CommunityUsing Decorative Columns: Traditional detail can be added to a contemporary home

Using Decorative Columns: Traditional detail can be added to a contemporary home

I grew up in a home in Southern Georgia with beautiful columns on the front porch. Somehow I can’t get those out of my head and was wondering if you had any ideas abou how I could use decorative columns in my much more modern metro bi-level.
 

The Money Pit Answer

Absolutely. If you're interested in using decorative columns in your current space, technology comes to the rescue once again, with many manufacturers offering a huge selection of both columns and vertical pilasters in both urethane and cellular PVC. There are multiple installation options as well. On a bi-level you can use pilasters on opposite sides of the doorway to give height, warmth and a bit of southern elegance to your entryway. Inside, you can also use half-columns or pilasters to frame in an archway, or add a pediment to the top of the opening.