Creating A Beautiful Breezeway Entrance

Kelly C. Gamble

This week, we’re transforming a breezeway that seems to be pretty much accidental into a much more inviting entrance.

Delane Caldwell’s breezeway to her front doorway is just a slender hallway to the backyard, but we’re heading to locate a way to include it extra as a dwelling place.

The Jobs

Grinding the concrete smooths out the uneven surfaces of the patchwork slabs. (3 Echoes Information Studio)

Refinish the Concrete Slab

The concrete in the breezeway seemed like a patchwork of slabs. So, to generate a uniform-looking slab, we sleek the concrete surface with a grinder.

Coating the breezeway with concrete epoxy paint creates a uniform shade through the breezeway. (3 Echoes Written content Studio)

Following we sweep the dust away and rinse the slab off with a water hose, we paint the new easy slab with a foundation coat of white epoxy paint. 

Soon after the foundation coat dries, we pop a chalk structure line on the slab to begin our stenciling.

Black epoxy paint helps make the stencil sample stand out. (3 Echoes Articles Studio)

This stencil sample is based mostly on conventional Portuguese Azulejos tile layouts. We made use of black epoxy paint to fill in the tile sample on the concrete.

Curtains make this place sense a lot more like an outdoor dwelling home than a breezeway. (3 Echoes Material Studio)

Dangle Curtains

To make the breezeway experience much more like a residing area, we get rid of the chain website link fence at the end and incorporate curtains.

The fence posts are set in concrete, so to eliminate them, we’ll need to have some leverage. After digging up the grime all around the base, we place a concrete block future to the submit to act as a fulcrum for our shovel.

Curtains hanging from spray painted galvanized curtain rod in a breezeway
To make the curtain rod wide adequate to fill the breezeway, we related two galvanized pipes together with a tee fitting. (3 Echoes Written content Studio)

Our curtains are heading to hang the curtains from a galvanized threaded rod. We initial evaluate the breezeway to assure our rod is prolonged ample to span the complete opening.

Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch 2x Ultra Cover Paint + Primer spray paint, Great Value Distilled White Vinegar and a galvanized metal pipe curtain rod.
Etching the galvanzied pipe with vinegar makes sure the spray paint will adhere. (3 Echoes Information Studio)

Just before we install the rod, we paint it black to match the wrought iron. But, just before we can paint, we have to etch the rod with vinegar to be certain the spray paint adheres to it.

Breezeway entrance with garden bed filled with green leafy plants and wrought iron gate.
Inexperienced leafy vegetation with different heighth increase depth and breadth to the garden room. (3 Echoes Written content Studio)

Fill Garden Mattress

Our future task is to change the back garden bed inside the breezeway from a filth pit to a eco-friendly oasis.

We insert a mix of inexperienced, leafy vegetation to fill the as soon as-defunct backyard place.

Outdoor wall fountain on the siding of a home's exterior next to green leafy plants
This all set-designed wall fountain doesn’t involve any plumbing do the job. (3 Echoes Information Studio)

Just after our vegetation are set, we install a h2o fountain previously mentioned the back garden mattress to insert some relaxing river sounds.

Then, we fill the mattress with assorted vegetation, topped with a layer of backyard garden rocks.

Kwikset's Halo Touch Wi-Fi Fingerprint Smart Lock
Kwikset’s Halo Touch Wi-Fi Fingerprint Sensible Lock enables you to simply use your distinctive fingerprint to lock and unlock your door. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

Set up Fingerprint Lock

We shocked Delane with a intelligent lock deadbolt to not only dress up her entrance doorway but also make her property a small additional secure.

The Kwikset Halo Contact Wi-Fi Fingerprint Clever Lock makes use of Delane’s exceptional fingerprint to open and lock her front door. This solitary-cylinder deadbolt also can be locked or unlocked by working with the keypad or critical from the exterior as effectively as the switch button from the inside of.

The intelligent lock has constructed-in Wi-Fi that connects right to the residence Wi-Fi network and smartphone for a safe clever household that does not need a 3rd-occasion intelligent residence hub, panel or membership. 

We also:

  • Touched up the paint on ironwork with spray paint
  • Painted front doorway and patio door dim teal

Today's Homeowner TV host Danny Lipford and co-host Chelsea Lipford Wolf pose with Delane Caldwell and her father, Tim Caldwell.
Today’s Homeowner Television host Danny Lipford and co-host Chelsea Lipford Wolf pose with Delane Caldwell and her father, Tim Caldwell. (3 Echoes Information Studio)

Publish-Output Thoughts

Delane’s breezeway is the primary entrance to her household, but just before it experienced a quite fatigued and haphazard experience to it the random collection of distinct slabs on the ground only still left guests with thoughts about what the area was supposed to be.

The unfortunate vacant planting mattress designed the property sense a ton more mature than it actually was, and the chain website link fence made it truly feel much more like a cage than a enjoyable space.

But now, the whole Room is taken on the field of a courtyard in a extravagant hotel the regularity of the stencil floor ties all the things alongside one another from the wrought iron gates to the lush inexperienced planting beds.

The door adds a pop of colour even though the fountain adds a amazing visual factor and a peaceful soundtrack for the place.

The very simple curtain rod and the curtains body the backyard and someway make it all sense like a resort and we did it all for considerably less than $1,200.

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