The guy we hired to repour the floor in the basement and replace all our sewer lines ran into our front porch with his bobcat. I won't get into all of the horrors associated with that particular renovation. Needless to say, after we take care of the second floor, we'll be moving on to addressing our veranda woes. I stumbled across a lovely porch renovation from Door Sixteen. Am likely going to shamelessly steal some ideas such as what they used to create the new ceiling (tongue and grove pine beadboard), the lovely latticework at the base and a variety of other things. Love the black colour but we've already decided on a palette of soft grey, navy and cream.