Enclosed Porch Ideas

This 1940’s Bungalow enclosed front porch had all the potential charm to dazzle and delight, it just had to be coaxed out. We started by clearing out the ugliest brown 70’s paneling that covered every square inch, besides the putting green for carpet. Our ideas for this enclosed porch included a sitting area in the sunny space as well as storage.

Prior to the front porch being enclosed there had been a front window. The boarded up window was revealed when we did demo. We liked the look of the original siding. To keep the siding, we had to find a solution for the opening that was left when the window was removed. We also thought this was best space for coats, hats and boots which would be handy on the way in or out.

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The Finishing Touches

We had a million ideas for this enclosed porch. The plan was to create a functional space as an entryway catch all. Instead of placing a piece of plywood over it we wanted to do something special. We foraged through old wooden cabinet doors in our collection and found the perfect ones for this project.

A combination of two doors that were 14’’ wide X 72’’ tall were placed on left and right sides of the opening. We added the two smaller door that were 21’’ wide X 30’’ tall and were stacked to fill the center opening. Once the doors were installed over the opening they were painted #SW7005. The white paint brought out all of the unique details of these old doors. Once we painted everything the piece came together.

We decided on wrought iron hardware for the shelves and hooks to create a crisp contrast for the perfect nook. With an added bench and an assortment of natural baskets for storage, the space was complete.

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