Does anyone have a sun/screen porch?
I have always wanted a glass porch with screens. I am remodeling an old farmhouse and want to turn the current porch into a laundry/mudroom and put a new porch 23' x 10' on the back. I would like to have a glass porch, where the windows open with screens for the summer, but can be used in the fall and spring as well (zone 4). I was thinking about putting in electric baseboard heat on a separate thermostat, just in case I want to use it in the colder months, or for special occasions.
It's the only place with a really good view of the back of our farm and the horses, which I love and it's a big enough porch to use for a dining area when necessary, since the kitchen will have a corner banquette with table and two chairs. I thought I'd rather have the porch, than a separate dining room and eat-in kitchen.
Any suggestions or pictures? What about floor and ceiling ideas? It would have to be durable in the summer when the screens are open. Thanks for the input!