Need ideas to improve porch!
I'll be having the porch foundation replaced (again!) next week and this time I'm having the concrete steps REMOVED! I won't have much money left for a major face-lift, but I've always hated the way this porch looks. The odd levels and pyramid-shaped ends/posts all covered in siding annoy me.
I've had a few people take a cursory look, and they say they can't tell what's under the siding on the porch "posts" without actually removing the siding. Some speculate that it's a shell around normal posts, and some speculate it might be covering brick. I'm almost afraid to have it removed for fear of uncovering a worse mess. :(
I'd like to replace the concrete stairs with wood. I'd like to replace the wrought-iron railings along the stairs and sides of the porch. And I'd LOVE some ideas on how the pyramid-shaped oddities can be altered/corrected to be more attractive.
Can anyone make some suggestions? Show me photos of ideas that would work for me?
Here are a few views to show the odd shapes and jogs that must be dealt with... Can anyone help me, please?!