Ideas for Outdoor Living

Design your dream patio or porch, check out your favorite pools, or steal an idea for dress up your outdoor space.

15 Idea-Filled Patios & Porches

Life on the coast means spending more time outside than in. Create the perfect hangout with ideas from these gorgeous spaces.

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Children play in the protected shade of a covered beach porch.
Photo by Richard Leo Johnson

Stay Cool

• Limit sun exposure. Decks are great for catching rays, but an awning, an arbor, or a nearby tree will shade windows and doors, lowering indoor temps.

• Locate porches on the north side of a house for a cool respite in hot climates.

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