Oh Boy - I need some input (Putting in Porch)
So here is the situation. I have a house in escrow that does not have a screened porch or sunroom. I would love to have a sunroom, but will never be able to spend the money I have seen listed for their cost. The best I can ever hope for is a screened porch.
Right now here is the setup. a 16sf concrete pad with a canvas awning. On the outer edge of the screen area is a low deck that really needs the decking replaced. You can tell from looking at it, it had a hot tub at one time, years ago. This setup is shown in picture below.
Here is my idea. To do things in two stages. Stage 1 would be to put in a ground level deck in the size I want, probably something like 12x20, with an aluminum roof. At some time in the future I would complete stage 2 and screen in the covered patio. I'm also trying to decide if I should just rip out that old deck or resurface it for a possible hot tub again someday.
Any comments appreciated