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8 Social Front Yard Ideas

That’s right, you heard it here first, our 2023 trend we think EVERYONE should get on board with is….The Front Yard Hangout! It can be as small and quaint or as big and extravagant as you like. The key is, to get out into the front and get to know your neighbors again! You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the impromptu drop bys, and shared drinks with old and new friends alike. 

Here are some ideas to get you on the way to sitting out front and cheersing with the neighbors once more!

1. Open Decking

Whether this is a separate area or an extension, it creates that additional space for a table & chairs or a set of comfy benches. Check out these simple but effective options:

2. Front Porch Addition 

Add some dimension, with a front porch. Not only will this give you a additional covered space to enjoy even a stormy evening, but it is bound to be a talking point of the neighborhood!

front porch addition

Complete front porch redesign as seen on

3. Rock Scape Patios

If you’ve got an undulating front yard with a drainage issue (…like our very own Broker on Golfview!), a rock scape might be the perfect option for you. 

4. Firepit Focal Point

We’ve seen more and more of these popping up in the front yards as focal points, especially for those with more space in the front than back. In fact – it’s a GREAT option for corner lots! 

5. Start with a bench!

If you feel like your front yard just doesn’t have the room for a new feature, start with a bench! Even the smallest of front yards can afford to do it – and you never know, there might be more space than you first thought.

This beautiful bench, pergola combination is just the trick for a small space.

6. Patio with Seating!

The key after creating that gorgeous flagstone patio is… the furniture! Without seats, tables, benches.. How will you invite people over? … To stand?

Simple seating option on satellite patio

Patio furniture set completes this inviting courtyard look.

7. Upgrade your Porch

If you’ve already got that idyllic deep front porch with plenty of room for hanging chairs, or that bench swing you’ve always dreamed of… upgrade with fans, finished tongue and groove, light fixtures, it will make a world of difference!

Stunning stained ceiling adds that warm and cozy vibe to the front porch hangout.

These beautiful built in benches make this front porch even more functionable.

Finishing touches make this a bright and inviting front porch. Plank & Pillow Porch Ideas

Here are some great blogs for more fantastic ideas for revamping your front porch..

7 Best Porch Ceiling Ideas

Inventive Front Porch Ideas – Bob Vila

8. Lighting

Make happy hour last longer with plenty of outdoor lighting. From solar balls to lanterns, there are plenty of options to keep the party going!


And there you have it, your Front Yard Hangout starter pack… time to get busy!

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