Some help please
Something that has been keeping me awake at night:
When we first bought this house nearly a year ago, one of the things we knew we would eventually have to do is to build a mudroom. At present, there is always a massive pile of shoes around the front door and hooks with coats and scarves etc. Over the last year we've ummed and ahhed about where we would put the mudroom: out the back of the kitchen? (where we now have a lovely little courtyard area and a nearly impossible roof line- you have to think about where all that snow is going to go); out the side door? (where it is the perfect place for another courtyard and there is a septic tank which we can't build over the top of.)
Since doing so much work to the front of the house over the summer, it is painfully obvious that the front needs at the very least a portico, but I started thinking about the possibility of building a little mudroom/enclosed porch at the front. If we made the porch base wider along the front of the house, and maybe echoed the bay window look????
The problem is, of course, the double bay windows, and not wanting to block out the light. I would want it to look like it was always there- part of the house, although every image I can find of a house of this style and age has a mostly plain front door.
The closest I could find to kind of being a visual of what I want is this photo of a dolls house...minus the balcony of course and it would need to be an enclosed room (I do love those windows though)