Yes, we would've loved to remove the support posts - and that was the plan until we removed the wall. Then we got scared that the house would come crashing down around us if we did. The architect we consulted to remove the kitchen wall suggested that the header beam would need to be inserted into the kitchen brick wall -which is an expensive prospect and not easy at all. Since neither of us are architects nor engineers (not that kind, anyway), we elected to play it safe and leave the posts standing. Also, while it looks like a small round table would work beautifully in the space, people coming down the stairs or through the doorway from the kitchen would have constantly been sidling alongside the table. This layout provides a direct path from the kitchen to the odd '70s spiral staircase.
Before & After: Nicki & Kennedy's Budget Sunroom Makeover
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