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 — […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
The traditional way to complement […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
As a homeowner, you’ve probably heard how important trees are to your property value. Truly, money does grow on trees when it comes to resale, as mature trees can add thousands of dollars in profit. And fall is the optimal time to plant because cooler temps allow trees to establish root systems before the […]
When you think about it, your front entry or foyer is a visitor’s first impression of your home. The irony is that of all the rooms to address, the foyer isn’t one that people tend to think about. So, allow us to give you a few ideas to get the juices flowing, so, well, […]
Have you ever walked up to a front door and noticed peeling paint and rotting wood around the doorframe and windows? Pretty unsightly, isn’t it? But, that’s a common problem when the home is missing protection from the elements such as exposure to sun, rain, ice, etc. Moisture can also seep in behind exterior […]