2017 Remodeling Excellence Award

Extreme Exterior Makeover

Before and after photos of exterior renovation - include new siding and covered porch.

This exterior makeover in Western Springs will have you doing a double-take. Here’s the story, plus before and after photos of this transformation completed by Normandy Designer Jeremy Paris.

“It was time to step up this front porch as it was outdated and was starting to fall apart,” said Jeremy. “The homeowners wanted to make it an inviting space where they could socialize with their neighbors.”

You’ll see in the before photos that the home had a very busy design. The second floor window bays and massive stone chimney werBefore and after - covered front porch with space for entertaining.e competing for attention. Architectural details were nonexistent.

To make things more cohesive, the existing vinyl siding was replaced with a deep blue fiber cement siding and the existing front porch was completely removed and replaced.

“The new covered porch makes the home feel more balanced,” said Jeremy. “It’s also a comfortable space to welcome guests.”

“Because we rebuilt it, we were also able to build it lower to the ground, thus eliminating an extra step,” added Jeremy.

Covered front porch with pine bead board ceiling.

Entertaining was important, and the new porch adds an additional 175 square feet of space to sit and relax. A swing gives it a charming feel. Additional special touches include a pine bead board ceiling, blue stone pavers and dimmable “smart” lighting. The blonde brick on the home was also stained a complementary gray hue.

This outdoor space is now somewhere the homeowners (and their neighbors) can enjoy for years to come. It is also special because it recently won a Remodeling Excellence award from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).

Covered front porch with barrel vault.

If this front porch has inspired you to do something great with your home, set up a time to meet with Jeremy. You can also check out the Normandy photo gallery or follow Normandy Remodeling on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more design ideas and inspiration. We also offer free, educational remodeling workshops, which can be found here.

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