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How to Spruce Up a Back Porch

See how a bare back porch came alive in the pages of HGTV Magazine with the addition of color, color, and more color!

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Pump Up the Porch

Head over to Hooper and Read Patterson’s house in Wilmington, N.C., and chances are you’ll find the family of five hanging out on their back porch. That’s because Hooper, an interior designer and blogger (Birds of a Feather), turned the once-empty space into the home’s go-to spot. "I didn’t want the back porch to feel like an afterthought," she says.

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