First impressions matter.
This traditional home had an inviting entry but over the years, the fluted columns were exposed to the harsh weather. The bottom of the columns were rotting and the wood was separating. The fluted columns were no longer available and the expense of replacing the columns was an unnecessary expense.
Our contractor just added a simple base to the columns, caulked, and painted the entire porch. Even the decorative columns next to the sidelights were trimmed out to match. What a difference this repair made!