As you can see I want to turn the porch into a Craftsman Style porch. I like the columns with stone on the bottom, the tapered wood on the top, and the railing in between.
Our porch is much smaller so we'll have fewer columns, but the idea is the same.
So all the white siding and windows will be gone, but the stone foundation & roof are staying. I do like the idea of a screened-in porch, but I don't want it to look a traditional screened in porch. So after we put up the columns and railings the plan is to put some screening up behind it all and a new screen door. I also want to spray paint the railings because I'm not a fan of the brown.
The plan is to do this at the end of March & beginning of April because that is my Spring Break so I have many days off in a row to work and work. My oldest brother gave us a few days of work as my Christmas present so we'll have a bigger, more experienced work crew for those days.
You might have noticed that the above inspiration houses have dark blue siding. One day when we are done redoing the inside of the house I want to redo the siding in navy and redo the roof with silver colored metal roofing.
This house is still being built, but eventually it'll have a Craftsman style porch as well. I LOVE this shade of navy with white trim:
And here's what I mean by silver colored metal roofing:
Want to know more about why I want our current porch basically knocked down? Here, look:
|Why yes, this porch IS carpeted!|
Uck. It's gross. Even with a deep cleaning, it's still a carpeted mess. Here's to hoping there's cement under that carpet! That's a discovery for next weekend.