65+ Inspiring Ways to Update Your Porch Grab a drink and a book and make your outdoor space your favorite escape.

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Situated on a narrow peninsula, this South Carolina lake house boasts three-sided lake views best taken in from the patio surrounding the property's stone-encased fire pit. The cranberry Adirondack rockers echo the trim on the home's exterior, a color chosen by cabin architect Keith Summerour to offset the cedar shingles.

Grab a drink and a book and make your outdoor space your favorite escape.


All this renovated New York home's expansive porch needed to take it from scary to airy was new flooring and a fresh coat of paint. Inspired by a superstition that a light blue ceiling would repel bees, the owner painted it a soft blue-green shade.

This wicker chairs on this beach house's porch — nabbed at a rummage sale for $10 each — got a quick update from Kmart cushions.

Adirondack chairs and midcentury bentwood seating, as well as a coffee table crafted by a local artisan, furnish this summer cabin's deck. The blue-and-white pillows are from Restoration Hardware.

Colorful Adirondack chairs from Charleston Gardens brighten this beach house's terrace.



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