The porch now feels very solid and it's level. The board & batten is up and painted, and the new ceiling and LED light fixtures are installed. The railings are "maintenance free" plastic (yay, no more chipping, scraping or painting) and are now legal height ... which does appear more proportionate to the house.
Steve did all of the finish work himself... and he did a fabulous job! When he puts his mind to something, by golly.. he gets it done! He is now working on the stone foundation which will also be on the front porch (same stone that is on the pillar project). The stone will give it a really nice "grounded" look.
|The stone has been started around the perimeter of the porch.|
Steve even put a little "elf door" on the West side of the porch so someone can get down there if needed. The ceiling is a knotty pine which we really like. The pine lightens the porch up and really gives it an updated look and feel. The LED lights are in the ceiling and will have a dimmer installed on them shortly.
We will also be getting a new storm door for the front porch. It will be full glass (exchangeable for full screen in the summer time) with a dark green perimeter.. which should make it stand out nice against the white board & batten. The storm door is on order from Menard's. Have I mentioned that we have VIP status at Menard's?
Next will be an area rug, plants and a few decorations to give it the final finishing touch.
This house now has two great places to sit and enjoy the outside.. on the North side of the house (this front porch) and the South side of the house (covered patio). I think it's time to relax!