So hubby and I set out to make it a porch instead. We took off the glass shades and screens, and then ripped off the aluminum doors and paneling. Here's everything we took off, in a big pile ready to be recycled:
We took it all to a local metal recycling place and were surprised at the cash amount we received for the aluminu. We're glad we did that (for both our planet and our wallet), as opposed to just chucking it. See, recycling pays - litterally! :)
And here's the result of the demo:
Much more open and inviting! :)
Mike had been working out in this space (see his weight bench set?) So he moved it to the basement and set up his workout space there.
Here's the before and after, one more time:
The next thing on our list was to make this porch a place to eat, entertain and relax outside. More on that to come later, but here's a sneak peak...