The Best Investment for Your Front Porch…a Swing.

Okay…this may seem like a far reaching over reaction…but one of the best  investments for your front porch is a swing. Stay with me.  I grew up with a porch swing and while we laughed, carried on, and swung too high…we also cried, talked, and got to the bottom of a multitude of dilemmas right there on that swing. 

I never understood if it was the motion that relaxed the spirit, or the fact that you weren’t facing the other person that allows you to let it go.  Literally.  And we did.  

As I got older, I rocked my babies on that same porch swing alongside whomever wanted to share the space.  The swing invites company without you even asking for it…in a really sweet, good way.  As those same babies got bigger, they would tell me things on that swing that felt harder in the confines of the house.  Looking straight ahead, in motion, their secrets flowed out with ease.  And I listened.  Quietly absorbing all that is them in this fleeting moment of their childhood.  


porch swing

Clearly, we are huge porch swing fans.  There are a multitude of reasons, but none quite so impactful as the time with people we love.  Here are a few:


Many swings are a beautiful! With custom sizes, chain ideas, and cushion choices a porch swing isn’t just for backyard anymore .  They are reminiscent of lazy days on a sprawling porch.  Good vibes.  

Comfort is Key:

Porch swings are a statement  piece that also  provides comfortable  seating.

Family in the Front:

If you’re like many homeowners, your family is drawn to the front of the house. Maybe it’s to see what the neighbors are doing or to watch kids ride bikes in the driveway. Whatever the reason, life  happens in the front. However, so many designs only allow for seating on the back of the house. This leaves many front porches vacant and lifeless.  A  comfy swing on the front porch will be the draw to the front…which is where your community lives.  

Here at brick&batten, we would love to partner with you on a front porch design with a porch swing. Working with Magnolia Porch Swings, we carry the best on the market.  They combine style, quality, and function and look beautiful doing it.  BOOM!  Let’s get started.