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Front Porch Renovation Reveal


Macrame Swing On Scandinavian Style Craftsman Front Porch Renovation

Blending Scandinavian Style With Craftsman Details

After many weekends stolen to this "lil" project, we're so pleased with how the front porch renovation has turned out and can already tell we'll be enjoying many hours in the new space.


For a refresher, we wanted to blend Scandinavian flair and Craftsman details with our 1920's bungalow. You can head to our Front Porch Renovation Inspiration post to see where we started.


One of my favorite elements is the new swing chair and rocker!

Macrame Swing & Planter Wall  on Craftsman Front Porch Renovation

I also can't get over how much difference the new door makes! It's such a nicer feeling coming up to a REAL exterior door.

Craftsman front door on Scandinavian Style porch renovation

A final element of this renovation that has been so rewarding is watching all the petunias bloom. I sowed petunia seeds indoors and didn't expect so many to actually make it to blooming plants! The hanging baskets, window planter box, and several other pots are now full of blooms.

Petunia Planters next to Cedar Iron Railing Porch Renovation

The reno included:

  1. Replace the old front door with a brand new Craftsman Style Front Door

  2. Demo the old privacy wall and build a new cedar planter garden wall

  3. Demo the ugly brown carpet and install new textured flooring on the concrete.

  4. Demo heaps of dirt (and weeds) & build raised tiered planter beds.

  5. Demo the clanky old railing and build cedar and iron deck & stair railing.

  6. Install new chair swing and furniture.

  7. Not mentioned above : we painted the house right before we began the porch renovation


Nothing beats Before & After Renovation Photos For Comparison!

Front Porch prior to renovation

And 4 months later, we have transformed the entire front of the house, adding much needed curb appeal!

Front Porch Renovation includes cedar & iron railing

As a refresher, this is what the front porch renovation consisted of:

  1. Replace the old front door with a brand new Craftsman Style Front Door

  2. Demo the old privacy wall and build a new cedar planter garden wall

  3. Demo the ugly brown carpet and install new textured flooring on the concrete.

  4. Demo heaps of dirt (and weeds) & build raised tiered planter beds.

  5. Demo the clanky old railing and build cedar and iron deck & stair railing.

  6. Install new chair swing and furniture.

  7. Not mentioned above : we painted the house right before we began the porch renovation

I think this about covers it for the One Room Challenge Front Porch Renovation Reveal! It turned out to be more work than I had anticipated, but the enjoyment and and value in curb appeal has made it worth it! While we've been working on the exterior, people passing by have shared compliments on our work, which has made it that much more rewarding! Thank you all for all the cheers and encouragement along the way! Now that this project is done, we'll be sitting on the front porch and dreaming up the next project!

1 Comment


Barbara Ness
Barbara Ness
Jun 28, 2020

How beautiful and inspirational this ORC is! Can’t wait to see it in person someday! Great job you two!

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