NEW HOUSE COLOR? I would use this decorative design the the house I love. Columns on stone. The little bit of stone then siding. Windows instead of doors The porch floor itself stay the same on the house I love.
I always see houses that have this awkward space in side the front door - too small for a living room - but not the best place for an office - this idea of using it as a make-shift mud room totally solves that problem. Love the built in cubbies, too.
53 Mind-blowing kitchen pantry design ideas ~ THIS, exactly. Stain the counter-height shelf, large baskets on bottom shelves, Paint the bead board paneling same color as kitchen bottom cabinets, Paint the rest white