Like your front door, your front porch is an important part of curb appeal. It is the first part of your home that your visitors will see, and should match the overall style of your home, so there are about as many different styles of front porches as there are design and architectural styles. Perfect for summer entertaining or lounging outside with a great book and an even better cocktail, the porch is one of the most Southern of all home design features. There’s nothing more romantic in the summertime than sipping lemonade on the front porch. Originally designed as areas for cooling off during the heat of the day, porches today are areas for relaxation and entertaining.