Solutions for unused balcony... sunroom? sleeping porch?
I'm looking for ideas on how to better use the second floor balcony space. It is accessed through either of the two bedrooms on either side of it. We live in Seattle and the deck faces west. The only time we consider going out on the deck is during the summer and then it is absolutely baking. I've tried an umbrella and chairs but no one uses it. I have this idea of enclosing the space and making it into an art/reading space that the kids share. Maybe a sunroom. Is this possible? How would the roofline be reconfigured? Right now 1/3 of the deck is recessed and covered and the other 2/3 is exposed.
Just to reiterate, I'm not interested in making it into an outdoor living space because I've tried it and it hasn't worked. Thanks much for your considerations and ideas.