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Re: Do people use their California room
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2016, 12:56:40 PM »

No, those retractable screen doors I've never seen one that can accommodate the length of some of these California room entrances, I'm talking about cheapy magnetic thing like this:
http://www.amazon.com/Jobars-79-4869-Garage-Screen-Double/dp/B000R4EPDM

I see.  How about something like this:

http://getsmartcompanies.com/full-product-line/bug-screen/



That's a nice california room there.  It's similar to the lots in Irvine, except instead of the water, it's a 8ft high wall with another house right behind it and instead of a nice water breeze, it's a cloud of marijuana smoke

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Re: Do people use their California room
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2016, 06:57:31 PM »
I vote for air hockey or a pool table.

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Re: Do people use their California room
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2016, 10:14:42 PM »
Costco sells one for $99 bucks (saw it at the district this weekend). Can't attest to the quality of it, but if I weren't moving, I would have bought it for my front door (for $100 bucks it would have been worth it).  And if it sucks, its costco and I could return anyway. 
I put one of those in a couple weeks ago.  Max opening is 36", so no good for a California room.  But the quality is good.  At least as good as anything I've ever seen at Home Depot, which costs ~2x more. 

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Re: Do people use their California room
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2016, 10:58:04 PM »
Costco sells one for $99 bucks (saw it at the district this weekend). Can't attest to the quality of it, but if I weren't moving, I would have bought it for my front door (for $100 bucks it would have been worth it).  And if it sucks, its costco and I could return anyway. 
I put one of those in a couple weeks ago.  Max opening is 36", so no good for a California room.  But the quality is good.  At least as good as anything I've ever seen at Home Depot, which costs ~2x more.

Easy to install?

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Re: Do people use their California room
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2016, 02:40:43 AM »
Fairly easy
Costco sells one for $99 bucks (saw it at the district this weekend). Can't attest to the quality of it, but if I weren't moving, I would have bought it for my front door (for $100 bucks it would have been worth it).  And if it sucks, its costco and I could return anyway. 
I put one of those in a couple weeks ago.  Max opening is 36", so no good for a California room.  But the quality is good.  At least as good as anything I've ever seen at Home Depot, which costs ~2x more.

Easy to install?
Fairly easy.  The hardest part is cutting 3 extruded aluminum channels (fairly thin wall).  I would have made a couple minor changes to the instructions, nothing major.  You have to be willing to put a few screws into each jamb and the threshold.  They don't seem to be big sellers, so I am predicting Costco will eventually cut the price soon.  I'm betting they go to $79.97 or $80.00 next.

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Re: Do people use their California room
« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2016, 01:38:28 PM »
If you put retractable screen doors in California room, it becomes conservatory :)
Just saying.

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Re: Do people use their California room
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2016, 11:52:22 PM »
With lot sizes so small on new developments, I couldn't imagine my neighbor who I back into hangouting out in their california room, watching TV, and making noise.  That would drive me crazy.

And don't forget about smoking.  If one unfortunately got a chain smoking neighbor, that California Room becomes a smoking lounge.




YOU SHOULD GIVE HOA A CALL!!!


One of our street neighbors smokes weed in his garage (older white guy) and that smell travels up and down the entire street!

Drug problem in OH?

#closeyourwindow

My poor neighbor with young kids always has to keep her kids bedroom windows closed because of it. Maybe it's medical marijuana for some health problem? But he always smokes it in the garage with the garage door open (hence the wide distribution). Thanks for spinning some positive light on the situation paydawg  ;)

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Re: Do people use their California room
« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2016, 08:22:04 AM »
Anyone install something wide enough for a CA room that still managed to be elegant looking? Surprised builders don't offer it and making a killing on the markup.
The CA room looks great in model form but in practice, bugs and sun damage to the nice furniture you'd put there is a problem.

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Re: Do people use their California room
« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2016, 08:34:37 AM »
Anyone install something wide enough for a CA room that still managed to be elegant looking? Surprised builders don't offer it and making a killing on the markup.
The CA room looks great in model form but in practice, bugs and sun damage to the nice furniture you'd put there is a problem.

Yea, I think you just need to treat/consider the furniture and decor in the backyard as having a very short lifespan. Even if you're diligent about covering stuff, protecting it from rain and sunshine, everything looks terrible quickly.

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Re: Do people use their California room
« Reply #24 on: June 24, 2016, 05:54:09 AM »
Mrs Acpme wants a distressed wood table. Makes sense as that's something you don't have to baby and will continue to look good as it ages. Problem is an authentic piece is neither easy to find and nor cheap.

 

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