Saturday, March 30, 2013

Porch Redo Started

As I said in the last post Kevin stayed back at the house Thursday while the rest of us went to Blue Springs Park to see the Manatees.  The contractor was here with his crew to begin the tear down of our old screened porch, to reinstall the enclosed sunroom that will make this space very functional.
I took some before pictures and then as they began the tear down.

Screen porch before. The table barrier up to prevent kids and dogs from getting to pool area.

Back of porch area - before

View from pool side to door. You can see one of the ugly lights still up.

They put up the structural posts, and redid the ugly popcorn ceiling with the vinyl overlay while we were away and have taken the measurements to order the windows and doors.  Once these are done they will return and install them along with the insulated walls so the room will go from just a screened porch to an enclosed usable room space.  We will be able to get a lot more use from this.
I'll be happy that the opening between the porch and pool area will be closed off for the safety of kids and pets, but will be a light and visible space for seeing into the pool area.  Going from the bronzed finish to the white already has it looking much better. 

They made quick work of removing the screened panels

When replacing the pressure treated wood end pieces the area had settled so over the years the last two posts were no longer connected to the foundation.  So glad we didn't just use the existing structure, but replaced the posts.

Structural pieces in place and new ceiling up too

Ready and waiting for windows, doors and wall pieces.

Kevin took down the ugly outdated lamps and we'll put up some light ceiling fans for moving air around and lighting.  This project should be completed once the windows are ready in two weeks.

Last night we had a BBQ over at Patrick's house where Steve and his family are staying while down here visiting.  The kids swam while we visited and then we all enjoyed a nice dinner prepared by Steve and Janice. 

Girls hanging out in jacuzzi

Boys playing volleyball in pool

Steve and Janice getting smoked out while grilling our meal

Kevin talking with his mom as we wait for dinner.

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