These days having guests over indoors can be a fraught experience, which is why many of us are moving our hosting events outside. You might have been dreaming up plenty of great backyard ideas for entertaining (or just relaxing when the weather is warm) but don't forget that there's plenty that you can do with even an relatively small front porch! The special space is really just an extension of your house itself—which means it's equally as important. In fact, because your porch and patio are the first things your guests are likely to see when they arrive, it might even be doubly important.
In that spirit, we've put together a comprehensive list of our favorite front porch ideas. These inspired displays, tutorials, and DIY projects are intended to elevate your home's curb appeal without requiring you to break the bank. And even if you don't plan on hosting guests anytime soon, you might find a personal reason to update your porch or back patio. Maybe you'd like to create a cozy corner for sipping your morning coffee, or maybe you're interested in the relaxing benefits of installing a porch swing. Whatever you choose, you're bound to have fun getting the job done—and an even better time enjoying the fruits of your labor with these best front porch ideas.
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