Nothing will transform the front of your home like a portico as part of a stately front porch. It’s difficult to imagine what this home looked like without this portico. A front porch serves a couple different functions. It’s a great way to add curb appeal and enjoy the sights and sounds of your front yard. It also serves the practical purpose of keeping you dry as you fold up your umbrella or remove your shoes. Notice the wide stone steps leading to the spectacular front walkway.