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.

Give your friends and neighbors a beautiful way to announce themselves; a chime is less jarring than an electric doorbell. This American Arts and Crafts chime from Woodstock Percussion in Shoken, New York, has been tuned using the ancient Greek “golden ratio,” which can be found throughout nature and in Arts and Crafts style architecture. The kiln-fired glass windcatcher, handcrafted in a small studio in Johannesburg, South Africa, is distributed through Trade plus Aid, an international fair-trade organization committed to helping some of the world’s poorest communities through sustainable crafts projects (www.tradeplusaid.com).
Photo By Povy Kendal Atchison