before. This was a simple porch that the client wanted to dress up and give more interest and make more welcoming. My suggestion was to add more columns to define the space and create interest. That change and the painted brick makes the entrance much more welcoming.
as built 3D model
option 1; simple columns with wrapped trim to create a solid plinth and capital.
option 2; a tapered column with detailing in a more Craftsman style
front view, after
front view, before