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A Two Story Sunroom, A Customer's Story

Posted on Sun, Apr 14, 2013

Blog Notes:  This is the story of an amazing two story sunroom built to enjoy the views of Lake Erie.  It should be noted that this project won 1st place 2013 COTY Award.  The following is an account as told by the customer.

Before Sunroom

In 1995 we realized our dream of moving to Avon Lake on the shores of Lake Erie.  The experience was everything we expected it to be, from the beautiful sun rises to the ever changing lake.  We also discovered mayflies and inclement weather that drove us from the patio into the house.  Much to our dismay we also discovered that the “patio season” was significantly shorter than we had hoped.


On one of our many trips to the home improvement shows we looked at sunrooms, with the dream that someday we would improve our outdoor space.  Joyce Factory Direct was the only company that seemed especially interested in working with us to create a special space.

Sunroom During Construction

The design process was very interesting.  We wanted a space that preserved the view of the lake and the Cleveland skyline.  We wanted an open space.  We wanted a space that integrated well with the existing home and didn’t look like a shed tacked on to the back of our house.  And, we wanted spiral stairs leading to a balcony and the second floor master bedroom.


The design process went through several iterations.  Through each iteration moved us closer to the space that existed only in our imagination.  One final design review brought together the right materials, colors and textures to bring the space to life!

Sunroom, Two Story Enclosure

After detailed product presentations and a tour of the factory we were convinced that we had selected the right company with the right product and the right customer service!


Construction on the lake is always a challenge.  The weather can change from the beautiful sun one minute to a fierce wind and torrential rain the next. The Joyce Factory Direct team came through it all and efficiently brought together the many trades and suppliers needed to get the job done.  Their attention to detail made a good project a great project.


Amazing Patio Enclosure


We couldn’t be happier with the results!  The space, quite simply, is spectacular.  The views remain outstanding … and now we can enjoy them comfortably in every season.  The food tastes better without the mayfly seasoning.  And the recliner is almost irresistible on a sunny day with a light breeze and the sound of the waves in the background.


Thank you Joyce Factory Direct for all of your design ideas, hard work, attention to detail and customer service … you are the best.


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Tags: Design, Outdoor Space, Sunrooms, Sunroom Uses, Ohio, Patio Enclosure