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There is no doubt the front porch will continue to be a building trend in 2012. Front porches are popular on new homes and are being added to existing homes. People feel a need to connect with their neighbors and create community, especially as they move to urban areas.

Large porches extend living space to the outdoors, too. People have meals on the porch or just hang out in a comfy rocker and invite passing neighbors to join them.

Depending on your locale, you may need to screen your porch in to protect yourself from insects. A porch may or may not be covered. Some serve the homeowners year round.

Read full article here… and learn more about styles of porches.

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