Create one large or two smaller screened in rooms off the back of the house. The goal is to maximize the outdoor living space, while keeping costs down.
We would like to keep costs down. If possible we would like to have one large room, but the windows in the house seem to preclude this or cause us to have to dig too far down.
The screened in porch ( or concrete slab ) area would contain a place to entertain and eat, and a living room area. Easy access to a BBQ outside of the screened in area. Also a ceiling fan(s) is preferable.
We would like to try not to obscure the view from the dining room window in the middle of the house a great deal, but understand this may be necessary for some designs.
The goal of the project is to have something for contractors to bid on.
We would like to keep the design simple and easy to implement by contractors, keeping costs low, but also not having the area look cheap.