Expand The Front Porch: After
Siding and roof: They replaced the aluminum siding with fiber cement, painted Benjamin Moore's November Rain. The new porch has a standing-seam steel roof to match the original house roof, which got a power-washing and a fresh coat of Essex Green.
Windows: The couple swapped the old windows for lookalike two-over-two double-hungs that are much more energy efficient. To cut costs, Skip crafted and installed decorative board-and-batten-style shutters made from weather- and insect-proof PVC.