Front porch - round or square columns? 8 or 10 inch? Help!
mlusk724
July 16, 2014 in Design Dilemma
Hi all -
It's time to pick columns for the front porch of our new house. There will be 4 columns in total. I can't decide between round and square, and 8 inch vs 10 inch. Any help or guidance would be much appreciated! Two pics of the front of the house are attached for reference. Thanks!
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ppf.
Square, 10". I might choose a column with a larger base, say 10" up to 36", 8" above that.

Will you have a rail?
July 16, 2014 at 8:55AM      Thanked by mlusk724
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mlusk724
Thank you for chiming in! No there will not be a rail, but we will be planting shrubbery along the porch to provide a natural buffer. I also thought square columns would look best, but my builder & architect both say round due to the fact that it's a colonial style home. Apparently that's a rule? But I wouldn't even consider our home to be a true colonial...
July 16, 2014 at 9:10AM   
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cland
place a chair on the porch and sit in it before you decide…This will help with the size and placement of your columns... based on your vantage point and view.
July 16, 2014 at 9:26AM   
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Margo
I would go square. I do not see colonial?? Go with your gut.')
July 16, 2014 at 9:33AM        Thanked by mlusk724
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