The room– or porch– seems muuuuuch bigger to me, which makes sense now that it’s not restricted by walls anymore.
At first we were going to use 4x4s (shown) as the columns but they looked/ felt too flimsy to support the roof so we ended up deciding to go with 6x6s. Still very farmhouse back-porch-y, but a bit sturdier.
Next stop: getting the French doors painted and putting on the roof! Stay tuned. 🙂