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19 Carports That Are Actually Attractive

Carports get a bad reputation, but these porte-cocheres and carports incorporate style with design for Pinterest-perfect curb appeal. If you're looking to update your carport, check out these driveways first for inspiration.

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Photo: Brain Mihealsick. From: Matt Fajkus Architecture.

Carport Designs With Major Curb Appeal

If you need more covered parking spots on your property but don’t have the budget to build a garage, a carport could be a great solution. Carports are affordable to construct and typically require few or no permits. While a carport will keep your vehicle protected from the elements, it won’t provide much security since it’s not fully enclosed.

Carports can be either attached to the house or a freestanding structure. Ready-made carport kits are inexpensive and easy to install as a DIY project, but if you’re looking for something with more style, consider a custom carport design that complements your home’s architecture. A sleek metal-and-wood carport adds an eye-catching exterior element to this ultra-modern residence designed by Matt Fajkus Architecture. Browse through our gallery to see more stylish carport ideas to suit every type of home.

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Photo: Kappion

Industrial-Style Carport

This industrial-style carport from Kappion blends seamlessly into the home with minimal design and ochre beams that mimic the color palette found in the home's brick.

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Photo: EverLog Systems

Rustic Timber Porte-Cochere

Carports are typically added to the side of a home, but this porte-cochere from EverLog Systems creates a grand entrance right in front. The timber also mimics the rustic chateau design of the home.

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Photo: MoreSun Timber Frames

Pergola-Inspired Carport

This porte-cochere from MoreSun Timber Frames features a wooden structure that looks more like a pergola than a carport. The design is perfect for the homeowner who needs a place to park but also wants a bonus outdoor space for summer entertaining.

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