One thing I have been wanting on this house since the beginning is a great front porch. We’re building that, and then some!
First, the front porch. This has been the easy part. You can see where the roof is notched out where the porch is going to sit. You can also see that you need to walk the plank just to get into the house.
That dog that’s next to the door in the photo above? Her name is Sadie and her back comes up to my knees. She’s not a small dog, and the step into the house is bigger than her. I’m hoping the steps get put back soon…
Here’s the front porch with the roof structure in place. It completely changes the look of the house, and I’m so excited to be able to sit our here with a cup of coffee and enjoy our view!
The back porch has not been quite as simple. First, they drilled holes for the posts, and brought the concrete truck in to pour the foundations. (The same thing happened in the front, but uneventfully.)
When they were digging the foundation holes, they hit the water line that goes from our well to the house. Remember all the well problems we’ve had? I had nightmares.
Once the foundations were in place, they started to put the roof structure along the back of the house. Then they built the framework for our mudroom addition (to the left of the photo).
We are going to have three exits onto this porch – one from the mudroom, a sliding glass door from the kitchen, and a door from our bedroom. Talk about a great place for coffee!