We are back today with another reveal from our new place, and today it is the breezeway reveal. When we bought our house, the breezeway was open to the courtyard, and it was larger. However, we stole some of the square footage when we added the family room addition. We loved the enclosed breezeway in our last house where we used it as our mud room. Since we built a mud room in the addition, the breezeway gets to be an enclosed porch. It will also take place of the sunroom in our last place. We will get a lot more use out of this space, though, because it doesn’t get the hot afternoon sun.
I have to admit that this area took a real beating when we were under construction with the remodel. Since it was next to the two areas that received the biggest transformations, it was used and abused.
Equipment was stored on it, concrete was smeared on it, paint was dripped on it, and more. It didn’t get much respect.
Once we added two sets of Andersen sliders, it started to look like something that could actually become attractive. The brick is still stained in spots, and if any of you have any suggestions as to what we can do to this brick floor, we are completely open to your ideas.
We took it from the bare bones existence that it previously had to a room that we can actually use in all four seasons because we added an HVAC unit in the ceiling that is out of sight.. We enclosed the ceiling with bead board painted Iceberg by Sherwin Williams and cleaned up the brick as much as we could. (Note – since this post was written, we have contracted a man to come clean the wall and floor brick even more).
We walk through the space many times a day going from the house to the garage which houses our cars, our bicycles, and the trash cans. I wanted a rug to define the sitting area, but it needed to be practical. I found a dark Dash and Albert indoor/outdoor rug here, and knew it could do the job. When it gets dirty, we can just hose it down, and it will be look like new again.
I liked it so much that I bought this runner in the same pattern to use in front of the Dutch door.
I wanted a wicker sofa to replace the antique one that we have used since we were married. It was ancient when I bought it at an auction as a newlywed. It was loaded with charm and personality but just couldn’t handle another move.
I ordered a chair to go with it, but it was too big, and I ended up selling it. This wicker chair works just fine.
We are using the trunk from our sun room. It is very handy for pillow storage.
The armoire is from our previous mud room. It is also great storage, and the old set of golf clubs were my dad’s first set.
We will be adding plants as the weather warms up to add the cozy factor to the room. The sliding doors will stay open most summer days with just the screens in place. It will feel like a screened in porch with a nice view of the courtyard. I can’t wait to get my herbs and annuals planted out there to see what it can really look like. We will add plants
Thanks for stopping by for our breezeway reveal. I think I need to stop calling it a breezeway, don’t you?
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