A few things compare to the vintage charm of rustic barnwood. Many homeowners choose this material for various reasons, including aesthetic appeal and a timeless character. It’s also a well-loved home project material for the following reasons:
- Practical Usability
Barnwood flooring and sidings are as standard as rustic cabinets and tabletops. The material is a practical choice for many homeowners because of its stability and durability.
- Environmental Responsibility
There’s a generally high demand for barnwood because of its strength and beauty. It’s also a renewable resource that effectively minimizes environmental hazards and landfill waste.
- Design Originality
The overall rustic charm of barnwood isn’t the only thing it has to offer. No two pieces of the material are the same, so you can take pride in your barnwood’s unique character.
If you’ve been thinking of vamping up your front porch with this kind of material, then now might be the best time for it. The summer weather makes it easier to work on your home renovation project during daylight.
Here are different ways you can use barnwood to liven up your front porch:
Flooring and Decking
A well-built front porch is supported by durable flooring and decking. The porch floor should hold its own against environmental elements. And of course, it should complement your overall house design.
You have various flooring and decking options to choose from, including brick, ceramic tiles, concrete, and stone.
But if you want a front porch that truly gives off a warm, rustic vibe at first glance, then barnwood is the most suitable option. If you wish for more exceptional texture and character to your front porch flooring, try mixing different types of wood. Alternatively, you can choose varying colors or finishes of the same material.
Staircase and Railings
Your staircase plays an essential role in your home’s overall aesthetics. If you want it to look more inviting, barnwood is the way to go. Plus points if the staircase is made from the same material as the flooring or your front door. Its uniformity is important in tying together the overall design.
Aa a rule of thumb, the stairs and railings are also made of the same material. Consider ordering barnwood to revamp the existing balustrades or to expand the railings.
On a related note, if you have a ramp for residents with special needs, you might want to consider renovating it to match the stairs and the balustrade.
Ceiling and Roofs
The front porch isn’t something that only looks nice to neighbors and visitors. It can be a place to relax and feel the breeze. Get more comfortable in this living space by revamping the ceilings or the roof.
Many people opt for a classic drop ceiling, but if you prefer a more rustic look, consider having an open one. Or if you want to make the front porch to feel cooler, a vaulted ceiling is your best choice. Choose the whitewash finish for a roomier look or deep brown barnwood for a traditional atmosphere.
Complete the look with matching furniture and a few potted plants that add color to the space.
With these suggestions, you can increase the visual appeal and rustic feel of the front section of your house. You’ll find it a more comfortable and relaxing place to stay in.