My current house is the first house I’ve ever bought that was ‘old’. I love the charm and the lack of high ceilings and modern touches. But with the oldness comes things that need repairs or updating. The front door of a home is your chance for a first impression right? My front stoop didn’t do much for helping me make a good first impression, sooooooo, I got to work. After a lot of research and questions for my contractor/friend Bane I took a deep breathe, got out the tools and LUV the final results!!!
The stoop was crumbling, no handrails, and just all around NO curb appeal.
My plan included added handrails and laying decking boards on top of the existing brick stoop. I didn’t have the expertise or desire to replace the stoop. Bane said it was solid so….. onward! It’s actually quite easy to drill into brick with the correct bit and using Tapcon anchors. I laid the short pieces of wood as a base and then screwed the decking boards into the ‘base’ boards.
After the decking boards were laid I started on the railings.
Ooops, very sunny day, sorry about that glare! The railings are built individually using 4×4 posts and handrails.
Taaaa Daaaah!!! I’m exactly sure how you spell that 😉 but you know what I mean right? I added planters on the side and solar lights to the railing posts. Have to wait to stain the wood, so next the door! Ugh!… picking the color paint was tough. But anything was going to be better than ‘baby poop brown’ with no contrast or interest.
Such a HUGE improvement in curb appeal. Worth all the work for sure!
Take care and stay tuned for the next project!
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