Ranch home style first appeared in the 1920s and often have a single-story floor plan with an asymmetrical L- or U-shaped layout. Many Ranch home style do not have a porch, or if they do it may be small with only a small area immediately before the front door. But a Ranch home style offers several interesting ideas for a front porch. Because the floor space tends to be limited in a Ranch home style, it is to the homeowner’s advantage to create a useful as well as aesthetically pleasing porch. For example, if you have an existing porch but it is small, adding a patio may be the most practical solution. This addition won’t require you to change the architecture of your existing porch but will add more square footage to the area. Brick pavers can help accent the brick façade that is common in Ranch homes.