Just look at this little porch...this (what looks like a) cottage-y little house, all cozy and personal. The inside opens to the outside. I like this. Pure. Simple. And big enough for one, and some visitors. I could live in a little house like this very happily. Hmmm, this porch might work at my back door.
This photo is from www.serenaryder.com ...nah that's not me sitting on the porch playing the guitar, just in case you thought it was.