My latest project, converting a water-damaged all season porch into a usable summer screened-in porch, was finished last week. The original space included inexpensive sliding windows, a non functioning unvented gas stove, and was trimmed entirely in dark stained cedar. The room was not insulated properly for winter use and often too stuffy for summer use.
Water had worked its way into the poorly sealed knee walls causing a good deal of rot. Damaged cedar was replaced with painted TUF board, which will not rot, and pvc wainscoting. The previous owner would be very upset to know that the cedar trim and ceiling was painted, but far more inviting and consistent with the rest of the house.
The windows were scrapped and custom screens were made. Another door was added opposite the original single door where it will access a patio. The other door is for Walter, the dachshund, to access his grassy area.