What a Transformation to this Sunroom!

This month we are discussing a beautiful sunroom we built out from a regular screened in porch.

The results were gorgeous!

How did they find you?
East Cobb Moms Facebook Group.


What made them decide to get the renovation? Was it an older house?
They had a screened-in porch that they wanted to convert into a sunroom. They also wanted to open up two walls and connect this new sunroom to the living room and kitchen area.


How has the sunroom changed?
First, we stripped off the whole porch. Second, we reframed the walls for the additional windows and door. Then we reframed the floor so that we could install new hardwoods. After that we added two skylights in the existing roof structure and installed can lights. Finally, we added two sturdy LVL beams to support the expanded new openings in the walls.IMG_0279
Did you have to do any shoring under the floors?
Basically the entire structure from roof to walls to floor had to be reinforced.


When creating sunrooms do you have to consider the increased sun exposure? How do you address this?
Certainly more sunshine will bring in more heat. To compensate, we added a good layer of insulation to the new walls, into the ceiling and under the floor.  Then a new air conditioning unit was added to the home. We connected this HVAC to the sunroom by installing two floor vents and one return. A ceiling fan was installed; the windows are energy efficient with Argon Gas and Low -E , new window blinds will come next.

What part of the sunroom is the homeowner most excited about?
The sunroom brought an amazing amount of light into the house. It also brought the outside view inside the living area, which before had just been a small standard window.

What other projects did Atlanta Curb Appeal accomplish?


The living room got a face-lift. We added unobtrusive can lights. Plus the old fireplace got pulled out and a new heat-glo fireplace was installed. Heat-glo fireplaces are amazing, it is the luxury of a fireplace without the inconvenience. Our clients worked with an architect, so we got full set of drawings and 3d views of everything before we started. The architect designed the whole new fireplace wall with ensconced side shelves and a TV niche.


The project took 4 weeks from start to end.

We enjoyed working with the homeowner and they are in love with their new space.

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Portico F.A.Q.

Portico F.A.Q.

What is a Portico?

“A portico is a porch leading to the entrance of a building, or extended as a colonnade, with a roof structure over a walkway, supported by columns or enclosed by walls. This idea was widely used in Ancient Greece and has influenced many cultures, including most Western cultures” from Wikipedia.

What are the most popular styles of Porticos?

At Atlanta Curb Appeal, the most popular portico style we have been seeing this year is the Colonial Portico. Below are two examples of Colonial Style Porticos we have created in the past twelve months.

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JohnsCreekExterior2How much does a Portico cost?

A standard Portico will cost about $5K. Special custom details can increase the price.

What are some of the choices to be made when selecting a Portico?

Surprisingly there are a lot of decisions to be made. We can help guide the homeowner to a design that will best accentuate their curb appeal.

What are the benefits of a Portico?

Portico benefits include shelter from the rain and protection from direct sunlight to the entryway. Porticos also give an air of dignity and polish to your home’s exterior. Finally they increase the overall property value of the home.

Are there any limitations to installing a Portico?

No limitations, but enough space is required above the door so a gabled roof can be attached. Some homes have a low placed second floor window, which necessitates a flat roof instead of a gabled one.

Here is a list of options for a new Portico installation

Column shape

  • Square Solid
  • Square with Inlay
  • Round

Roofing Materials for Porticos

  • Matching Shingles
  • Metal
  • Copper
  • Aluminum

Column Length

  • Full length
  • Half Columns ending in Stone
  • 3/4 Columns ending in Stone

Column Quantity

  • 4 corners
  • 2 front corners
  • Double Column in Front

Roof Style

  • Pointed Gable
  • Flat with Small Rise
  • Triangle Gable
  • Curved
  • Pointed Gable with Interior Curve Design


  • Ground Level
  • Add on Porch with no sides
  • Add on Porch with 2 sides
  • Add on Porch with Sides and Gate

Interior Ceiling

  • Flat
  • Curved
  • Inlaid Wood Design


  • Single Hanging Fixture (very popular)
  • Wall Fixture
  • Uplighting on columns

Installing a new Portico onto your home can be a fantastic way to increase curb appeal. Atlanta Curb Appeal installs Porticos in East Cobb, Marietta, Alpharetta, John’s Creek and Towne Lake. Please check out our online reviews on our testimonials page on our website.

Thanks for reading

Atlanta Curb Appeal, 770-778-1172 http://www.atlantacurbappeal.com