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Old 11-16-2008, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Trinity Florida
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does anyone know what a wood screened porch, 14x16 would cost? or a 12x14?

it would be on slab not crawl..
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Old 11-16-2008, 10:36 AM
 
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THis brought back some fond memories of sitting on my grandmother's screened porch in the 1950s. BA/C (before a/c). Best place even in New Orleans, esp during the Spring and Fall. She had 2 big Hunter ceiling fans and several rocking chairs. We'd go out there with lemonade (made from scratch) and rock and talk. I have a picture of me and my 1st child and my grandmother and her sister who lived with her, all rocking on the porch. Great times!
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Old 11-16-2008, 11:19 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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THis brought back some fond memories of sitting on my grandmother's screened porch in the 1950s. BA/C (before a/c). Best place even in New Orleans, esp during the Spring and Fall. She had 2 big Hunter ceiling fans and several rocking chairs. We'd go out there with lemonade (made from scratch) and rock and talk. I have a picture of me and my 1st child and my grandmother and her sister who lived with her, all rocking on the porch. Great times!
Yes - the provenance of the South (and Southern lives!!!) is wrapped up in porches!!! Just think of all the Southern movies that feature action taking place on porches . . .
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Old 11-16-2008, 09:00 PM
 
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We mainly use ours for parties...I don't sit out there much despite even having a tv out there....
BUT, my furbabies (two indoor only cats) LLLLLOOOOOOOVVVVEEEEEE it. Seeing them sit out there makes me so gald we got a house with one...
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Old 11-17-2008, 07:32 AM
 
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We mainly use ours for parties...I don't sit out there much despite even having a tv out there....
BUT, my furbabies (two indoor only cats) LLLLLOOOOOOOVVVVEEEEEE it. Seeing them sit out there makes me so gald we got a house with one...
We are so on the same page... right now dh and I are looking for a rental house. I swear we are considering houses we wouldn't have otherwise looked twice at just because they have a screened porch aka "cat room" !
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Old 11-17-2008, 07:37 AM
 
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does anyone know what a wood screened porch, 14x16 would cost? or a 12x14?

it would be on slab not crawl..
Berry, is the slab already under the roof line? If so, a screened porch would be pretty affordable, just several thousand. If however you have to also have a roof extended and built over the slab that will add a significant amount to the whole project.
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Old 11-17-2008, 08:18 AM
 
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A screened in porch will be the next major purchase for my house when the time is right....love them....
Me too. I already got an estimate which unfortunately came in at $19,000 so it has to wait a while longer!
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Old 11-17-2008, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Trinity Florida
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Im thinking loves it will run us 18k we want a wood one, with wrought iron spindles or even wood spindles we arent particular, just something we can sit in and eat and drink and be merry...LOL

Oh and I did I say drink??? hahahaha
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Old 11-17-2008, 08:28 PM
 
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LOL....I get that feeling from your username that we're DEFINITELY on the same page DameMeow...the sun rises and sets with my two babies....I knew they'd like it...I didn't know how much!!! The only little issue is that the neighbors let their cats roam and I'll see their cats sitting at the porch door driving mine CRAZY!!! lol....They can't wait to get out there...we have an alarm with door sensors and it's so funny to listen to the beeps all day as they go in and out....the tile is a little cold for their tootsies lately though...so they aren't out there for long in the last several weeks....we were city dwellers back in NY and they sat on the window ledge way up on the 5th floor...now they're right in the action....

I swear my one cats looks at me sometimes and says with his eyes, May I eat him? Plllleeezzeee? LOL....Naughty boy....
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Old 11-17-2008, 09:35 PM
 
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One way to keep th cost down is to do a paver slab yourself. If you are handy, that is! Level the dirt and slant away from the house, lay pavers in whatever style you want, and brush sand over the pavers, wat down, dry, brush more sand, wet, etc. Until it is firm. Then get a handyman type to construct a pressure-treated wood frame and stratch screening over the top and sides. You won't have the benefit of a real roof but the pavers can be built on later, when you have more money.
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