Creating A Beautiful Breezeway Entrance

This 7 days, we’re reworking a breezeway that appears to be like virtually accidental into a more inviting entrance.

Delane Caldwell’s breezeway to her front doorway is just a slender hallway to the yard, but we’re likely to locate a way to integrate it more as a residing house.


The Tasks

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

Refinish the Concrete Slab

The concrete in the breezeway appeared like a patchwork of slabs. So, to build a uniform-hunting slab, we smooth the concrete floor with a grinder.

Coating the breezeway with concrete epoxy paint creates a uniform colour all over the breezeway. (3 Echoes Written content Studio)

Just after we sweep the dust away and rinse the slab off with a h2o hose, we paint the new sleek slab with a base coat of white epoxy paint. 

Following the foundation coat dries, we pop a chalk layout line on the slab to get started our stenciling.

Black epoxy paint makes the stencil pattern stand out. (3 Echoes Content material Studio)

This stencil sample is based on classic Portuguese Azulejos tile patterns. We utilised black epoxy paint to fill in the tile pattern on the concrete.


Curtains make this space sense more like an out of doors dwelling space than a breezeway. (3 Echoes Written content Studio)

Dangle Curtains

To make the breezeway truly feel extra like a dwelling area, we take away the chain hyperlink fence at the close and insert curtains.

The fence posts are established in concrete, so to eliminate them, we’ll need some leverage. After digging up the dust about the foundation, we place a concrete block next 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 broad adequate to fill the breezeway, we related two galvanized pipes together with a tee fitting. (3 Echoes Material Studio)

Our curtains are going to dangle the curtains from a galvanized threaded rod. We initial measure the breezeway to make sure our rod is lengthy more than enough to span the full 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 assures the spray paint will stick. (3 Echoes Written content Studio)

Just before we set up the rod, we paint it black to match the wrought iron. But, before we can paint, we have to etch the rod with vinegar to make sure the spray paint adheres to it.


Breezeway entrance with garden bed filled with green leafy plants and wrought iron gate.
Environmentally friendly leafy plants with different heighth increase depth and breadth to the backyard room. (3 Echoes Content material Studio)

Fill Backyard Mattress

Our upcoming project is to renovate the backyard garden bed within the breezeway from a grime pit to a environmentally friendly oasis.

We add a combine of environmentally friendly, leafy plants to fill the as soon as-defunct yard space.

Outdoor wall fountain on the siding of a home's exterior next to green leafy plants
This completely ready-designed wall fountain doesn’t need any plumbing work. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

Just after our vegetation are set, we install a water fountain over the back garden mattress to include some relaxing river appears.

Then, we fill the bed with assorted crops, topped with a layer of backyard rocks.


Kwikset's Halo Touch Wi-Fi Fingerprint Smart Lock
Kwikset’s Halo Contact Wi-Fi Fingerprint Wise Lock lets you to only use your special fingerprint to lock and unlock your doorway. (3 Echoes Written content Studio)

Put in Fingerprint Lock

We shocked Delane with a good lock deadbolt to not only costume up her front door but also make her house a small additional secure.

The Kwikset Halo Contact Wi-Fi Fingerprint Sensible Lock makes use of Delane’s one of a kind fingerprint to open up and lock her front door. This single-cylinder deadbolt also can be locked or unlocked by employing the keypad or important from the outside the house as perfectly as the change button from the inside of.

The wise lock has built-in Wi-Fi that connects specifically to the property Wi-Fi community and smartphone for a protected smart property that does not need a third-occasion clever home hub, panel or membership. 

We also:

  • Touched up the paint on ironwork with spray paint
  • Painted front door and patio door darkish 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 Property owner Tv host Danny Lipford and co-host Chelsea Lipford Wolf pose with Delane Caldwell and her father, Tim Caldwell. (3 Echoes Written content Studio)

Post-Creation Ideas

Delane’s breezeway is the main entrance to her residence, but ahead of it experienced a pretty drained and haphazard feel to it the random assortment of different slabs on the flooring only left guests with thoughts about what the room was supposed to be.

The sad vacant planting bed created the house truly feel a good deal older than it truly was, and the chain link fence designed it experience extra like a cage than a stress-free place.

But now, the whole Place is taken on the field of a courtyard in a fancy hotel the consistency of the stencil ground ties almost everything collectively from the wrought iron gates to the lush inexperienced planting beds.

The doorway provides a pop of colour while the fountain adds a awesome visual component and a peaceful soundtrack for the area.

The very simple curtain rod and the curtains frame the yard and by some means make it all truly feel like a vacation resort and we did it all for less than $1,200.


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