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Perfect Porch

This porch works beautifully to connect this home with the newly transformed outdoor spaces. The wicker furnishings help provide the comfortable, timeless feel for this perfect porch.
Renovation/Addition. Rob Karosis Photography

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December 17, 2013
joannwas wrote:
What brand or where can someone purchase a screen door like this?
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Smith & Vansant Architects PC
This is a swinging wood screen door from Marvin. We ordered it primed and painted the final coats in the color we desired.
    Bookmark   December 30, 2013 at 1:40PM
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July 15, 2013
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Through the Woods Fine Wood Floors, Inc.
I'd ask at a good (not big box) paint store. I find that product manufacturers generally have the best product knowledge. They usually have tech hotlines that you can call too.
    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 8:26AM
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May 2, 2013
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Smith & Vansant Architects PC
Sorry, I couldn't tell you. These came from Smith & Hawken furniture with that color.
    Bookmark   May 2, 2013 at 2:38PM
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Actually, this wicker furniture is from MAINE COTTAGE, I believe, and they have a color chart of many different colors to choose from. You will find this color at their website.
    Bookmark   January 2, 2014 at 7:09AM
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January 7, 2013
janetkv wrote:
I am interested in the lights, both the hanging and the wall.
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what type of flooring is this
    Bookmark   May 30, 2013 at 6:51PM
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Smith & Vansant Architects PC
This decking is a painted tongue and groove fir.
    Bookmark   May 31, 2013 at 7:04AM
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November 24, 2012
sumster70 wrote:
You do beautiful work! Could you please tell me the color of the siding? Looks like the perfect white. TIA!
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Smith & Vansant Architects PC
The deck paint is a gloss finish. It looks especially nice since it just got refinished for the photography.
    Bookmark   April 15, 2014 at 11:10AM
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interested in the paint colour used for the floor and the pillars?
    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 11:05AM
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October 5, 2012
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Maine Cottage
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    Bookmark   March 22, 2013 at 9:30AM
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    Bookmark   November 23, 2014 at 6:45PM
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April 24, 2012
tennisgran wrote:
Is the floor painted concrete? Thanks for any information.
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Smith & Vansant Architects PC
No, the floor of this back porch is a painted tongue and groove deck with a slight slope to help pitch water away from the building.
Hope that helps!
    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 12:04PM
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Thanks so much. My computer didn't show the detail.
    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 2:01PM
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November 13, 2014
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"The client lives outside a lot," Smith says. Thus, in the renovation, a major regrading of the land was in order, creating level areas for a series of outdoor rooms. This welcoming covered porch is off the garage. The door leads into the mudroom, and was intended for dog traffic.
Laura Fenton added this to Rocking Chairs Roll Onto Porches
Smith & Vansant Architects added a porch onto this home to connect it with its recently landscaped outdoor spaces. The architect notes that the wicker rockers give a "comfortable, timeless feel" to the outdoor space.
Becky Harris added this to Enliven Your Porch With Color
Choose painted wicker. While I'm usually a sucker for black wicker, these reds and yellows show off the owner's personal style and make this porch seem like a very happy spot.See the rest of this home

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