Ceiling fans on a paneled ceiling can be functional and complete the look of a screened-in porch. For this fireside porch, Atlanta Decking and Fence also added extra details such as recessed lighting, curtains and molding.
Black steel pickets contrast with the pressure-treated pine selected for a set of stairs extending from a screened back porch to the yard. Innovative Construction, based in Roswell, Ga., designed the outdoor living space and stairs.
A terrarium made from old windows and architectural elements is a great place to display holiday greenery, a nativity, ornaments, plants or outdoor candles. Home decor blogger Amy Buchanan of AttaGirlSays also clipped greenery and holly berries from her yard for this terrarium on her front porch, which contributes to the rustic style with vintage appeal. When working with old windows and painted wood, be sure to test for lead paint, Buchanan says.
Warm wood paneling covers the ceiling and walls of this eclectic porch. An intricate bronze chandelier and striking dining set give off an Old World vibe, and colorful tile flooring adds a fun pop of interest to the design.
The look of the porch is transformed with fresh white paint, khaki trim, painted concrete floors and a ceiling fan in a more classic design. But the star of the new porch is the set of twin chair swings — Ben's custom take on the traditional Southern porch swing. Each is a variation on the familiar Adirondack chair design, and they were handmade by Ben using reclaimed wood from demo of one of the home's interior walls.
This streamlined porch area features many structural details to create a visually interesting entrance to the HGTV Dream Home 2014. A tile path leads to a light wood door flanked by large windows, which opens up the space for a welcoming feel.
Well-presented gifts are sure to get everyone in the Christmas spirit. Represent the excitement of the holidays right outside your front door with a wooden gift-box sculpture. Pick up several wooden boxes from the craft store, then paint them with latex paint in your desired holiday color scheme. Cluster them together with screws or small clamps, then dress them up with ribbon. Add a picture hanger to the back, then place it on an outside wall or door.