Screened Porches, Decks, Sun Rooms and Porches
This is a "before" picture of the porch. The roof cut right through the trim above the transom, the support columns were flimsy 2 x 4's, the stones at the base had shifted out of level, and the step up to the door threshold was too high. In addition, the seats had deteriorated badly and there was no handrail. Overall, it was pretty dysfunctional and ugly.
There is a brick path leading up to the porch which was to remain. The location of the path dictated the depth of the porch floor (front to back) and also the height of the path determined the height of the floor. There was just enough room to squeeze in a code-legal set of stairs between the path and the new porch. And the new floor height made for an easier step up to the entry door.