Front Door Canopy Ideas — 7 Elegant Alternatives to Porches

front door canopy ideas - exterior of extension with front door canopy to match zinc roof
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Front door canopy ideas are often considered to be exclusive to period of cottage-style homes. However, the benefits of having this covering above your front door mean many contemporary homes are beginning to reclaim the style in a sleek and modern way. 

Door canopies add a final flourish to a home design and front door ideas, giving depth and detail to an entrance and signalling that the comfort of visitors (and of inhabitants looking for keys in the rain) has been well-considered. 

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.