While I really like the big two-story porches in Low Country homes and extended wraparound porches on farmhouses, their smaller counterparts hold just as much charm. You don’t need tens of thousands of square feet to make an enchanting and welcoming porch. Provided that you’ve got a place to sit a porch of any size is an excellent covered outdoor space you will love from spring through autumn. Here’s a look at some small porches that include kilometers of charm and amazing livable space.
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This tiny porch and its pediment give this house loads of charm charm. From the Chippendale railings to the comfy rockers, a welcoming entrance where you will want to stay awhile is clear.
This pediment provides just enough room for this tiny entry porch. It doesn’t provide quite enough room for rockers, therefore cleverly buit-in benches offer a cozy spot for appreciating the country scenery.
New urbanism embraces the fantastic conservative front porch as a component that promotes community interaction. There is plenty of room here in order to wave your neighbors over to join you for a few sweet tea.
Artistic Designs for Living, Tineke Triggs
This California home unites several architectural styles, and the front porch gives it a dose of All-American style.
Texas Construction Company
This back porch has room enough for a porch swing, which will be all the porch furniture it needs.
Debra Campbell Design
Get the most out of a long, narrow porch using either finish for larger pieces of furniture.
This facet porch’s roof is metal, so making a great spot to sit down and revel in the noise of the rain while staying dry.
Around the corner of the same house, another small porch creates a secure entryway.
The porch’s roofline extends and wraps round the corner to the side porch. This is a cleverly executed vernacular detail that gives a farmhouse feel to your own home.
Tongue & Groove
A big, open pediment creates a shallow porch, gives a searchable feeling of entrance and enriches the Craftsman style of the home.
LLC, Woodburn & Company Landscape Architecture
This beautiful shingle-style home’s small porch allows the owners to sit for a spell and admire their gardens.
Who wants lots of square footage whenever you’ve got a view from a sunporch similar to this?
Smith & Vansant Architects PC
If your tiny porch has the room, a pair of rockers is all you need to give you the full porch experience.
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