opinions, suggestions, ideas needed please!
I am looking at having to replace the front porch on my house. I am not thrilled about having to put those tall crib bars up, but the posts are rotting, so some structural work will probably be necessary. I am thinking about simple railings with square balusters. I want to stain them to look like cedar. I am thinking about putting stone veneer on the bottom of the posts. I would like to put stone on the wall also, or possible on the bottom of the porch (skirting and steps). Thoughts? And ideas that sound better? I like the craftsman look. Would it look wrong, in your opinion, to put stone on the wall?