This was the concept we began with when designing our screened in porch. We wanted a nice outdoorish place we could relax with our cats. We decided to just add on to the existing deck because it was in good shape and a good size.
Here is where we ended up at the end of day one. My Brother-in-law Andy came to help us with the project, and I am really, really glad he did – he has a lot more construction experience than we do and helped us avoid lots of mistakes.
Here it is at the end of day two. We used cedar to build the frame, because it is so much lighter than pressure treated wood. Also it smells *really* good.
Besides Andy, we had a little animal help in the form of neighbor animals.
Here it is mostly done. We still have some trim work to do, and need to seal it.
The cats quite love it, and so do I!
Supplies for this project came in at about $2200 – plus we paid Andy for his time. So we saved about $14K over the professional estimate. yay! Soon we will have a party to celebrate.