When planning work you should read all the advice on the Planning Portal under Your responsibilities Other considerations before you start work. As well as other important information you will find guidance here on the permitted development regime.

    Wales:This guidance relates to the planning regime for England. Policy in Wales may differ. Contact your local planning authority for further information.

    Disclaimer:Users should note that this is an introductory guide and is not a definitive source of legal information.

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    Decks, Porches, & Swimming Pools – Welcome to NYC.gov - October 12, 2019 by admin

    Decks and porches are raised floors that are level with or below the first story of a house, supported by a structural frame and without a roof. The difference between them is that a porch provides access to a building's primary entrance. NYC Building Code 3300 governs construction safety and applies to decks and porches. If either is built with a roof, the structure may then be considered an additional room and different zoning rules and NYC Construction Codes provisions could apply. Water can add substantial weight, so never place any pool on a deck or porch, unless it has been structurally engineered to support the extra load.

    Construction may only begin after the Department approves construction plans and issues permits for a deck or porch. Only an NYS licensed professional engineer (PE) or registered architect (RA) may design them.

    All pools installed in New York City must follow the City's safety and quality-of-life standards. The Construction Codes specifically 3109 of the NYC Building Code outline the construction requirements. Other City agencies may also regulate pools depending upon, for example, the property's location, landmark status or zoning.

    The Department requires work permits to install a pool for any building or property. However, there are limited exceptions, such as for some above-ground pools and shallow wading pools, among others. To determine if a proposed pool must have a work permit, speak with a P.E. or R.A. or contact a Department borough office manager.

    Once the Department has issued the permit, a contractor licensed by the Department of Consumer Affairs or the homeowner may perform the work. Contractors must meet the Department's and New York State Workers' Compensation Board's insurance requirements. Homeowners who construct their own pools must receive a waiver of the insurance requirements from the borough commissioner where the property is located before beginning work.

    NYC Building Code 3109.3 3109.5.4.7 outline the technical requirements to construct pools, including:

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    Decks and Porches City of Toronto - October 8, 2019 by admin

    Service Description

    A Building Permit review for a deck, veranda or porch to an existing house.

    Note: Some detached decks may not require a building permit.

    Building Permit

    General Information

    All drawings to be done on standardized sized sheets, drawn to scale, fully dimensioned, signed and dated.

    If drawings were prepared by a qualified designer (as defined under Div. C, Part 3, Section 3.2 of the Ontario Building Code), drawings must include the designers name, registration number, qualification identification number, signature, and stamp/statement that the person has reviewed and taken responsibility for the design activities.

    All drawings, reports, and forms, including the completed Application for a Permit to Construct or Demolish, must be provided in PDF format on a re-writable DVD, a USB drive orsubmitted by email.

    Required Documentation

    Apply in Person

    Customers also have the option to attend ANY Toronto Building Customer Service counter to make an application for any of the services listed above. Customers will be asked to present a re-writable DVD or USB drive containing all the necessary materials for the eligible service requests. No paper copies will be required.

    Fees

    Please DO NOT include any personal information on your Building Plans (e.g., the homeowners name or phone number). Building Plans submitted for Permit are subject to disclosure in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA).

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    50 Porch Ideas for Every Type of Home – The Spruce - October 3, 2019 by admin

    Does the word porch make you think of a summer evening, sitting in a comfortable chair and watching the world go by as you sip a tall, cool beverage? While houses have become more oriented to the back rather than front yard, porches have never completely gone out of style. Like any outdoor room, a porch is a continuation of one's living space, whether it's extended in front as a welcoming refuge, in the back as a screened-in or covered way to experience the outdoors, or wrapping around the house, for an easy outdoor escape from any door.

    If designing a new porch, consult an architect and licensed contractor to ensure it is designed correctly. Unlike a patio or deck, a porch is an appendage of extension of a house, and an architect knows her or his way through the design and structural issues that will be encountered.

    It's not a patio or a deckit's a porch. Know what type it is before building, designing, or decorating:

    Ready to find the porch of your dreams? Take a tour of some beautiful types and designs.

