The best time to be on the front porch is late summer/early fall. I decided to repaint the floor, which was not in bad shape, but the new paint sure brightened things up. Then we added some inexpensive area carpets to make it a little more cozy. Finally, we had a receptacle installed. It's nice having power on the porch. We bought a small art glass lamp for the table. Looking forward to hanging some Halloween lights in the windows, and then having a second Christmas tree out here.