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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Amazing EZ Screen Porch Windows wrote:
Why not convert a porch like this into a 3 ½ season screen porch? - The Amazing EZ-Screen Porch Windows would keep this porch as clean as the day it was built. All the while extending the time the owner would be able to use this new found room.
question about the railing on the left side of the stairs - Did you attach a handicap compliant railing to the right side of your stairs down in order to meet code? We have just had a deck built and were told that in order to pass inspection we need to attach an additional railing. I am concerned that this will ruin the finished look.