December 8, 2022

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Swing Your Home

Creating A Beautiful Breezeway Entrance

This week, we’re reworking a breezeway that looks just about accidental into a much more inviting entrance.

Delane Caldwell’s breezeway to her front doorway is just a slim hallway to the backyard, but we’re likely to obtain a way to include it additional as a residing space.


The Projects

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 looked like a patchwork of slabs. So, to develop a uniform-seeking slab, we clean the concrete surface with a grinder.

Coating the breezeway with concrete epoxy paint creates a uniform coloration in the course of the breezeway. (3 Echoes Material Studio)

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

Just after the base coat dries, we pop a chalk structure line on the slab to start our stenciling.

Black epoxy paint tends to make the stencil pattern stand out. (3 Echoes Material Studio)

This stencil pattern is based on conventional Portuguese Azulejos tile designs. We utilized black epoxy paint to fill in the tile pattern on the concrete.


Curtains make this house experience additional like an outside residing space than a breezeway. (3 Echoes Information Studio)

Hang Curtains

To make the breezeway come to feel far more like a dwelling area, we get rid of the chain connection fence at the conclude and increase curtains.

The fence posts are established in concrete, so to take away them, we’ll have to have some leverage. Soon after digging up the dust all-around the foundation, we place a concrete block subsequent to the write-up to act as a fulcrum for our shovel.

Curtains hanging from spray painted galvanized curtain rod in a breezeway
To make the curtain rod huge plenty of to fill the breezeway, we connected two galvanized pipes collectively with a tee fitting. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

Our curtains are likely to cling the curtains from a galvanized threaded rod. We initially measure the breezeway to ensure our rod is prolonged adequate to span the overall 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 certain the spray paint will adhere. (3 Echoes Content material Studio)

Prior to we put in the rod, we paint it black to match the wrought iron. But, in advance of 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 insert depth and breadth to the garden room. (3 Echoes Written content Studio)

Fill Garden Mattress

Our upcoming undertaking is to remodel the yard bed inside the breezeway from a grime pit to a eco-friendly oasis.

We add a blend of inexperienced, leafy vegetation to fill the when-defunct backyard space.

Outdoor wall fountain on the siding of a home's exterior next to green leafy plants
This prepared-produced wall fountain does not call for any plumbing perform. (3 Echoes Information Studio)

Just after our crops are set, we set up a drinking water fountain earlier mentioned the backyard mattress to incorporate some stress-free river seems.

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


Kwikset's Halo Touch Wi-Fi Fingerprint Smart Lock
Kwikset’s Halo Touch Wi-Fi Fingerprint Good Lock permits you to basically use your unique fingerprint to lock and unlock your doorway. (3 Echoes Material Studio)

Set up Fingerprint Lock

We surprised Delane with a sensible lock deadbolt to not only gown up her front door but also make her house a minimal much more safe.

The Kwikset Halo Touch Wi-Fi Fingerprint Smart Lock takes advantage of Delane’s special fingerprint to open and lock her front doorway. This one-cylinder deadbolt also can be locked or unlocked by employing the keypad or essential from the outside as nicely as the switch button from the inside.

The clever lock has designed-in Wi-Fi that connects instantly to the home Wi-Fi network and smartphone for a safe clever house that does not have to have a 3rd-social gathering wise home hub, panel or subscription. 

We also:

  • Touched up the paint on ironwork with spray paint
  • Painted entrance door and patio door dark 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 House owner Television host Danny Lipford and co-host Chelsea Lipford Wolf pose with Delane Caldwell and her father, Tim Caldwell. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

Post-Output Ideas

Delane’s breezeway is the major entrance to her residence, but right before it experienced a really drained and haphazard experience to it the random collection of distinctive slabs on the ground only still left readers with questions about what the house was meant to be.

The unfortunate empty planting bed made the property really feel a good deal more mature than it essentially was, and the chain link fence made it feel a lot more like a cage than a calming house.

But now, the whole Place is taken on the area of a courtyard in a fancy lodge the consistency of the stencil ground ties everything alongside one another from the wrought iron gates to the lush environmentally friendly planting beds.

The doorway adds a pop of coloration while the fountain provides a cool visible aspect and a tranquil soundtrack for the space.

The uncomplicated curtain rod and the curtains frame the yard and someway make it all experience like a vacation resort and we did it all for less than $1,200.


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