Help with outside of cabin
echoblack
September 13, 2013 in Design Dilemma
This is my sisters cabin, and she thinks that the front of it is rather boring (actually the whole family does). If i could get some ideas to add some structure and prettiness to the front, that would be awesome!
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Anne
Here are 4 quick ideas I found doing a search for " cabin with porch" on Houzz. What do you think? MC 26 Family Cabin Retreat Rustic Porch
Custom Design/Build
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echoblack
Wow thanks! All those pictures have one great thing in common! Porch roofs!!! Maybe if we put a little entry roof over the front door, with the posts attached to the deck rails, there could be a bit of structure, and a place to run to when its raining and you are carrying groceries! Wow thats a great idea!! Thanks so much!! :):):)
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Barnhart Gallery
Ann, I was eyeing those logs out front and wishing they were longer for just such a look. But it does look like there are plenty more trees around!
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echoblack
So i told me sister the idea of an entry roof, but she wanted to know if the light i over the door should be under or over the roof. If you have suggestions,that would be most appreciated.
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fianou
You could do an arbour style roof over the porch and grow vines over it, that way the light will still shine through. It would also be a nice feature. A deciduous vine creeping over would look lovely and still let plenty of light in in winter.
I would also pick a really bright colour and paint the window trim, and door, like a bright red or blue. You could paint the railing the same colour too. you could pick a rambling vine for a little arbour that has the same colour flowers.
Rocky Mountain Retreat
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Moonlight Decks LLC
Add some lighting to the railing for safety at night. Plus it looks cool!
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