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I would also remove the out of date planter. It really boxes in the front porch. No point in trying to incorporate it; remove it and enjoy a nice, open deck/patio. It will boost the curb appeal tremendously!
A chisel and hammer is all it takes.
Thanks for the suggestions! I can visualize this completely!
Lift the height of the deck to match the steps to front door, or deck out as normal and incorporate raised seating using the front of Planter as back of seating!
I would remove the planter cause it comes out further than the entrance concrete slab (towards the first step) and is higher also than the entrance slab. I would take a sledge hammer to it and remove it.
Second option would be to lower the top of the planter to just below the level of the entrance slab. You could use a masons chisel and small sledge hammer. You could then make a 2x4: wooden frame that would fit inside the remainder of the planter, and then add treated decking boards across to the end point. You will have to build a second support tower under that end point,,,, could be concrete blocks or a sonotube with concrete and anchors.