About Sandy Barth

Sandy works with Georgia Front Porch authoring articles on curb appeal, front porch/portico design and seasonal topics of interest to our readers. You can learn more about Sandy Barth at http://www.gohighprofile.com/

Reflect Your Personality with These Holiday Front Door Decor Ideas

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The holidays are upon us and as you navigate this very busy season, we thought you might find helpful some ideas to help make your front door reflect your personal holiday spirit. We’ve organized them to make it easy to find the designs that are right for you. 

YANKEES: Raised in the North with Plenty […]

How to Prep Your Home for Stunning Winter Curb Appeal

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Most Atlantans like their winters, as long as they are brief and dry. While the season is indeed brief, winter can have an effect on your home’s appearance, specifically on your curb appeal. Here are some tips to keep up appearances despite the dreary weather…

Take Care of Yard Leaves: Few things are more […]

Front Porch Decor Ideas to Give Your Guests a Memorable Thanksgiving Welcome

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For many of us, Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday of the year. It’s a day when multi-generational families get together to give thanks and enjoy each other’s company. Whether you host the annual Thanksgiving dinner, or this is your year, here are a few ideas to give your guests a memorable Thanksgiving welcome as soon as they […]

7 Cool Ideas for GREAT Fall Curb Appeal

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Cooler weather is the perfect time to spruce up your home’s curb appeal. Did you know home sellers can increase their property’s value up to 20% with some well-executed updates? And, even if you plan on staying for the long-term, updates will make your home more inviting to family and guests and keeps your residence and property […]

Host a Porch Party

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Labor Day has come and gone, and fall is within sight. Why not celebrate and usher in the new season by hosting a front porch party? Here are a few ideas to help inspire you!

Make your party memorable with simple, elegant decorations. If you already have potted flowers on your porch, add fresh bouquets […]

Modern Updates Revitalize Ranch Homes

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Ranch houses have quite a legacy. In fact, during the post-war housing boom of the 1950s they accounted for nine out of every 10 new houses built. While other styles have grown in popularity, ranch homes still have many fans because they offer owners large lots, friendly windows, and first floor master bedrooms — […]

Create Instant Curb Appeal for Under $100

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If you’re like most homeowners, when you read, “enhance curb appeal,” you immediately think “expensive.” But not so fast. There are many ways to create instant curb appeal without breaking the bank. Here are our top 7 favorite ideas!

1. Paint the Shutters, Trim, or Front Door – Most exterior paint will run you about […]

Peek Behind the Scenes to See How We Render Porch Designs

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At Georgia Front Porch, we pride ourselves on our porch and portico designs. With over 10 years experience specializing exclusively as a front porch remodeler, we’ve become the #1 porch builder in north metro Atlanta. How? It starts with our custom design renderings which help customers make confident, informed decisions. Gary Zielinski, our curb […]

Make Your Front Yard More Neighbor-Friendly

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Go down memory lane for a moment. Where you grew up, did your family have a connection with your neighbors? Now consider your current neighborhood. Do you have similar relationships with neighbors? If the answer to the latter question is “no,” consider these ideas for helping build a sense of community by creating spaces […]

Modern Front Porches Step It Up

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When you think of the word “porch” what visual first comes to mind? A farmhouse with a wraparound veranda complete with rockers and a porch swing? Ask architects and the responses will be all over the board. When they imagine a porch, they strip it down to its most basic elements while holding onto […]

Options to Consider with Front Porch Ceiling Design

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Looking for a way to add charm to your front porch? Start by looking up—at the ceiling! Most porches either are open with visible rafter or covered with various materials. Perhaps you have an unfinished porch ceiling or are bothered by the look of underside roof materials.

Today, there are many choices beyond basic plywood to […]

The Art of Designing an Awesome Front Porch

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A great front porch begins with a simple idea: Add beauty and function to your front entrance and enhance your curb appeal.

What makes the concept so exciting is the variety of options available. It can also be extremely daunting. But it doesn’t have to be when you have the right resource on your side.

With […]

Simple Ideas to Protect Your Exterior Side and Back Doors

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Homeowners face a constant battle to protect their homes and minimize the associated expenses. As we know, it is much more cost effective to prevent a problem from happening rather than addressing it after it has occurred. Here are some tips to protect your exterior side and back doors.

Exterior Side Doors
• Check your roof […]

Beautify Your Home with Curvy Curb Appeal Tips

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Curb Appeal Tips to Bring Variety to Your Home’s Appearance
While it is true that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, the shortest distance to enhanced curb appeal often is filled with curves. The following curb appeal tips explore what that can mean for your home.
Garden Beds
The traditional way to complement […]

Contemporary Porches Reflect Today’s Lifestyles

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Fresh, Modern Curb Appeal Inspires New Style Trends for Contemporary Porches
Contemporary porches not only create your home’s first impression, they extend a warm welcome to guests and visitors. The porch is an extension of your home’s interior, with an open floor plan that makes it stand out from its more traditional neighbors; a compelling […]

Give your Garage Doors Style and Curb Appeal with a Garage Arbor Overhang

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Have you noticed how highly visible many garages are from the street? It’s often the first thing a visitor sees from the street. Many times garages are designed and built with little to no architectural accents. In other words, they’re rather plain. Large, flat open spaces can detract from the beauty of your residence.

A […]

7 Surprising Features for Your Front Yard

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With autumn and the holidays beginning just weeks away (assuming you’re including Halloween), now is a great time to plan your entry for a great seasonal welcome! Your front porch or stoop is the perfect place to create an eye-catching focal point such as colorful potted plants, garland, lighting, benches, fabrics, lanterns, etc.

But you […]

The Special Appeal of Craftsman Front Porch Design

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If you are a fan of the HGTV show “House Hunters,” you can attest to the fact that Craftsman style homes are extremely popular (and not just with reality television “stars”). Let’s take a quick “tour” of the Craftsman.

A Short History

Craftsman homes were first introduced in Southern California in the early 1900s.
Brothers […]

Learn How We Render Porch Designs

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At Georgia Front Porch, we pride ourselves on great porch and portico designs. Now, Gary Zielinski (Senior Designer) provides a backstage peek into how our company creates photo renditions.

Q: Do you always provide options for both porch and portico customers using photos of their own homes?

A: In most cases we do because we think […]

A Craftsman Porch Makeover on a Cape Cod Home

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Recently we were given the opportunity to help one of our clients transform their home from a pretty Cape Cod home by adding a beautiful Craftsman porch. What started out as a mission to enhance curb appeal resulted in a transformation that featured a front porch with both aesthetic and functional benefits. Now for the […]