December 10, 2022

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Creating A Beautiful Breezeway Entrance

This 7 days, we’re transforming a breezeway that appears to be just about accidental into a more inviting entrance.

Delane Caldwell’s breezeway to her front door is just a slim hallway to the yard, but we’re going to locate a way to integrate it a lot more as a dwelling space.


The Jobs

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

Refinish the Concrete Slab

The concrete in the breezeway appeared like a patchwork of slabs. So, to develop a uniform-searching slab, we sleek the concrete surface area with a grinder.

Coating the breezeway with concrete epoxy paint generates a uniform color in the course of the breezeway. (3 Echoes Articles Studio)

Following we sweep the dust absent and rinse the slab off with a drinking water hose, we paint the new smooth slab with a base coat of white epoxy paint. 

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

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

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


Curtains make this area experience a lot more like an outside living area than a breezeway. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

Hold Curtains

To make the breezeway come to feel more like a dwelling area, we remove the chain hyperlink fence at the finish and incorporate curtains.

The fence posts are set in concrete, so to get rid of them, we’ll require some leverage. Immediately after digging up the filth all-around the base, we put a concrete block following 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 huge sufficient to fill the breezeway, we connected two galvanized pipes jointly with a tee fitting. (3 Echoes Information Studio)

Our curtains are heading to dangle the curtains from a galvanized threaded rod. We initial evaluate the breezeway to make certain our rod is long adequate to span the total 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 ensures the spray paint will adhere. (3 Echoes Material Studio)

Prior to we put in the rod, we paint it black to match the wrought iron. But, ahead of we can paint, we have to etch the rod with vinegar to assure 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 various heighth add depth and breadth to the back garden place. (3 Echoes Written content Studio)

Fill Backyard Mattress

Our future venture is to transform the backyard bed within the breezeway from a grime pit to a green oasis.

We include a blend of eco-friendly, leafy plants to fill the the moment-defunct backyard space.

Outdoor wall fountain on the siding of a home's exterior next to green leafy plants
This all set-made wall fountain does not require any plumbing do the job. (3 Echoes Content material Studio)

Soon after our vegetation are established, we install a water fountain higher than the yard mattress to increase some comforting river sounds.

Then, we fill the mattress with assorted crops, 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 exceptional fingerprint to lock and unlock your door. (3 Echoes Written content Studio)

Put in Fingerprint Lock

We surprised Delane with a smart lock deadbolt to not only dress up her front doorway but also make her household a tiny additional protected.

The Kwikset Halo Contact Wi-Fi Fingerprint Wise Lock uses Delane’s exclusive fingerprint to open and lock her front doorway. This single-cylinder deadbolt also can be locked or unlocked by making use of the keypad or important from the exterior as nicely as the convert button from the within.

The wise lock has developed-in Wi-Fi that connects right to the residence Wi-Fi community and smartphone for a safe wise residence that does not have to have a third-get together clever residence hub, panel or membership. 

We also:

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

Put up-Creation Feelings

Delane’s breezeway is the main entrance to her household, but right before it had a pretty fatigued and haphazard sense to it the random selection of diverse slabs on the floor only left site visitors with issues about what the house was meant to be.

The unfortunate vacant planting mattress created the property really feel a whole lot older than it really was, and the chain hyperlink fence made it sense much more like a cage than a comforting room.

But now, the entire Place is taken on the area of a courtyard in a fancy resort the consistency of the stencil flooring ties every little thing with each other from the wrought iron gates to the lush eco-friendly planting beds.

The doorway adds a pop of colour even though the fountain adds a neat visible element and a tranquil soundtrack for the place.

The easy curtain rod and the curtains body the backyard and somehow make it all come to feel like a vacation resort and we did it all for a lot less than $1,200.


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