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    The Porches Desoto Landing Pool, tennis, Porches, Views … - March 24, 2019 by admin

    This is a beautiful home located in a gated community on Dauphin Island, Alabama. The house has four bedrooms and three baths. The lower level bedroom suite includes a queen sized bed with a private shower bath. French doors lead to a spacious screened porch with amazing views of the beach, gulf and golf course. The second bedroom has a set of child sized bunk beds and a twin bed with access to a full bath. On the top floor, there is a huge master suite with a king sized bed, sitting area and table and chairs for playing games and cards. The master bath has a large whirlpool tub and separate shower and water closet. French doors lead to a porch and balcony with amazing views of the gulf. The 4th bedroom upstairs has a queen bed and is decorated in a sailboat theme. There is a 'toy' closet located in this room for your little ones. There is a loft area at the top of the stairs that has a twin bed.

    Downstairs, the family room has soaring ceilings and access to the wonderful screened porch perfect for coffee and conversation.

    The kitchen is fully equipped and the breakfast area has a large table for family meals and games.

    All linens including sheets, towels and beach towels are furnished for your convenience.

    This is definitely a house that will force you to relax and take in the wonderful views! The house is located directly across from the beach. The pool, tennis court and boardwalk to the beach are just a short walk away. (about 200 yards).

    There is also a sand area for your little ones under the house equipped with sand toys for hours of fun at your fingertips!

    Sorry, no pets or smoking is allowed in this home!

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    Atlanta decks, porches and outdoor living spaces … - March 11, 2019 by admin

    Wonderful job and service They were very clear and helpful in the planning of the project and their personnel did a superb, efficient, friendly job. They honored our contract and never balked about assuring top quality. We are totally satisfied and just wish other work persons we used for other projects had the same commitment to good quality and customer service. He and his work people were a delight to work with.

    Top quality at a fair price Peachtree just finished a 1200 sq.ft. deck of Ipe with a substantial structure and some elevations of up to 15' above ground. The deck is certainly the best quality of construction that I have ever witnessed, and being an engineer I have seen a few. His flexibility and eagerness to work with my design input was a huge plus. If I ever contemplate any more work around here that Peachtree can do they will be the only ones that I call.

    A great experience We were impressed by the time spent with us to explain all of the options for our deck. It was quickly obvious that they are experienced deck builders and was very knowledgeable about materials best suited for the purpose. We enjoyed the association with Peachtree and the price was right. Workmanship was excellent. Result was amazing and we are so pleased. We would recommend this company to anyone. Proud to give our name.

    Integrity nothing but the Best! Peachtree Decks and Porches can be counted on for honesty and trust. They were excellent to deal with while we changed scope a number of times before arriving at the solution. The quality is outstanding. The project was completed in a quick and efficient manner. Job site was kept clean and organized through the process. The finished product is beautiful. Definitely brought value to the property.

    Exceptional experience throughout the process The Peachtree Decks and Porches team is amazing. The entire process was above and beyond my expectations. I have done a lot of remodeling work both by myself and using contractors and Peachtree Decks has them all beat. The finished product looks amazing, but I was the most impressed with the quality and workmanship of the project. Cannot recommend Peachtree Decks highly enough.

    Exceptional! We interviewed many deck builders before selecting Peachtree Decks and Porches. They took our original plan and designed a deck that exceeded our expectations. We are delighted with the results! Mike and the team were professional, exacting, and wonderful to work with. From start to finish this project was a pleasure and we expect to have Peachtree back to complete a screen porch next year.

    What a great company and good people! Thanks Peachtree and the crew for such a great job. You took down our 20 year old deck and gave us a beautiful new one. Our kids and dogs love it. I truly feel it has raised the value of our home, which is so important in these hard-economic times. We really got great value for our money. I would recommend Peachtree Decks and Porches to anyone looking for an affordable, high-quality deck that will last decades!

    We love our new deck Peachtree Decks and Porches are skilled craftsmen who know the decking business inside and out. Once the carpentry work was done, they sent out an excellent painting crew to finish the job. Our deck looks like an extension of our home. We will recommend Peachtree Decks and Porches to all of our friends and neighbors. We just need to find another project for them to work on!

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