Before a home makeover, this home had a tiny front porch and narrow, steep stairs. The home's transformation included the building of an extended deck across the front of the house. Now the home's entrance feels fresh and inviting.
This yellow ranch home boasts a backyard with a staggered deck walkway that leads the way to the back door entrance. Stone gravel and evergreen landscaping are used throughout the yard, while a small pond features a unique floating stone patio complete with an outdoor dining table and chairs.
Beautiful planting beds curve toward the house, pointing the way to a wow of an upgraded entrance. Designer John Gidding built an expanded deck to encompass much more of the house and give it a modern profile, then painted the brick a soothing green. Arching walkways help anchor the home into the landscape and give people somewhere to walk besides the driveway.
Because this home sits in a special zoning area, the designers could not increase the square footage of the existing house. To solve the problem, they built a separate structure and connected it to the old house with a structurally independent deck. Inside, the modern entryway encompasses several functions, with a built-in bench with storage and a built-in sleeping nook.
Ipe decking, a type of Brazilian hardwood, is used for a wide set of stairs leading onto a screened porch designed by Clark Harris of Innovative Construction, based in Roswell, Ga. Pocket doors maximize the porch space and create a unique entryway.
This home's black wrought iron railing and banister enhance the entryway without blocking the look of the brick exterior and columned front porch. The porch, which has a curved portico, was created by Atlanta Decking & Fence.
A side view of the house reveals a tiered deck, with space available for sunbathing or enjoying dinner with friends. Metal overhangs complement the home's main entrance and provide a touch of shade on particularly sunny days.
If you're a beekeeper don't forget to deck the hives this winter. String lights around the deeps avoiding the entrances and the covers. This way you can still access the hives for feeding and other winter maintenance.
A lovely front door greets guests at the entryway of this quaint bungalow. Whether coming or going, they're in for a treat. Out front: A water feature and tranquil courtyard deck. Inside: A newly remodeled kitchen with cottage-style cabinets.