One of the joys we get to experience here at Archadeck is when a homeowner client returns for yet another project.
This front porch remodel was yet another pleasure project for us, as the family was so very appreciative of the results of the outdoor living project we created earlier.
This time, it was for the front of this stately home.
A Porch Remodel, Upgrade And Style Update All At The Same Time
First, we bid adieu to the rounded front entrance concrete stairs and replaced them with a fresh, streamlined concrete design to welcome friends and family when entering the home.
Our next order of business was to remove the original white painted railing, balusters and gingerbread corbel at the very top just under the protected shed roof cover.
The Finest Outdoor Building Materials Yield The Finest Remodeling Results
Once the six decorative handspun Victorian posts were removed, we replaced them with more architecturally substantial ones using Fypon post wraps. For a more pronounced and solid look when approaching the home, visitors and guests are now greeted by geometrically splendid Tuscan carved style columns. Their presence instantly updates the porch from a quaint Victorian-inspired design motif to a more contemporary, clean, sleek and architecturally interesting statement.
In sync with the new streamlined posts, our design team followed suit by replacing the front porch wood railing with a strong, weather-resistant black aluminum vertical rail.
The Benefits Of Replacing Older Wood Front Porch Railings With Aluminum
Aluminum railings are known for their durability, longevity and resistance to the elements. Unlike wood, aluminum doesn't rot, warp, or crack over time. This means your front porch will require less maintenance and have a longer lifespan.
They are also very low in the maintenance department compared to wood as they don't need to be painted or stained regularly, and they can be easily cleaned with soap and water. This can save you time and money in the long run.
Aluminum railings come in a variety of styles and finishes, allowing you to choose a design that complements your home's architecture and your personal taste. As with this remodel, they can provide a modern and sleek appearance, enhancing your home's curb appeal.
When it comes to protection and safety, aluminum railings are sturdy and can provide added safety to your porch, especially if you have children or pets. They can serve as a barrier to prevent accidental falls, and they provide support when ascending or descending the porch steps.
Adding Value To An Existing Home With A Front Porch Remodel
Investing in updating and remodeling your front porch or portico can increase your home's resale value. A well-maintained and visually appealing front porch can attract potential buyers and make a positive first impression.
In this time of sustainability, it is interesting to note that aluminum is a recyclable material, so if maintaining an eco-friendly mindset is a concern for you, choosing aluminum railings can align with those values.
Aluminum railings are highly resistant to weather conditions, including rain, snow, and sunlight. They won't warp or fade due to exposure, making them a suitable choice for regions with varying weather patterns.
When Curb Appeal Is A Significant Front Porch Remodel Objective, Now You Know Who To Call
The before and after transformation of this front porch remodel is stunning, from any perspective.
To explore how our design team can transform the front porch of your beautiful home, call us at 740-265-3905 for a personalized complimentary design consultation. For your convenience, you can also click right here to connect with us. We look forward to hearing from you.
The Archadeck of Columbus team.