With our son commuting to college and our daughter in high school, we felt we needed to add some extra space to our home.
Solution? Convert our never-used back deck into a room--if the price was right.
So, we hired a company (Mennonite/Amish workmen) to convert our 10' x 24' former-deck space into an office/den.
We saved about five thousand dollars by going with a shed roof line instead of a peaked roof. I still had them vault the ceiling for a feeling of extra space.
We opted for three arched windows for the back of the room. To compensate for the cost of the arched windows, we chose to use opaque, 24" octagonal windows for the sides of the room.
We chose to install a small hotel heater instead or rerouting duct work and using our existing heat pump.
All furniture came from the antiques store, where I work one day/week and have a booth.
The couch, two wing back chairs, and slipper chair cost a total of 10 dollars as all pieces were either free or something we already had.
Every furniture/decor item that WASN'T found on an obliging curb or next to a trash can was purchased/traded for at the antiques store.
I hit clearance aisles of KMart and bought comforters in matching colors to cover the furniture. It took many days and lots of patience and re-starts, but I managed to reupholster (very unprofessionally) each furniture piece.
We chose a patterned industrial carpet instead of laminate, hardwood or tile.
I was shooting for a French Country look.
I held my breath as I added touches to tie it all together.
I finished decorating yesterday morning.
Here are photos of the work in progress.