Fresh Air, Football and Fun: Randy and Cathy came to us with the idea of creating a screened-in porch off their family room to have a place to have friends over, enjoy the breeze, and avoid insects. After meeting with them and understanding their vision, the result turned out to be this inviting room full of natural light, windows & screens, a fireplace, and insulation, giving them the ability to enjoy it in warm or cool temperatures. Originally purchased in the early 1980s, this project included adding a whole new structure, increasing the square footage and value to their home. We sat down with Randy and Cathy to find out how their experience was working alongside NJW Renovations Unlimited.
Client Q&A: Fresh Air, Football, and Fun
Tell us about the evolution of your sunroom addition.
We wanted to build a whole new structure off the family room. What started as just a screened-in porch, became a 3 seasons room. When collaborating with Stacey and Joel at NJW, it made sense to just go for it and create a different type of space. All the things we picked out for the room were features you would see in a 3 or 4-season room, so we decided to take it a step further and we are so happy we did.
What was your goal with your addition? Was the goal met?
We wanted to have an area to sit outside, read, get fresh air—and not have to deal with the elements. We wanted to be able to enjoy summer and winter in the space and have another area for having friends over, watching football games, and entertaining. We also wanted a fireplace! Yes, all of our goals were met!
Were there any challenges or hiccups in the process? If so, how was it handled?
As with any project, there were a few hiccups. However, for anything that came up, Joel, Kenny, and Nate were very good at keeping us in the loop. They gave us options and communicated to us regularly, which we really appreciated.
What is your favorite aspect of the addition?
Randy: Having a place to sit outside in the morning with my coffee. I listen to the birds, feel the breeze, and just relax.
Cathy: Having a place to put my furniture! I have had this wicker furniture for 25 years and I have been wanting to use it! I love to sit outside on my wicker furniture—it is so peaceful. Also, we love the fireplace.
How was working with NJW Renovations Unlimited on the design?
Things really fell into place. The placement of the fireplace was a decision that was difficult, but once we decided on the center of the room, we found the look we wanted. We wanted something a little more rustic and loved the stone. NJW Renovations Unlimited listened to us and found the fireplace we imagined!
If you could change one thing about your addition, what would it be?
That we would have done it sooner! Why did we wait?
What was your overall experience working with NJW Renovations Unlimited?
Excellent. This is our second project with them—they remodeled our primary bathroom prior. We really love working with them. They take you by the hand and lead you through the process, which is what we needed. Stacey and Nate helped us with the design aspects and provided so much guidance. The entire team was so great to work with. In fact, we have two more projects lined up and we will be doing them with NJW Renovations Unlimited!
What advice would you offer to someone who is remodeling or adding space to their home?
Use NJW Renovations Unlimited! Also, don’t put it off too long, do it when you want to do it.
Are you ready to start that project you’ve been wanting to do for a long time? It’s time. Reach out to us and visit our website for more information. We would love to collaborate with you to create the home you’ve always imagined.