Every lake house needs a screened porch. We were so excited ours had one, but we rarely used it and for a month in early summer it would fill with pollen and for almost half the year it was full of snow. So…this past late summer, we decided to remove the screens and replace them with windows. We insulated the floor and added heat.
We now use it all the time. It is a favorite place to have coffee in the mornings or to sit and read or have a cocktail in the evenings while dinner cooks. There’s access out to the back porch and the grill.
The Gone Fishing pillow is a favorite. Chandler 4 Corners hooked pillows and rugs are great accent pieces!
We hung a vintage wooden water ski above the sunroom door going into the dining room and kitchen.
The other half of the sunroom is still working through the creative juices. For now it is our little kids’ stage and studio. It’s a perfect space to sit and watch their performances. We will be hanging the mirror and other items making a gallery wall. If the music studio stays here then maybe a faux zebra or cowhide rug under the drums, some special lighting… I’ll post an update when it’s ready.
Now this little used space is a favorite room in the house. Maybe we will find a place to add a screened porch that will get better use at some point. Half the fun is the dreaming about the next project!