My columns are rotting and I've never been too crazy about them anyway. I want to remove them and replace them with a larger porch as seen in the attached photo of the blue house. Also attached is my white house. I am also not crazy about the fake balcony. I want to make the whole thing look cute and updated. I'm not sure what to do about the front facing gable on the roof. Need help here too. My house is located in Charlotte, NC, USA.
The 2 windows on either side of the front door go all the way to the floor and it might be cool to make them into doors.
Current porch 14'2" X 5'6"
door opening in brick 3'2" X 7'2"
large windows on both sides of the door 3'9" X 6'10"
measurement from right edge of left window to left edge of right window - 19'
measurement from right edge of right window to end of house 5'9"
I know I will have to re-landscape much of what is there