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.

Placing a basket at shoulder height is an aesthetic alternative to the humdrum mailbox; it also provides a convenient place to stash keys or a book you’re reading. This metal wall pocket is made from old Canadian sap buckets, once used for maple sugaring.
Photo By Povy Kendal Atchison