What to do with small space at front of house
June 23, 2014 in Design Dilemma
I would like to start doing some work to the front of my place and there is a small balcony I'm not really sure what to do with.

It comes off the main bedroom and gets the sun in the afternoon. Does anyone have any ideas on how to turn this into a usable space?
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I would put some chairs and plants out there and enjoy the afternoon sun. Maybe a bakers rack on the wall with candles etc.
June 23, 2014 at 4:36pm        Thanked by pr0tek
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What does the door lead into?
June 23, 2014 at 4:38pm   
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the sliding door leads into a bedroom
June 23, 2014 at 4:40pm   
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I'd consider a coat of paint and doing something with the floor to make it feel more like part of the house. Like others who have commented, I recommend putting a small table, couple of chairs, and plants out there. Also, consider adding lights to add a night-scape. I think that by doing some or all of these will make this space more enjoyable and add to your home's market value.
June 23, 2014 at 4:45pm        Thanked by pr0tek
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This is a great old porch. Here's some ideas:

The railing is so bright that it's the focal point -- the wonderful arches and details are getting lost. A simplified railing or painting this one a darker color will unify this area.

How about some curtains tied back behind the arches? A real budget option is canvas drop clothes. A chain in the hem will weight them down.

Since this is off the bedroom a swing bed could be great. This could be a daybed for lounging or even a sleeping porch ( likely the original use for this area).

A few shrubs in front and I think your house has a great feature! I love it!
June 23, 2014 at 5:13pm        Thanked by pr0tek
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Started me dreaming of an Italianate balustrade. Great spot for a morning latte, evening cocktail, mid-day nap. Play up the Mediterranean direction, maybe add a wall water feature, some curtains, a nice table and chairs, lounge chair and big pots with conical evergreens, or if you're in the right place a potted citrus tree.
Napa Valley Tuscan / Mediterranean
Traditional Patio
Designs by Gollum
Stone Archways out of Reclaimed Limestone (Mediterranean)
Project 08
Grace Design Associates
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Mark Beaty
I do agree with the thought of a frontyard sitting area if you ca
June 23, 2014 at 7:41pm   
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Mark Beaty
If you can do it.
June 23, 2014 at 7:42pm   
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