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Dogtrot homes usually featured porches that ran the length of the home, and this one is no exception. The screened-in space serves many purposes: mudroom, entertaining hub, and nap destination. "You can always find someone relaxing in the willow daybed swing or a rocking chair," Debra says. Atlanta craftsman Kevin Scanlon (312-287-9828) built a number of the repurposed pieces, including the table.
You can add a spacious, airy outdoor porch to your home. We’ll show you everything you need to complete the project yourself, including how to frame the porch, attach it to your house and all of the finishing details. Sure, it’ll take a lot of time and work, but once it’s done, you can beat the bugs and spend more time outdoors during the summer.