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.

A roof and railings supply the desired sheltering feel of a porch and make it a true transition from the indoors to the outdoors. Space-conserving furniture such as bistro chairs and a small accent table are a smart use of space. And a hanging swing is a traditional way to encourage porch sitting.
Photo By Povy Kendal Atchison