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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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June 1, 2014
Christine Bouquin wrote:
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Hi Christine Bouguin and thanks for your question. Gee, we wish we could help you out - we love how the clients furnished the interior of the porch. Unfortunately, they purchased the furniture after we finished the job and don't know where they bought it or the brand. Sorry.
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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
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Thanks Feinmann, Inc. for the detailed explanation! @plizrogers, If you should need any more information or to check out our comprehensive photo gallery for ideas, feel free to visit our website at http://www.infratech-usa.com.
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December 2, 2013
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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.
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September 11, 2013
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.
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August 7, 2013
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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.
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July 3, 2013
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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!
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Thank you for your response.
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February 17, 2013
cristinem wrote:
Can you tell me the brand of the ceiling fan? Thanks.
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Hi Cristinem and thank you for your question. The fan is an Altus Modern 52" fan. Hope that helps.
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January 24, 2013
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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."
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Thanks so much for the info!
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August 20, 2012
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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
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July 23, 2012
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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
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April 12, 2012
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!
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Thanks for your help
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February 15, 2012
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.
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January 20, 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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