This has been a long project in the making but I can finally share our beautiful
So sit back and enjoy our journey as we transform an ugly duckling into a
When we purchased our home some 6 years ago on the back of the house were
2 decks. An upper that at one time was closed in with screening and a large lower deck.
First let's look at the before pictures.
A fun porch no walls, beautiful scenery , large posts very open and a mosquito heaven.
Beware many pictures to follow:
Let the construction begin.
Mr WWH started removing beams back in April
Then the framing started.....you see the new wood where the railing was. This was to prepare for
the windows.There was quite a lot of prep work prior to the windows being installed.
Next comes the ceiling
Seen in the above picture there was no ceiling just a roof. Mr WWh installed a steel
roof on the porch last year.
Mr WWH has the railings temporarily screwed to keep the dogs from falling off.
Then up went the r12 insulation covered by 6mil. poly(plastic)
I painted the pine tongue and grooved slats and he installed them.
Quite the view!
Then the day came.......
They arrived to do all the capping with aluminum....
Railing still temporary in place.
The windows have arrived!
This unit is comprised of a frame with 3 windows.
Window 1 goes into place....
Next # 2 window.....
Again this frame has 3 windows
next window #3
The last frame has 2 windows
Lastly the door gets installed
As you can see on the door the windows stack when they are open .
The wall windows do the same and then it becomes a screened in porch.
Did I happen to mention that the windows are not glass!!
Flex vinyl glazing more durable than glass.
I see Benny!!!
Next Mr.WWH went to work on the floor
installing blue SM styrofoam insulation.
Then he added a sub floor
Lastly comes the carpet. He laid gray indoor outdoor.. Made sense..easy clean
up and if the windows are left open and it rains.........
Well the time has come for the upper deck to reveal it's beauty!
What's great about this room is that the furniture stays...
no lugging it into the barn for over the winter months.
I can see a Christmas tree and decorations
here can't you!!
You all know me by now that the decor will be changing
up season to season.......
Hmmmm another chair, a small table....a carpet..
floating shelves for books on the house wall.
If you happen to come calling you
know where I'll be.
I know we will get many years of enjoyment out of this room.
Next a new look on the lower deck !
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