What can I add as a Wind block for my entry door?

I have a tiny front stoop on a small ranch. the front door leads right into the living room - and the northwest winds come right in with guests.

What can I add as a wind barrier that won't block the view?

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  9 answers
  • Shoshana Shoshana on Mar 29, 2017
    What about adding a nice shrub below the window and next to the door? Corokias are pretty and can be colorful!
  • Barbara Adams Barbara Adams on Mar 29, 2017
    Yes bushes. Since your sidewalk curves, plant bushes along it.
  • Karen Dunnam Karen Dunnam on Mar 30, 2017
    Let's start by making your stoop into more of a porch.
    I went looking for a portico to 'shop onto your house, with no good results yet. In my house, I placed a hall tree and narrow bookcase next to the front door, with a wider entertainment center backing up to them. It was that or build an interior wall. (I'd share a pic but someone will beat me up about "clutter.")
  • Ljgordon Ljgordon on Mar 30, 2017
    If you put the storm door to open on the other side, would that block the wind?
  • C C on Mar 31, 2017
    Landscaping will not only help block the wind but also improve the curb appeal of your home.
  • Goldrushgal Goldrushgal on Mar 31, 2017
    I put a metal trellis along my porch and have jasmine covering it, smells good, grows quickly and breaks the wind. Any vine that grows well in your area would work. You could put a trellis in the ground on both sides of your porch or a pergola over it and grow an evergreen vine.

  • Nancy Oden Nancy Oden on Apr 01, 2017
    i love a lot of these ideas..and i think it depends alot on budget...the idea of a metal trellis with a vine over it...def be more budget friendly and can be beautiful..i also have trellis fence covered with jasmine...but the porches and pergolas would also be beautiful and effective..even a nice little mud room...added on could be a great asset and affordable if you can diy especially..good luck!!
  • Dixie Dixie on Apr 01, 2017
    If the problem winds always blow from the same direction, try having it open on the other side. That way, the wind will be "closing" the door, rather than opening it!
  • Susan Susan on Jun 10, 2017
    When I built my house I was tired of the problem you are having--all my front entries were directly opening into our living rooms. So I asked the builder to add a small 6'H wall to the entryway that successfully stops the cold or hot air from coming directly into my living room. It also keeps strangers at my door from seeing in to know if I am alone in my house or not. I am not happier with this decision. If you could add a wall or even a heavy divider, like maybe taking a few old doors from a restore and hinging them together for a divider, this would effectively keep the wind from blowing directly into your living area. Good luck.
    • Kate Pepin Kate Pepin on Jun 10, 2017
      I have a deck planned to enlarge the front entry, but city ordinance prevent me from building anything else. I started grape vines with the intent of trellising them to block wind. Thanks for all you ideas!
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