How many times have you seen an older Bozeman home with a sinking and sagging concrete stoop as the main entry feature to the home? Not very appealing!
As a renovation design professional, I firmly believe that the front of a house “makes a statement”. The entry can be a barrier or an invitation. In the case we are looking at in this video, it could qualify as a barrier, especially in icy winter conditions. The new front entry deck we will be building as a replacement will be simple in design and should significantly enhance safe access in a winter environment.
We will frame the new front entry deck with pressure treated material. The railing assembly will be primed and painted redwood, and the deck and step surface will be Trex. We will also pour a new walkway connecting the new front entry deck to the driveway.
This program will show the existing conditions, the demolition of the existing stoop, the design of the new front entry deck, and the step by step building process. I will highlight a few construction details such as combining pre constructed framing elements with the foundation concrete placement. We will also look at the advantages of pre painting deck and railing elements, and the importance of back priming composite materials such as Miratec.
Our overall objective for this new front entry deck project will be to enhance the exterior “curb appeal”, and to contribute to the comfort and safety of guests as they are welcomed into this home.