There are several ways to customize your porch columns to update the look of your house. One of the easiest ones include a simple change in paint color and pattern or purchasing moldings and new trim work. The other choices include adding a balustrade or replacing the columns with a new style column altogether. We are going to focus only on DIY porch columns that can be done as a simple weekend project here and just briefly glance at the prefabricated, high-end fiberglass and solid wood columns that are available for purchase.
Try these simple ideas in this application to create a beautiful, clean, welcoming front porch. It will only take a few hours and will provide endless enjoyment throughout the warm days of spring and summer. When you walk up to your porch, you will feel incredibly good about the new changes and your time will have been well spent.
If your screen porch was properly built, the screws will be galvanized or coated deck screws, specially designed to resist corroding and bleeding into the wood. Save these screws as you pull them out; you can reuse them when you put your porch back together. Set each board, balustrade, railing cap, and post in a dry location. If you don't have an indoor space in which to store your materials, stack them next to your house, using cement blocks, bricks, or old pieces of wood to keep the wood off the ground. Cover it with a tarp to protect any wood you will reuse from the weather.
When spring makes its way into view, people get out and about, going for drives and walks and bike rides. The sunshine is addicting for every people in all age. But with all those eyes outdoors, we can’t get away with minimal front porches anymore. Winter has taken it’s cold and snow away so it’s time to make it a welcoming place for guests and passersby.