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Mar 15, 2009 12:19PM
This slide show was a waste of time.  The question from the homeowner indicated they have an 'already constructed' home that doesn't have a covered front door.  Almost every solution to the problem provided in this slide show illustrates a cover that was an integral part of the original house design.  I don't consider building a porch along the front of the house to be a viable solution to the problem at hand.  None of these examples are true 'add-ons' to existing homes with a problem similar to the one homeowner wrote about.
Mar 12, 2009 12:18PM
I was hoping for an idea for an entry for a ranch style home.
Mar 12, 2009 8:18AM
steve, if ya can't wire a porch light you need to move to the suburbs and see your local Lowes, or Home Depot.
Mar 12, 2009 3:07AM

Hey, I don't mean to be critical, but in most states a homeowner is not allowed to to electrical work.  It requires obtaining a building permit and using a licensed electrician.  In your slide show, the first example, the small gable, doesn't meet the goal of protecting someone from the elements while waiting at the door.  In the small shed picture, since there is a storm door shown, at least one person would have to step back out into the rain to get around the door.

For people designing a new home, especially a larger one, using a 3'-6" wide x 8' tall front door gives a feeling of grandness as you enter.  It also makes moving a lot easier.

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