Updated: Jan 22
Porch Remodel- Going from 2 season to 3.5
When I arrived at a new potential client's house to look at a porch in Maple Grove I had NO IDEA what I would be getting into. It was a referral from Tschida Construction and Nick (owner or Tschida Construction) wanted my input on what to do for the walls, (drywall or keep the painted plywood) what finish to do for windows and railing, what to do for the floor, and replacing an outdated ceiling fan.
I thought it would be a one-and-done to be honest.
When Heather (the future/now present client) opened the door she immediately radiated this bubbly spirit that (I later learned) assisted in her crowning as a past Mrs. Minnesota.
She had never hired a designed before and was treating herself to my services as a luxury.
After the first consult, we had added in furniture, and staging for the porch and had also a plan to paint the adjacent kitchen since the doors would hopefully be open to the new porch space.
She envisioned sitting out there and having it be a place to visit, read, watch tv. She wanted it to not feel "dilapidated," and only able to use a few short months in the harsh Minnesota climate.
She said she LOVED deep reds, bling, Las Vegas, and even though that was not trendy or the normal Maple Grove house style, it was what she wanted. I do admit, I hate red and bling is not my style at all, so I was not as confident as usual.
I did see that she had moved into this house and kept everything the previous owner had up (art, window treatments, paint colors, lighting, etc.) and she had made her style to fit what was existing.
I could sense she was ready for change and wanted to evolve, but change is scary...and expensive.
We will get into the rest of the project...but for now...
-Choosing a luxury vinyl plank for flooring #flooring
-New windows, railing, drywall, floor
-Initial Design Mood Board options- we chose to build off option 1
Thank you for joining in and reading! I hope you got an insight into what we do, who we work with, the reality behind making old spaces new, and how awesome are clients are!