We are doing some remodeling to a 100+ year old Craftsman. 30+ years ago, the front porch was enclosed. The front door was moved to be off-center and a front bay window was added along with a couple aluminum windows. We removed the acoustic ceiling tiles which covered the original wood ceiling and found an old porch ceiling light hole which would have been centered with the original door (picture shown).
We're debating whether to re-open and somewhat restore the original porch. The main downside is losing the square footage (although it's somewhat narrow) and the cost of the project. The architect liked the idea but our contractor doesn't think it's worth it. Thoughts? (and thanks for your opinion)