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glamgirrl 03-08-2010 09:24 PM

How do I renovate my 3 season porch?
 
My house has a large side porch that is currently 3 seasons...it's unheated. It came with awful faux green wood panelling mixed with brown faux panelling and a mixture of carpet & lino floor. It's in rough shape, and I'd like to redo it. The question is where to start?! The ceiling has icky acoustic tiles ( I want to put up T&G cottage grade pine) and redo the walls in tongue & groove pine as well. (The whole house is kinda cottagey).
Do I take down the ceiling first, then the wall panels? Or the other way around? I'm hoping I can add insulation to keep it warmer in the winter too...there is a duct in the basement that seems to go into this porch, but it's closed off- I might be able to get heat in there.

It has windows on 3 sides- only 2 that open, the rest are fixed (and need replacing!) My stairs to the basement are through this porch too, and it has 3 doors- one into the kitchen, one out the front of the house, and one into the back side yard. All good metal exterior doors.
Any advice for me?

Scuba_Dave 03-08-2010 09:31 PM

You need to plan on insulating the floors, walls & ceilings 1st
Unless you are going to leave it 3 season ?
But with insulation you will be able to use the area longer

So decide how much you want to do 1st
Myself I'd insulate everything

glamgirrl 03-08-2010 09:35 PM

I can tell from peeking behind the loose panelling that there is some insulation-but I'm guessing not alot. So should I take down the ceiling first and insulate that and put up the t&g boards, THEN do the walls? I'm not sure what order this project should go in- without making a huge mess! I tend to do things in stages, rather than tear it all down then put it all back up...partly due to cost! LOL
Thanks,

Scuba_Dave 03-08-2010 09:37 PM

Heat rises, so I would do the ceiling 1st
Just make sure you wil be able to get the wall paneling off after doing the ceiling

Gary in WA 03-09-2010 07:34 PM

Walls first: http://www.explainthatstuff.com/heatinsulation.html

Be safe, Gary


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