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From the Back Cover

Porches might be all about relaxing, but they also have great power: to transform the appearance of a house, to expand a home's living space, and to put you at ease. However, adding or updating a porch should not intimidate you. The Porch Book will sharpen your ability to plan, deepen your understanding of construction, and raise your confidence as a savvy consumer. Through this book, you'll discover the satisfaction of an inviting porch and the inspiration to create it.

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The iconic BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS brand is one of America's most trusted sources for information on cooking, gardening, home improvement, home design, decorating, and crafting. Today, the brand encompasses books, magazines, and digital media.
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Product Details

  • Series: Better Homes and Gardens Home (Book 34)
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Better Homes & Gardens; 1 edition (November 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470948523
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470948521
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.5 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #446,808 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I liked this book so much when I saw it in the book store, that I bought it there instead of waiting to order it on Amazon.com, where I knew I could get it for less. I could not put the book down once I started reading it at home, and didn't stop until I had read pretty much the whole thing.

I hope to have a house some day, and my main criteria is that it have a front porch. So many houses do not have porches nowadays. This book shows before and after photos of houses that were greatly improved by the addition of a porch or covered entryway. More than this, it focuses on style elements and details of different architectural styles, such as Colonial, Farmhouse, Victorian, etc. The book emphasizes staying true to the architectural style of the home, or to the look for the home that you are trying to achieve. There is also good information on building materials and practices.

As a student in Architectural Computer Aided design, I am very happy to have it now in my reference library. I would like to be involved with home renovations someday and will look to this book for tips and inspiration. By the title and cover picture, one might think it is just another how-to book, or some light decorating ideas book. It is really much more than that.

I really like this book!
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Great book. Aside from porches, there is a great explanation of each architectural style. It is informative and an easy read.
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By ktw on August 18, 2015
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Pictures of porches - not very specific in the design requirements
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Very nice!!
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excellent
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