opinions, suggestions, ideas needed please!

kindred_nyMarch 2, 2014

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?

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Something similar to this

    Bookmark   March 2, 2014 at 3:58PM
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With this mixed.

    Bookmark   March 2, 2014 at 4:00PM
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Opinions? You asked for opinions? Why, "opinions" is my middle name!

I like the front of your house and the first thing I thought when I looked at your picture was . But I like this too. They're in the same ballpark:

I'm not sure how I'd blend stone and a railing.

    Bookmark   March 2, 2014 at 5:57PM
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That's beautiful! Found this. I think its perfect, except cedar color on posts, railings and balusters. FYI, not planning on replacing ceiling and roof. Thoughts on stone on the back wall?

    Bookmark   March 2, 2014 at 6:40PM
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Can you post a photo with the roofline showing ? Your house doesn't look arts and crafts and there may be options other than that style that are more appropriate and utilize similar materials.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2014 at 9:49AM
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