BUILDING OUT OF THE BOX
The porch was designed to have ample space and convenience for entertaining. The old deck was 13 by 28 feet; the new porch is 16 by 28 feet with an additional 8- by 10-foot outdoor deck for grilling. You can enter it from the kitchen and family room.
“We wanted the porch to look like part of the house,” Joann says. “So we did the roofline and hardy plank siding on the outside of the porch to match the house. My pet peeve is when something looks added on.”
They knocked down the existing deck, which wasn’t built well, and started from scratch. “Since we were knocking down what we had, we decided to make