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How on earth do I do this?

We need an extra bedroom, but are very low on cash. We have a Florida room / porch that usually goes unused and is near the kitchen. It's pretty large double the size of our master bedroom. It's attached to the house, there is a door in the kitchen that leads right into it. The roof is part of the roof of the house. (if that makes sense, a real roof) It's all screen on 3 sides of it.

Is it possible to turn the porch into a bedroom? My dh is very handy and good at building things. He helped build on a room to his moms home. How difficult would it be? What is the most Cost effective way to do this on a very very tight budget.

Any thoughts, ideas, advice?


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Asked by Anonymous at 4:16 PM on Jun. 28, 2011 in Home & Garden

Answers (6)
  • What about permits? If he is handy/licensed... I see no harm... but your costs are going to be in permits... ~*icky*~

    Answer by MommaClark3 at 4:19 PM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • And Materials

    Answer by MommaClark3 at 4:20 PM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • If you are doing it on a budget, the easiest thing, and the quickest, is plexiglass or glass (whichever is cheapest in your area) windows to cover the screens .... and good curtains. You could add drywall or sheetrock if you have bare boards, insulation, carpet or lino, etc. Each item will add to the overall cost. But, to just put up the windows over the screens would likely be the cheapest ... and you shouldn't need any permits (check anyway ~ better safe than sorry). I think the biggest issue would be whether or not the room already has electric for lighting, maybe a ceiling fan, etc. That would require permits in most towns and likely a professional to do the work.

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 5:21 PM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • yes you can do it, maybe put a tall piece of furniture by the window to protect from too much sun or too much draft?

    Answer by lizzybee44 at 8:13 PM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • Yes, provided you can get a permit to do it ~

    Answer by tasches at 5:18 PM on Jun. 29, 2011

  • Sure and if you are working inside you may not need the permit. We haven't bought them for anything we have done to our home on the inside.

    Answer by scout_mom at 12:53 PM on Jul. 1, 2011

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