Design Trends for Front House Porches

Design Trends for Front House Porches

How does your front porch look compared to the rest of your house? If the windows, railings, and doors aren’t in the best shape, it might be time to rethink your house’s porch design. This is the most used entryway of your home, and it’s also the first thing guests see when they visit. You can design an attractive and cozy porch with an atmosphere your family will enjoy while creating a stunning first impression. 

Whether you’re interested in a simple porch design, a traditional style, or a modern, contemporary front porch, there are a lot of details to consider. Below are some of the front porch elements you might want to refresh or upgrade. It can be inspiring to create a design that elevates the appearance of your home and brings your old porch back to life. 

House Porch Design Elements 

Ceiling and Floor 

First, check out the ceiling and floor of your porch. It’s easy to overlook them when creating a house porch design, but they set the stage for the finished look. If the ceiling has seen better days, you can sand and paint it or just have vinyl siding installed in a color that complements the rest of the décor. Wooden plank flooring often looks new again after sanding and staining, and concrete can pop with a painted stencil design. 

Gutters, Railings, and Lighting 

Gutters are a part of your home’s exterior that tends to be overlooked. Utilitarian in function, they become almost invisible over time. However, crisp, new gutters can add polish to your home’s front porch design. Do the railings on your porch still complement the home? There are so many attractive choices in railings, featuring metal, wood, or glass accents in traditional, farmhouse, and contemporary motifs. Next, update the porch lighting to set off the new railings and add charm to your renovation. 

Window Upgrades 

Windows frame the scene and accentuate a porch makeover. As a backdrop to your design choices, new windows can help pull all the elements together. Thompson Creek can replace older windows with stylish, energy-efficient windows designed in-house according to your specs. New picture windows or easy-to-clean double-hung windows stand up to the elements and will complement the rest of your improvements. 

Custom Door 

Adding a new front door is one of the best ways to jazz up a porch and increase a home’s curb appeal, and it gives you another design element to enjoy, with 16 designer colors to choose from at Thompson Creek. A new door can also include clear, opaque, or stained-glass windows and sidelights. A custom front door will increase the appeal of your entryway, and you can choose your favorite panel style and hardware, making it your creation. A brand new, custom door design will flow seamlessly with the other fashionable elements of your house and porch. 

Furnishings and Accents 

Now that you have an inspiring palette for your porch, take stock of your outdoor furnishings. Are they past their prime, or can you do some refinishing and maybe add coordinating cushions to elevate the tone? Comfortable seating should be a prime consideration, and a front porch swing might add interest and fun to the space. Occasional tables are also handy to hold snacks and hot or cold beverages, depending on the season. 

Thompson Creek’s in-house designers are happy to collaborate on new window and door features for your unique needs. To speak to one of our helpful home care representatives, contact us today.