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Cottages & Bungalows - - Cottage Kitchens -

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

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