I have looked at a lot of covered porch designs over the past few days, but I actually have not come across one with stone accents until now. I was thrilled to find this because it has been hard to find any covered patio designs specifically designed with stone exteriors in mind. Most are for those quaint Southern style porches on brick or hardboard siding house which, in my opinion, have a very distinct look to them. A look that doesn't really blend well with multicolored stone like we have. I really love the patio design ideas they used here because they are inspired by the multicolored hues found within the stone siding and, rather than trying to neutralize it, they definitely celebrate the overall look.
This gorgeous cottage style covered porch is such an inspiration for exactly what I want to achieve at our house. I am a sucker for any sort of rustic or quaint style so this porch design is totally up my alley. In fact, I may just use this first picture as my "goal photo" and basically mimic everything that they included down to the indigo throw pillows on the large rocking chairs. The one thing that I think that I would change for our house is the color of the panelling on the ceiling. Now make no mistake, I adore any and all covered patio ideas with a bead board ceiling, but usually I prefer it in a lighter color like white or traditional haint blue to keep things light and airy. Just my two cents though.
Can you believe the size of this covered porch, I thought it was the main living area of the home until I looked closer and saw the three-season doors! The amazing and luxurious screened in porch designs that you find searching for simple renovation ideas on here never cease to astound me. I am so used to our little house and hour little neighborhood that I sometimes forget about how lavishly other people live. Even though we certainly don't have the room for a porch like this (I think it is probably half the square footage of our home), I would like to take some ideas from here and try to replicate them at our place. Previously, I had thought to install more temporary patio cover ideas that I had seen, but now I believe that we will just build a full roof. Go big or go home, ya know?
My entire life (well as long as I can remember) I have dreamed of having a home with a wrap around covered porch to relax in a rocking chair with a class of tea (or wine) at the end of the day. Now that we are actually building a home from the ground up, I have been spending a lot of time browsing through front porch designs to try to figure out exactly what I want (because it is for sure happening). I have looked at everything from ultra southern homes with glorious multiple stories of porches to super contemporary architecture with a very minimalist patio or two added on. Of all of the porch and deck ideas that I have looked at, this home is by far my favorite and what I am taking to the builder for him to base our design off of. I love the huge amounts of outdoor living space that the porch creates and I love the quaint architectural detailing that they used.
I don't think that there is anything better in this world than cozying up on a covered porch with a thick blanket and cup of warm coffee on a cool fall morning. At least in my opinion. You can probably tell that this is the way I feel based on the patio ideas we chose for the lower level of our deck. I wanted it to be a very functional space that would allow plenty of room for entertaining, but also some little hidden nooks that you could cuddle up with a book or hide away with a friend for a good conversation. We have gotten so many compliments on our outdoor covered patio over the past couple months after it was completed, and I know that we are going to get so much use out of it in years to come!
The one thing that my husband wanted at our next house was a covered porch because he says that he wants to sit side by side in rocking chairs together every evening and just enjoy the sunset. The hopeless romantic in me swooned over this comment and immediately set out to figure out how to make the front porch ideas of his dreams become a reality. Here is a quick glimpse of the design that I completed, shown through just a few photos. First and foremost, I knew that we wanted black rocking chairs like my grandparents have at their farmhouse back in Kentucky. In addition to that, we wanted a tin porch roof design that would make the sound of the rain just pop in that quaint country way that you only find in these humid Southern towns. Beyond that, I just added some greenery and colorful planters, and called it perfection!