06/21/2013 08:33 am ET Updated Aug 21, 2013

11 Ways to Get More From Your Summer Porch


Embracing easy summer living can be as simple as spending time each day on your front porch. There is something utterly relaxing about hanging out on the porch, whether it's to sip morning coffee or unwind at the end of the day -- and then there's the added perk of making your neighborhood feel warmer, friendlier and more connected. Make your porch a place you can't wait to spend time on with these 11 simple, beautiful ideas.

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