Owners of a 28-year-old Kalama Valley home were rarely able to use their outdoor lanai due to strong winds prevalent in the area. Homeworks Construction came up with a design plan that transformed the 304-square-foot lanai into a new, usable living space.

The mission of Homeworks architect Mario Tadeo AIA (American Institute of Architects) was to enclose the area, while preserving an outdoor feel. “The interior finishes reflect the outdoor aesthetic but are more refined, for example, the board and batten wall and stained concrete floor.



“Windows on three sides provide views of the outdoors, natural light, and ventilation.”

“Like many of our Homeworks jobs, this was a referral,” said Homeworks project coordinator Kim Green. “I made an appointment with the owners, and Mario and I met with them at their home. Shortly thereafter, we provided them with a plan and a price, both of which met with their approval. Within three months of starting construction, the family had a new family room.”

The space required new wiring for lighting, and plumbing for a custom wet bar with a pass-through to the kitchen on the opposite side of the wall. Ceiling fans were added to generate air circulation throughout the room. The Breezeway jalousie windows are secured with a special latching system.



“The flooring is poured, stained, sealed concrete, which we find more and more of our clients are specifying,” Green said. “It’s durable, easy to maintain, and can be stained in a variety of custom colors … in this case a rich, medium brown, which complements the casual indoor-outdoor feel of the room.”

This and other Homeworks remodeling projects will be covered in a free seminar at the Homeworks showroom at 2111 S. Beretania St., Tuesday, Feb. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. Call 955-2777 for reservations and directions.

contact // 955-2777
address // 2111 S. Beretania St.

Photos by Phil Spalding III