This is the lakeside porch addition as it was when we purchased the cottage.(sorry about the picture quality). A 6' x 15' room with horrible windows but a marvelous lake view, and wonderful stone steps crafted of Medina Sandstone.
(photo prior to taking possesion)
After removing furniture left behind by previous owners, we applied several coats of white paint.
And ordered new windows and doors.
Tore out that ugly floor, and added a small lakeside deck with access from the porch and living room.
And used our freshened up room as our dining area. Very cozy! If we seated guests, we would pull the table out, seat them and slide the table back. It worked for us.....for awhile.
But, after the cottage became our home...(another story)... a small addition started formulating in my mind. We could only expand the room by 3', in order to maintain the allowed setback from the lake. Everyone thought I was crazy to go through all of that to gain 3 feet ??!!!
In the dead of winter, with 40mph winds whipping off the lake (just 75' away), another room was built.
And then the original outer wall was removed. We were able to reuse the windows and only had to order 3 new ones.
The porcelain tile which we had installed was no longer available.
We had no choice, but to tear it out!
Even though we had a proper foundation constructed with the addition, the floor remained cold, so we installed a NuHeat electric floor blanket under our new vinyl plank "Konecto" floor.
Just look how much room we have now. Our new table is wonderful....both leaves fold to the center when it is just the two of us, and open up to accomodate eight with comfort.
A view of the addition from the outside ( we added a lower deck last spring ).
And a new sign inspired by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch (just a couple of weeks ago)
Thank you Susan!
I think ITLLDO.....for awhile!
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