Very strange front door/porch layout
kmedlAugust 5, 2012
Please help us with a better design for the front of our house. There are currently 3 steps from the driveway to the porch level and then 3 more steps to the front door. We've never seen a front door that is 21" higher than the front porch! It currently has a screen door that opens out but that can be removed if it would help with the design. It is very awkward to try to open the screen door and have enough room to stand on the small landing in front of the door. We are completely puzzled as to how we can redesign the steps, include handrail(s) as needed and also access the porch. Any or all of the porch can be redesigned if needed. I've included a picture of the current layout. We would also be willing to use stone if it would look better. This is a house in the mountains of NC.