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What are some good designs for a small front porch?

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Good designs for a small porch include one with steps with open risers and another that is level with the pavement and features rustic woodwork. Another porch is raised on a fieldstone platform and features a red door with one sidelight in the midst of navy blue cladding.

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The first porch also has a simple wood and metal railing. Three tall sash windows face front while the blue-painted door is to the left. Potted plants soften the severe angles of the porch. The rustic porch belongs to an equally rustic playhouse. A single, round-shaded lamp hangs on one side of the door, and a window is on the other side. Again, potted plants, a garden chair painted light blue and wind chimes soften the effect.

The roof of the porch with the red door is supported by three simple white-painted columns, and the fieldstone is replicated in the one step that leads to the porch and the straight path that leads to the step.

Another porch is accessed both by concrete steps and a ramp. There is enough room on this porch for a seating area and a small tree in a large pot. A multi-paned bay window breaks up the brown shakes of the facade.

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