Porches We Love From HGTV Fans

Garden design and landscaping — and hardscaping — don't have to start at ground level. From primitive country to zany color, these porches greet the world with a sense of style.

Coastal Comfort

This soothing porch begs for relaxed summer living. Design by HGTV fan eddie rider.

Painted Rug

A delightful painted "rug" welcomes visitors to this 10' x 40' porch. A movie screen at one end helps provide nighttime entertainment. Design by HGTV fan Valeriemissouri.

Soothing Sounds

The sound of bubbling water provides the background music for morning coffee on this pleasant porch. Design by HGTV fan Xinex.

Simple and Serene

HGTV fan Spincycle 421 says this screened porch at their home in Wisconsin gets used rain or shine. Faux wicker furniture has saved annual touchup painting of the real thing.

Color Explosion

Exuberant is the only way to describe this porch and side entrance where the railings, window boxes and walkways are as colorful as the roses, hibiscus, geraniums and heuchera. Design by HGTV fan Brady.

Curb Appeal

HGTV fan Sophia06 and her husband began creating this urban front-porch garden four years ago and then reluctantly had to move. "The good thing is this curb appeal helped to attract buyers to our home and we ended up with 19 offers in three days," she writes.

Gingerbread Balconies

This two-story cottage boasts three porches, and HGTV fan Periwinklecottage says "there is still more gingerbread to come." The top balcony offers a view of the village and park. An old porcelain stove on the lower front porch serves as a potting bench and storage place.

All Eyes on the Floor

The checkerboard pattern adds a fresh, bright look to this stylish country porch. Design by HGTV fan wrightx4

Ready for Company

Wide steps, flanked by beautiful container plantings, lead to a welcoming porch. Deisgn by HGTV fan dennym

Summery Hangout

Artfully simple decor makes the most of this very relaxing 7' x 14' screened porch. Design by HGTV fan ladyofshallot.

Fun and Colorful

Design by HGTV fan Santamaker reupholstered a couple of old chairs to put the finishing touches on this French country porch.

Trash to Treasure

Design by HGTV fan MIKEBOLEN found a discarded window and hung it at the end of the porch to provide a little privacy from the street. He also replaced the panes on another old window with mirror tiles and used it to dress up a blank wall of the porch.