The decking has been coming apart on the kitchen porch for a while. The stairs were nailed in, so we're constantly pushing the nails back into the boards with our shoes. The steps are loose and the posts are showing signs of rot. Then someone pointed out that the posts weren't actually holding up the roof, the ceiling was just resting on it.
Here's the porch mid-demo.
We found the old concrete slab steps under the porch.
The plan is for new square columns to match the formal front entrance, mahagony floor and stairs, and to widen the stairs.
I also want to replace the railings with a more victorian-styled balustrades, but we'll do those at a later time. The porch is only a few inches off the ground, so the railings aren't a code requirement. The goal is to finish this before the "First Day of School" photo.