I have been working like a fiend an a project that will likely become a Christmas gift. I’ll post photos on that one when I’m done. In the meantime, here is the remodel of the back porch, which was actually done this past summer.
Here is how it used to be:
You can see the screens (not clear in this photo that most of them were torn and not doing their job.) The screens and support bars, wrapped around to the sides of the porch, enclosing it. There use to be a screen door too, but I had removed it, years ago, as it was structurally unsound.
The screens and support bars have been removed, opening the view to the back yard. Horizontal lathe was added for privacy.
The lathe on the south side.
And I changed out the light at the back door. The old one (sorry, no photo) was original to the 1936 house.
What I love about this remodel is the increased openness to the yard, and the increased privacy from the neighbors.