Front Porch Ideas: Inspiration & Guidance for Your Build

March 5, 2021
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Looking for front porch ideas to inspire a new or renovated porch project? You’ve come to the right place.

Before you build, it’s important to get a sense of:

  • Design: What design and aesthetic options fit your home.
  • Cost: How to budget your porch project.
  • Materials: Which porch materials are right for your build.

Grab a chair (or settle into your glider) and kick back — we’ll cover it all.

Step 1: Explore the Benefits of Investing in a Fresh Front Porch

Front porch ideas featuring ranch-style home with white column wraps

Wondering if adding a front porch to your home is worth the cost and effort? A front porch can be a good investment, especially if you use high-quality, durable materials that will look beautiful for years to come. Adding a front porch can offer you several benefits that can make the project well worth it, such as:

  • Elevates your home’s value.
  • Unifies the overall look and feel of your home.
  • Extends your living space.
  • And more.

Step 2: Get the Right Front Porch Ideas for Your Home Design

As one of the first things your neighbors see when they look at your home, a front porch is a key aesthetic element that can also boost your home’s resale value.

To make sure your porch has some serious curb appeal, choose design elements that align with the architectural style or the overall feel of your home.

Front porch ideas Coastal Living home with AZEK Trim & Moulding

For New Porches

Whether your home is a Craftsman, colonial, or farmhouse-style build — or something totally different — your porch should be visually integrated for one seamless effect. Get front porch ideas on combining elements like porch board colors, railing, and more for a uniquely-you front porch.

Front Porch Ideas for Craftsman-Style Home

For a Porch Remodel

Explore design ideas inspired by the style of your home, with an eye for the kind of functional goals you have for the space. Get your creativity flowing with these front porch ideas as you plan your ideal porch project.

Step 3: Determine Your Porch Must-Haves to Build Your Budget


Once you have the style and design inspiration you need — whether for a remodel or new build — you’re ready to think through the details.

As you plan the budget for your porch project, you’ll want to consider:

  • The available space (square footage) for your porch.
  • Desired porch functions: Do you want a cozy reading nook, or a go-to gathering place? A little bit of both?
  • The architectural style of your home.
  • The add-ons that complete the space: Elements like railing and outdoor lighting tie together the look of your porch (get a more detailed look in Step 4!)

Step 4: Find the Front Porch Materials You Need

Front porch made from TimberTech AZEK Vintage Collection Porch in Mahogany at dusk

Now that you’ve thought through the design and planning elements, you’re ready to get into the materials that will help you realize a truly polished porch.

Choosing low-maintenance, high-style materials from TimberTech® and AZEK® Exteriors means you lock in enduring beauty that can stand up to the elements — and will keep your porch stunning the neighbors long after you finish the project.

Explore materials like:

  • TimberTech® Porch: Made from supremely moisture-resistant capped polymer.
  • AZEK® Moulding and Trim: Choose from white PVC finishes or those compatible with PaintPro®.
  • Column wraps: Made from crisp white PVC, AZEK column wraps deliver a clean look and can also be matched to the stair risers or skirting on your deck or porch.
  • And more.

With the right front porch ideas to inspire and guide you, combined with the right materials to deliver enduring beauty, you’re ready to transform your porch — and therefore, your home.

See & Feel the TimberTech Advantage

Our capped polymer and capped composite decking lines combine recycled material with all the beauty of traditional wood.

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