Porch skirting doesn't have to be boring. Here, a handsome slatted pattern echoes the cedar railings.
Windows : The couple had previously replaced the home's modern casement windows with three-over-one double-hungs that reference the triple-pane originals on the dormer.
Siding: They liked the low-maintenance aspect of the white 8-inch-reveal aluminum siding but not the look—or the dents that appeared after a hailstorm. So they upgraded to 4½-inch-reveal tan vinyl clapboards that match the scale of the original wood claps, and vinyl shakes to distinguish the dormer. Red window trim complements the brickwork.
Lighting: Recessed fixtures and an amber glass sconce with a geometric, Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired motif now illuminate the porch, a major improvement over the single pendant that used to dangle awkwardly over the doorframe.