This covered porch mixes a warm cedar plank ceiling with metal corrugated siding to create a welcoming entrance and good place to relax.
The simple covered porch continues with the rustic design of the home's exterior. The wood awning also incorporates a rainwater collection system to catch 100 percent of the home's potable water.
A long window box lightens the rustic mood on the back porch. The leather and wood furniture are full of saloon-style charm beneath the wood-paneled ceiling.
Streamlined outdoor furniture is paired with a glass-top table for this second-story living area that overlooks a pool below.
A covered porch is accented by custom exterior lights and opens directly onto the large swimming pool.
A comfortable covered porch stretches the length of the pool cabana and is a favorite with guests.
Multiple covered porches give way to paths that wander through beautifully landscaped gardens. To up the outdoor entertaining potential even more, there's also an outdoor kitchen.
Grab an iced tea and spend an easy afternoon right here on the porch swing.
From under the cool shade of this covered porch, take in the sweeping views of Kauai's Kohola Point.
The covered porch has a stone-clad outdoor fireplace, a must for ocean breezes and chilly Maine evenings.
A pair of French doors in this bright blue home lead to a covered porch with seating for two.
A long covered porch makes a sheltered, shady spot for an outdoor sitting area. Woven chairs are a durable and attractive choice.
A covered porch leads to a hot tub at one end, perfectly positioned to take advantage of the panoramic lake and mountain views.
A lovely paver walkway leads the way through a nicely manicured front yard to a large covered porch on this pretty farmhouse style home.
The long expanse of covered porches is broken up by tasteful placement of furniture. Here, a wooden cabinet is a platform for a wide bowl.
Enjoy a swim without the heat beating down: The large swimming pool is located on a covered porch, enclosed by screens and with a teak ceiling.
To make outdoor entertaining a breeze (literally!), the kitchen and living areas both feature sliding glass doors that connect the rooms with an adjacent covered porch.
A wide covered porch stretches the length of the house, with sliding glass door access at several different points and ceiling fans to keep the breezes flowing.