Phase one: ripping out the old deck and moving the brick walk way this was an family affair...
Phase Two: Adding the foundation and flooring:
Handy Hubby had help again.
We had a little break after these phases Plywood is expensive as well as the joist boards and Handy Hubby has a full time job so he took a mini break so that he could rest and we could replenish the porch stash.
Removing the existing windows on the end of the house and moving the doorway and installation of new door. Handy Hubby called the new door a @##@## Door.. That door was a long project and PLUMB is defined only one way.
We had to take a break after the door and window phase for two reasons: 1. To replenish the porch fund the door alone was over 300 bucks and 2. to give Handy Hubby a break.
Phase Four: Completion of wall framing and adding the roof. Note smart move..
2 foot overhang. It really has to be a BLOWING rain for water to make it on to the porch.
After some research we decided to add metal. It matched the red roof on our home and believe it or not it was very competitive in cost. Handy Hubby also prefers the much easier installation and the longevity of TIN.
And yes there is "crap", if I may Quote Handy Hubby, on it already...Final phase of course will be screen, lattice and a door. If you notice we went through Fall, winter and spring before this was finished. The first photos were of bare trees and leaves on the ground notice this last photo the trees are green and full.