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The front porch is the added architectural detail that creates a focal point and offers the first impression of your home. Therefore, to make a better first impression, the owners of this Hinsdale home wanted to transform their lackluster 1990’s style front porch into a grand entrance.
In addition to creating an impressive and inviting space, this porch needed to provide protection from the weather and include architectural elements that would enhance the overall curb appeal of the home. They also wanted to incorporate a little bit of the family business, which is copper manufacturing, into the look of the façade.
“When designing this porch, we needed to ensure that the columns and pedestals were of the proper scale and height for the raised two-story home,” said Normandy Designer Stephanie Bryant, CKD.
“There were also concerns regarding the existing roof,” added Stephanie. “Because it was steep, it shed a large amount of rain water and snow, potentially leading to moisture issues on the brick.”
To address this concern, additional copper baby tins were applied to the existing brick side walls to help protect the bricks. Keeping with the copper theme, additional copper roofing was also added to the existing side porch to help give a cohesive look to the front of the house.
Overall, this front porch addition was so well executed that it received a Remodeling Excellence Award from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) of Greater Chicagoland. For more design ideas and inspiration on how to improve the curb appeal of your home, follow Normandy Remodeling on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.