Hello everyone! Happy humpty-dumpty day! How’s your week going to far? Me, I’m back into the swing of things….it’s a busy busy time of the year when classes start back up and all the students move back to campus. There’s a lot of planning and prepping that get done in this last week before class. I can now say, “summer is officially over”. It absolutely flew by! It sure was a fun one though. =)
I know I mentioned something about a front porch/deck quite awhile ago and never really followed through with the end of the blog post….anyone recall that? Let’s hope not because I hate to leave things unfinished but I think it slipped my mind to finish the post then I traveled (did I mentioned that I had the amazing opportunity to teach a two week class in Taos, New Mexico??? It’s a really fun place if you get the chance to visit.) Anyways, today I’m going to discuss my next big purchase – a front porch with stairs that are actually code compliant. The stairs I have now are those metal pull out RV stairs and definitely not code compliant.
In addition to adding a front porch/deck/stair area, I’m also interested in installing an awning above the front door. This will make going in and out in the rain easier and give a little space to keep shoes so that I am not tracking dirt into the tiny house. I have to sweep about every day because it’s hard to keep such a small space clean. I even try to have dedicated indoor shoes and change into other ones when I have to go outside to eliminate the need to clean. I struggle with this though as I often forget. I really need to work on doing this! Anyways, to help with this problem I would like to install an awning above the front door.
Welcome back! Today I want to talk about some ideas I have for the front door of my tiny house. I’m currently using the trailer supplied retractable RV style stairs. While these are functional I would like a deck area immediately upon exiting the front door to utilize the exterior space better and make it more welcoming. I would also like a covered area over and around the door to store shoes so that I don’t track dirt into the house.