New house has a small square sun room bumping off the den, with 3 sets of sliding doors, all of which open to a wooden walkway leading to a deck (which must be replaced due to rot), and all of which have broken seals and so need replacing. We're thinking of changing out those doors with screened half-walls and having one screen door on only side exiting to the deck, making a screened porch instead of a sun room. With a ceiling fan too, and I like the rafters in this picture.
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