12:05PM | 11/04/00
Member Since: 11/03/00
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Just purchased a Garrison Colonial. Well, actually it's a 50 year old ranch with a 20 year old second story addition. House is very boxy with only a slight overhang. I'd like to add a front porch and am looking for ideas or pointers. I don't want a full front porch -- don't want to block out any light. I thought about adding a small sun room -- the front door opens directly into the living room and I'd like more of an entrance way-- but looks like they're too costly for right now. I've driven all over the state looking at houses and searched the web for Garrison Colonials but nothing is clicking. Most of what I see on this style of home doesn't provide any shelter from the elements and I'm just not crazy about that concept. Can anyone recommend any magazines or books that would be good for ideas?


05:20AM | 11/08/00
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
To avoid losing light, consider putting skylights in the porch roof.


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