4 Porch Makeovers That Dramatically Transform Their Homes (12 photos)

After: The redesigned structure features a resilient and period-appropriate metal roof, attractive railings and wood decking. As the 8-foot-deep porch is only 30 inches off the ground, the team could be more flexible with the railing’s design, opting for an open “X” shape.

The wraparound porch comprises three zones: an outdoor living area on one side, a small seating area at the corner and a reading nook around the other side. “Having three zones means we can pick where we hang out depending on the number of people we’re with and what we want to do out here,” Dalrymple says.

Exterior paint: Fjord 2250, Sherwin-Williams (discontinued, but the company will mix it upon request); trim paint: White Heron, Sherwin-Williams

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