Ever since we moved into our house the front of it has been over taken by bushes!
Here is a before:
I'm not sure why, but the previous homeowners let the greenery go a muck. The bushes were so large that they extended over 10 ft off of the house and covered about half of the front windows. So thanks to my lovely and generous parents when we got home it looked like this:
Me and Jon always had plans of removing them, but we never had the time to do it ourselves or the funds to hire someone out. My parents were itching to do something special for us so I mentioned the bushes and now it's EMPTY!
I know it looks a bit naked now, but we have big plans. We have always loved wrap around porches on houses, but there are not many of them on Long Island. We decided we are going to do our own little take on them and give our house a small front porch on both sides with new steps in the middle and some flower boxes in the windows and a small seating area.
Now we just need someone to fund this lovely project of ours! Mom? Dad? How about it? (Totally kidding)
Do you have any favorite front porches? We are looking for inspiration so send them our way.