FRONT PORCH! Most important "CURB APPEAL" and a mystery still

We built our our house and all is lovely. ESPECIALLY the BRIDGE/Walkway to the FRONT DOOR. Lovely canopy of oaks over it. BUT we have NEVER figured out HOW TO DO THE GABLE and front porch best! Too wide for the arches they sell some places. This would be a GORGEOUS project to show on your site, it really would. And add VALUE to ANY house to get that extra fabulous CURB APPEAL!

Kathy. Longtime fan :-)

q front porch most important curb appeal and a mystery still
q front porch most important curb appeal and a mystery still
q front porch most important curb appeal and a mystery still
  8 answers
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on May 20, 2018
    I would put some plants in the wider space and on the porch. You could put some taller plants, like palms, fake or real by the door at the wide side. They have window boxes that go over the type of fencing you have along the walkway by being split in the middle. They would look great on the wide part of the bridge and where the porch starts and along the one side of the porch. Put some colorful pots of flowers here and there to fill in. A small seating area on the porch would be great for watching the birds and wildlife while having coffee or a cocktail.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on May 20, 2018
    Have you thought of a Pergola made of Rustic or Painted Timber..?

  • Beth Beth on May 20, 2018
    Agreeing with Nancy...3-4' colorful planters by the door, then stepping down to 2-3' planters in front of those. Make the container AND the plants colorful. A bench at the widest part of the bridge under the tree and, as Nancy suggested, a planter box on the railing across from it on the other wide part with more plants below. Also, add an indoor-outdoor runner down the length. Whip-stitch several together (with plain dental floss on the back side) if you can't find one long enough.

  • STL STL on May 21, 2018
    Paint that gorgeous door a bold color as a focal point!!!!!

  • Brenda Brenda on May 21, 2018
    Bold colored pots with flowers. Possibly a colorful rug between benches.

  • Melbrooks Melbrooks on May 21, 2018
    I love your entryway! (Cute dog,too!)
    I think the gable would look good with beams, maybe 2 from each side, criss-crossed and painted a bold trim color. Sort of what you'd see on modern post and beam lodges, porches, etc but modern not rustic. As much as I think a painted door would look great, I think I'd hate to paint that beautiful door. Maybe paint the frame around it to show it off and draw the eye toward it. If you did windowboxes with coordinating color flowers either on the window or behind the benches it would really tie it all together.

  • S S on May 21, 2018
    Leave the door or stain it a darker color and paint the alcove a deeper shade of you base paint. I think that a little color dimension is all it needs! Love it!

  • SusieQ SusieQ on May 21, 2018
    Bright colored cushions on the benches