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A Room for All Seasons traditional porch
 

A Room for All Seasons

Past clients of Feinmann Design|Build, sought our design assistance on a project for their Belmont home that they’d long been dreaming of: a comfortable outdoor space creating a screened porch with heating elements to extend the seasons. Our team had renovated the homes’ Kitchen, Master Bedroom and Master Bath and was eager to begin work on establishing a place for our clients to gather with guest’s outdoors. Of critical importance to the plan was having easy access from the outdoor room to the hot tub area outdoors.

A cube design proved to be an innovative solution for the relatively small footprint of the home and yard. A square cut was made into the existing space and new doors were installed as one entrance to the porch. Similar to those found on the patios of restaurants, heating elements were installed. Connected to the hot tub area by a screen door, the homeowners are now able to dry off in the warmth and comfort of the outdoor room. Heaters and smart interior design created a space worthy of enjoyment in the fall and winter as well as in the warmer months.

Due to the close proximity to wetlands, our team developed a working relationship with the Environmental Commission to ensure that environmental standards were being met in the design and construction. Alongside the commission, Feinmann designed a rainwater mitigation system to direct the screen porch roof runoff into a collection tank. Unique design solutions, considerate project management and expert craftsmanship have helped Feinmann build a long relationship with our clients – for all their renovation needs.



Photos by John Horner
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plizrogers wrote:
Heaters - What brand is the heater. Do you find infrared more effective for heating such spaces. Do basic convection principles apply when using infrared (for example, do you still turn the fan on in reverse to help circulate the heat? Or does that not work since they heat objects, not spaces?)?
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Hi and thanks for your question. An infrared heater like the ones we used in this project provides directional (versus circulating) heat and warms solid objects - like the body - but not the space. Our staff says you wouldn't turn on the fan at all while using the infrared heaters. On the other hand, if you wanted to heat the space, you would need to replace the screens with glass in the cold weather, insulate the floor and maybe use either radiant floor heating or baseboard heating (and then you'd use the fans to redistribute the heat that rises from the floor). http://www.infratechheatersusa.com/?source=msnss&kw=infratech_infratech
January 9, 2014 at 11:03am   
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Joyce Ruffley wrote:
Christmas - I am trying to get ideas on decorating decorating.
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Hi Joyce and not sure what you are asking about. Could you be more specific? Thanks for your interest in Feinmann.
December 4, 2013 at 9:56am   
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cmvaughn wrote:
where can I find those Teal/Turquoise pillow? Arre they for outdors?
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Hi & thanks for your question. The pillows belong to the owners and they are not outdoor material like Sunbrella. Sorry. We think they came from Home Goods. Good luck.
November 14, 2013 at 9:26am   
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gfkkm wrote:
Flooring - Beautiful space. What is the flooring. If composite - by who and what color? Looks great with the white walls and blonde furniture. Thank you
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Hi and thanks for your comment and question. We love this award-winning space! The floor is composite. It is Trex Winchester Grey 1x6 planks. Also used on the exterior decking.
August 22, 2013 at 2:18pm   
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ichalek wrote:
lovely design -have you ever used polycarbonate panels for roofing? - We plan to build a similar style screen room but do not want to eliminate the natural light in our dining room and kitchen. Have you ever used clear or translucent panels for roofing?
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We have not, but one of our architects on staff has seen it done to good effect and we'd love to get the chance to do so. It is not an uncommon application of Kalwall. Good luck!
July 16, 2013 at 8:09am   
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Thank you for your response.
July 16, 2013 at 7:17pm   
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fvoorhees wrote:
What color is the paint on walls and ceilings? - It's beautiful. Can u tell me what color paint is on the walls and also where did you get the fan and the couch from?
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Hi and thanks for your comments. The wall color is Benjamin Moore White Sand (OC-10) and the ceiling and trim is Latex Impervo "Decorator's White."
July 11, 2013 at 12:06pm     
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Thanks so much for the info!
July 29, 2013 at 10:21pm   
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tracyrs14 wrote:
Infrared Heating Element - Could you tell me who manufactures the heating unit mounted on the wall and where I could get that from? Thanks. PS - I live in the DC area but grew up in Belmont!!
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Hi and thanks for your interest. It is from Infratech USA. Here is the link: http://www.infratech-usa.com/comfort/products/wdseries.php
August 21, 2012 at 10:55am     
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rlb46 wrote:
rlb46 - I would like to know the make and model number of the ceiling fan
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Hi & thanks for your interest. We love how the fan works with this beautiful screened porch. Here is the link for the fan. Enjoy! http://www.arcadianlighting.com/mf-alt.html
July 24, 2012 at 10:18am   
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tsemdkel wrote:
are there windows that cover the screens in fall and spring?
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Here are the answers to your questions from the project manager in charge: It was a custom built screen system by a small local company. It was not the largest Velux skylight. An S06 is approx. 45X46 and a M08 is approx. 30X55. The ones we used are M06 approx. 30X46. The president of our firm knows and recommends Architectural Building Arts in Madison Wisconsin. Hope this is helpful information for you. Good luck with your project!
February 19, 2014 at 1:26pm   
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Thanks for your help
February 19, 2014 at 6:32pm   
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susanstevens1956 wrote:
We just added a 200square foot closet to our master bedroom, off the bathroom. How can we incorporate my husbands stationary bike. The room has 2 windows. gym/closet any ideas???
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Hi Susan, We is your house located? We are in the Boston area and would be happy to provides some design services if you are interested.

Best regards.
February 20, 2012 at 6:46am   
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cristinem wrote:
Can you tell me the brand of the ceiling fan? Thanks.
   Comment   February 17, 2013
lucyannie wrote:
About the railing? Is it mounted inside of the screen and if so why? - Like the looks and am curious about the railings and if it was mounted inside the screens
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Porch  
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Keywords
ceiling fan · deck · outdoor cushions · patio furniture · patio heaters · SCREEN PORCH · sloped ceiling
 
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