Welcome Home: Reviving the Front Porch, From the Wraparound to the Stoop

Appreciation for the front porch, the home's connection to the community, is back. Whether your home has a small stoop or a Victorian wraparound, here's how to make it warm and welcoming.

The large porch almost requires a hammock. If the porch is not oriented to prevailing breezes (or if you live in a steamy climate), consider a ceiling fan or provide its low-tech alternative—the hand-operated, bamboo variety.
Photo By Povy Kendal Atchison