We decided to leave the back porch 'as is' for now instead of removing the roof and installing a fancy awning. So we're not making any structural changes to the back porch - for now (WARNING: living with a licensed architect can result in STRUCTURAL CHANGES. WITHOUT WARNING. OVER A WEEKEND.........SURPRISE!)
Because the long term plan for the back porch involves doubling its size and adding a three season room below (purrrrr) we didn't want to spend a lot making the existing porch enjoyable and functional. So we didn't. We reused pressure treated 2x4s from the demo, and we bought yards of cheap fencing. And I am SO happy with how it turned out. Before....
To help you advise me, here are some porch color schemes I like:
(Loving the purple-ish grey! via MetroCard City)
Everything that's currently painted is your basic medium grey - except the doors and windows. The doors and window also need to be painted. All of it is peeling. There are lots of surfaces to paint. How do I break it up?
- Porch supports and railing - currently medium grey
- Porch ceilings (up and down) - currently medium grey
- Porch floor - medium grey
- Back doors - random! (what is up with the turquoise/yellow/beige/brown combo?!)
- Window frame - red
Do we leave the ceilings and floors grey? Do we leave the porch supports grey, but put a fresh coat on? Do we paint the railing a different color than the porch supports? What say you?!