Porches are an summer house essential — they let you enjoy a sunny day in the shade, extend the seasons, and if you're lucky, they have screens to shield you from pestering bugs. Even if you don't have one, these images are a great way to imagine a relaxing summer's day...
1 A gorgeous front porch, outfitted with almost all reclaimed objects, including daybed for summer sleeping! Via Traditional Home.
2 A serene and rustic sleeping porch, via Re-Nest.
3 Front Porch With Salvaged Windows, via Re-Nest.
4 A New Zealand beach house, via Dwell.
5 A Napa Valley screened dining porch, via House Beautiful.
6 A family's multi-purpose porch, even with a bathtub-turned-lounge chair! Via Re-Nest.
7 An awesome outdoor living room, plus it'd be pretty awesome to have a porch fireplace to keep you warm on a crisp night! Via House Beautiful.
8 A light filled porch, via House Beautiful.
9 A beautifully blue classic cottage porch, via House Beautiful.
10 Nicole over at Making it Lovely is continuously upgrading her adorable porch, which features a gorgeous handpainted 'rug.' See the original here). Via Making It Lovely.
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