my house was built in early 1900s,(believed t/b 1908?). off the dining room,i'm interested in a SMALL screened porch - what I mean is something narrow - the width being about the same width of my d/r,10 or 11' by 5' depth...every time I try to communicate this with a contractor he tells me to build more a usable room with glass windows,etc but what i love about old homes in my neighborhood are the just screen rooms off a main room,that's all I want.
is this unreasonable? how do I communicate this idea to a contractor who will know what I'm looking for. TIA.