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Sunroom Update – Outside

It’s been a while since the last sunroom update and a lot has happened! The outside is this close to being done and we just need paint and furniture on the inside, Whoop-whoop! We are almost there people! Today, I’m just sharing the outside. Cross your fingers the inside may be painted by the end of the week and I’ll have an update on that for you too.

A large lawn in front of a house

So here’s where we are at today! You may notice we are still missing quite a bit of siding…

Home renovation exterior photo

See that bit of metal roofing that’s missing as well? That’s what’s causing all the hold ups on the outside, apparently we can’t find the same style of roofing, but they are still looking. In the meantime, the siding can’t go back on until the roof is finished. There will also be another window box where you see those 3 brown rectangles and shutters on this window as well…someday. If anyone knows where to find this roof in the meantime let me know!!

Outdoor furniture on a deck While we are up here we might as well check out the railing! We went with white posts and railings and dark brown rails to be less of a distraction from the view. I also love how they tie in with our dark doors, window boxes and furniture.

Outdoor furniture on a deck

Speaking of furniture ta-da! We splurged on these comfy chairs from Pottery Barn, they are really comfortable and the Mr. and I have been enjoying hanging out here in the evenings. The kids also manage to squeeze in these with us too. Oh, and the rug I found on sale at Frontgate. I still need to find a table and accessories for up here, but I haven’t figured all that out yet.

Gray and white siding

Looking up from the deck, we added this bump out with the corbels up in the peak here to add a bit more interest. Those 3 holes will be sporting fun barn lights soon, so stay tuned on that one.

Gray and white cottage with sunroom

We originally planned on keeping all the paneling on the outside white and I did love it, but when you live on a lake you tend to think about what your house looks like from a distance. When we were out on the boat it looked pretty blah all white and you couldn’t tell how pretty the windows and trim were, so I painted all the panels grey to match the siding and I love the way it pops now.


A large lawn in front of a house


Gray and white cottage and patio

The Mr. and I spent all weekend digging up our landscaping (and consequently poking holes in our underground sprinkling – whoopsie) and moving it around to make it work with the addition. I will be planting more color in the front next spring.

A large lawn in front of a house

See? Getting there! To see more of our sunroom plans you can click here, here or here.

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  1. So beautiful! Can you tell me sources for the railing you chose? You have exquisite taste! It’s as though the sunroom were original to your lovely home!

  2. Looks great. Possible idea…if the roofing is that hard to find, since it’s a small area, just redo that entire sections.
    Yes it will cost a little more, but the frustrating wail will be over. Good luck!

  3. Looks AHmazing, Kelly!! Those chairs look so comfy! I could totally enjoy a glass (glasses??) of wine out there! I can’t wait to see the finished sun room I know it’s going to really beautiful!

  4. Hi, Kelly – looks fabulous! Practical question: do you leave your PB chaises out all the time? How do/ will they handle wet weather?

    1. Hey Cindy, so we leave the actual chairs out all the time (although we will take them in for the winter) and we take the cushions in when it rains. They can be left in the rain but they take a while to dry out. PB recommends purchasing the covers that go with them but we haven’t done that. So far they are holding up perfectly.

  5. Is this the roofing? Metal Sales5 ft. Classic Rib Steel Roof Panel in Burnished Slate
    Model # 2313149 Internet # 204254731 – at Home Depot.

    1. Thanks Teresa! We bought it from a specialty metal roof company so that looks close, but not quite it. Thanks for the help! Still searching :)

  6. How pretty and I am so happy that you are getting it while you and your children can enjoy it. We wish we had put our deck on while our children were home, but time and money didn’t allow. Enjoy every minute out there.

    I saw lots of pretty outdoor wicker on sale at our Pier One yesterday.

  7. It looks wonderful. I am sure the interior décor will be beautiful. I can’t wait to see your touches. That wicker furniture is going to get a lot of use, especially at sunrise and sundown, I’m sure. Its just lovely Kelly!

  8. It’s really, really well done and very beautiful. You must be thrilled. I really like your landscaping.

  9. I really like your exterior choices! I saw many tin/metal roofs in this color while on a trip to North Carolina last week . Maybe your contractor can locate a piece there through another contractor. Just a thought.

  10. I bet you can hardly wait until it’s done!! It looks amazing– I hope that you find the rest of your roofing soon — sometimes it’s the stuff that you don’t think would be difficult to get that causes the biggest problem. Do you have your indoor furniture all picked out? Now tell the truth — you just added another fantastic room so you wouldn’t run out of places to decorate :-) Can’t wait to see it finished!!

    1. I do have the indoor furniture picked out unfortunately it’s on backorder til October ugh! May be a while til I can show you the finished space :(

  11. Kelly it looks AMAZING!! So exciting! LOVE the way you painted the pop out grey. Smart choice. I love the way all of the white pops! Also love that furniture from PB! We just bought some on sale at Restoration. Makes such a difference to actually have a place to sit down outside. :) Loving it all! Can’t wait to see it finished. And to join you on that deck for a lemonade… Someday…

    1. Yes you need to come to Michigan in the summer and I’ll come to San Diego in the winter :) I’ve got to test out your pool I think!

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