Happy May! Can you believe it is already MAY?!!! Oh my goodness, where does the time go?
This weekend in Kentucky, the weather was spectacular!! We got a lot of work done on our new front porch! I cannot WAIT to get this project finished because we have been wanting to do it since we first moved in this house four years ago.
Here is our house the day we bought it…
We built an addition three years ago, and this is what our house has looked like for the past year since we painted the brick (Notice we never painted the chimney because we knew it would eventually be torn down.)
To this point, our house has always looked like a ranch with an addition stuck on the side. Because….well….that is what it is. :)
Our plan is to build a front porch with a gabled roof, sort of like the two pictures below…
The only difference is that we are building our porch out a little, with some actual living space, so it will be wrapped in the same hardy board siding as our addition to match. Building the porch out will also provide us with an entry way and mudroom. We will also be adding two gorgeous front doors to the porch.
Sort of like these….
I am super, super excited!!! I can’t wait to have a pretty porch to decorate around the holidays!
Speaking of front porches, here is a post I wrote for ebay about 5 Simple Ways to Freshen Up Your Front Porch!