My home has a screened lanai attached to it, but I realized that I loved the size and look of the space.
- However, I never wanted to sit out there, but the windows looked pretty and the glass doors were gorgeous.
The concern is that I never wanted to open the windows, because down south the outside temperature is never right. I didn’t want the hot, muggy summer time air blowing in or the cold Winter air. I also didn’t want to sit in a room with no heating or cooling. So, I either sat inside the house with perfect HVAC or was in the breeze when I was actually working outside. So,my poor lanai was ignored. I finally got smart and decided to upgrade the space. I bought all new windows and screens to make the part air tight. I then got ductless Heating, Ventilation, and A/C equipment installed to give heating and cooling. I now can sit that much closer to the outside and have the temperature control I want. I have made part of the area a sitting area and the other part our home gym. Everyone enjoys coming over to my place sitting in that room. It is like being outside however getting the perks of being indoors. The new windows show a perfect view of the lake, sand and our gardens. I can happily sit in that room for hours now that I have the temperature control program that I want. The cost of the replacement is not that much when I consider how often I use the space. If I had to pay a dollar everytime I relied on the HVAC equipment, it wouldn’t take long to pay it back.