In a previous post I introduced you to our multiple front porches. Well this house wasn’t big enough for the both of them so the side/front porch just had to go.
We have made some progress but have so much more to do.
The metal square with a hole in and below it, is where the vent will go for the pellet stove. Although it looks pretty bare in that corner now, we are planning on:
- removing the old sidewalk
- planting grass
- adding some hasta and flowers to the corner
- perhaps adding a tipsy top flower-pot or bird feeder
More progress pictures to come.
Converting an apartment house into a home involves so much more than knocking down some walls. You have to re-evaluate the whole layout of the house to ensure that there is a logical flow from one room to the next; both inside and outside of the house.
For our home, leaving the doorway for the upstairs apartment looked awkward. So we thought: demo the side porch? Why not?
Maybe one day we’ll build a wrap around porch but that is wishful thinking for a future post. For now, all we need is some new siding, tear out that sidewalk and add some more hasta to the flowerbed. More “After” pictures to come.