I have five ideas for you:
- larger front door
First of all- I would use a breezeway to connect your future garage from your home. They not only give you shelter- but also add charm and character.
Secondly- do you see the large mass of no windows or anything on your house? I would want your portico to be large enough to cover a lot of that- and visually minimize it. I would take your porch area all the way to the right- as there is no architectural interest over there at all. This will not be a large porch- but large enough to help your house work better visually- and you can perhaps fit a bistro table and two chairs.
Third- shutters. The photo second from the bottom of the post has some shutters- I thought even giving your picture some shutters with my sharpie marker made a big difference. Use a style consistent with your new Craftsman detailing.
Fourth- Stone. I would use some stone at the base of the columns. Notice that in every picture in the post there is stone at the base of the columns. It really adds a richness. Notice the home at the very bottom of the post only has stone at the base of the columns- not on the rest of the house- this would be the case with your place- as you can see- it looks great.
Fifth- a larger door. Your door is screaming, "I am not a front door, I am just a back door!" Take it out and frame in a larger Craftsman style front door- like I added at the top of the post.