Fall is definitely in the air! The mornings are cool and the air is crisp, and the leaves are starting to turn beautiful, vibrant colors of yellow, red, and orange! Though I hated to say good-bye to summer, welcoming Autumn was very easy. I've already started baking apple pies, apple crisp, and have on the agenda to make some pumpkin-chocolate chip bread and cookies! YUMMY!
While I have been busy baking inside, Joe, our contractor, has been busy working outside! He continues to make huge progress in the way of our screen room! The screens are all on, and Joe finished up yesterday with the putting the finishing touches on the inside of the room. As you will see from the photos below, our lovely exterior pressured-treated frame will all be covered in aluminum coil stock. This was Joe's clever idea, and it ROCKS! Aluminum coil stock is a lot cheaper than buying composite boards. We really didn't want to have to paint or stain the exterior frame, as we wanted there to be little to no maintenance. So Joe came up with the idea of aluminum coil stock. They have to form each piece by bending it to the contours of the framing boards! It looks fantastic and will look so nice against our house, which has white trim around the windows, doors, etc.
Next Spring, my hubby and I plan to stain the rails and posts white, and then cap off each post with a white or possibly black solar powered post cap. We found a great deal on these at Home Depot costing all of $5/piece. They are 4 in. x 4 in. White Plastic Square Solar Panel Post Caps Check them out:
Again, this will have to wait until Spring. We plan to stain the deck floor boards then, as well, and will stain that the same color as the pool... a rich dark brown stain.
In the meantime stay tuned for more photos and updates on the screen room, a few other things I have had on the back burner.