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.
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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