While vintage looking is also welcomed when it comes to nice looking house, it doesn’t always mean something outdated and ugly looking. Sometimes, updating your column will be enough to refresh your porch look. It can be in any style, from vintage to modern, but you have to update it after a while. Here are several ideas you can also try for your porch.
1. Beef It Up
There are houses like this which is completed with porch column but it is too tiny. This kind of column can impact the porch look. Instead of being nice to look at, this porch doesn’t seem to be interesting and inviting enough. Making it a little bigger will be nice.
Instead of building the whole new columns, you can add wrapping on the column using material like stained wood. As you can see on the picture, it looks different and great with the right design and new finish. Now the entire porch has character and it looks stunning.
2. Frame It
While your skimpy columns are probably support the roofing nicely, this may not look good enough. Instead of remodeling the whole thing, it is also recommended to frame your porch column. The main idea is to give accent on the columns, transforming it into a more appealing column.
This porch is also upgraded on the same way. While the original columns stand as they are, the surrounding is covered with more wood as frame. Two-third of the column gets some framing, while to one-third on the bottom is bulkier for accent. Finished in white, this porch now has prettier columns.
3. Stack of Stones
A slim column can be a little misplaced in a porch. It doesn’t look good and it doesn’t complete the entire look of the space as well. While it stands alright, it is also a good idea to add some volume on the column while adding some more aesthetic detail as well.
This porch had a regular wooden column that works just fine to support the porch roofing. However, it is then updated with stack of stones on the bottom part and wooden wrapping on the upper part. Now it has volume and it shapes the porch into different look.
4. Simple Rustic Columns
This rental house has the cutest look actually. It is rustic and simple, and it offers farmhouse tranquility at the same time. However, the porch doesn’t really look rustic at all. Instead, it is more of a dated look. The house owner thought that the wire column and railing should go, and it is right.
The rental house is then updated with a new look. The railing is removed, and the column is then covered with wooden planks. Now it looks consistently rustic and it simply matches with the rest of the porch. No more finishing is needed.
5. Simple Covering
This porch originally had a couple of slim wooden columns on its front porch. While the size is okay, it doesn’t look really good at all. It could take a little more defined shape with the right finishing too. The house owner then updated the columns in the right way.
First, these columns shape is updated with slim covering to keep it small on this small porch. They also get baseboard to get more detail on the shape. Both are finished with white paint, matching the door and window frame. Now the porch look way better without leaving the casual look.
6. Straight It Up
While it is meant to be beautiful, curvy columns are often misplaced. They are added on a house porch that doesn’t have fitting style. When it happens, the porch looks simply wrong. This house is the right example. The columns don’t seem like the right detail for the porch.
The makeover takes only simple steps. First, it gets some wooden covering to make straight shape for the columns. The covering is then finished in the same white color, because there is nothing wrong about this hue for the porch. Now the columns look like they are where they belong, nice and simple and good looking at the same time.
7. Add House Sign and Planters
Your columns are probably alright. They look and work great, but you want it to look even better. If you want a makeover but you don’t want to change the whole look, just enhancing the current appeal, you may need to add some more accessories.
This house has pretty and fitting white column in slim shape that matches the entire porch nicely. Instead of changing the columns shape, the house owner decided to add vertical house sign and planters on it. Now it has character and more alive than ever. Shop on vertical planters, house signs, and other accessories for this makeover.
8. Change the Shade
Sometimes, the columns are simply finished in shades that aren’t actually right for the rest of the porch. In such case, you only need to change the color. You can consider using hues that actually match one of the porch details, like the siding, the door and window frame, or the theme. Repainting the columns will change the look.
This particular porch has a brand new look just by the painting. While you don’t need to change the entire porch look like this one, you can try the idea of using wood looking paint for the column. It looks natural, and it connects the front porch to the rest of the curb. Now it has a new look as well and it looks just fit with the rest of the porch details and the surrounding.
Depending on your budget, these ideas are possible to do and they actually look good. As you can see, the makeover doesn’t need to be extravagant. Simple makeover can do wonders too. While you always have the option to totally change the entire shape of the columns, you can also try to update the look with simple addition or a small change. So, which one is your go?