New Porch for Limoncello

Our house is approaching 30 years old and since all of the wood on it was pine, well, it was no bueno.

Rotted no bueno.

We had one hell of a house repair situation going on.

First we replaced all of our pine trim with a product called LP Smartside.  We picked this option because we knew we wanted something that was going to resist rot and yet maintained a wood look.

As we looked to the porch we had larger issues.  This was the before picture.

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It was lovely and scrolly. The builder only put one support on the corner and that support post was 3/4 rotted. It was also bowing on both sides due to no support underneath.

So off it came. All of it under the roof including the header which is still pictured here because, yep, it was rotted too.

porch torn off

 

This gave us an opportunity to do something different. And by that I mean scour Pinterest for inspiration. After finding the right posts and the perfect person to do the job, this is how it ended up.

Porch Makeover.  Door is SW June Day.

Porch Makeover

Porch Makeover

 

No, your eyes aren’t playing tricks, yes we had our house painted too and YES that is a YELLOW DOOR.

I’m pretty much in love.

So come on by. Limoncello is on ice and ready.

 

 

 

 

 

17 thoughts on “New Porch for Limoncello

  1. I have had the pleasure of selling this awesome home three times including the vacant lot to the first owner, Steve Wiercioch who designed and built it as his bachelor pad. You have a done an incredible job on it and I have no doubt that Mr. Wiercioch would be thrilled to see what you have done with his first home. Though I have always admired the unique fireplace with oversize mantel and the rear staircase, there is no doubt that your new front porch will be considered the crown jewel by all who come to visit. GREAT job Jen and Scott!

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