Re-post from 2013 Forum article:
Turning your carport into an extra room seems to be something that is fairly popular in Tropicana Park. One couple came down in December and transformed their place. They created an indoor and outdoor color scheme. New plantings were placed outside, but the most impressive part was the transformation of their carport into sort of a conservatory with bright colors, wicker, wall decorations, indoor plants, tropical decorations (fish on the walls), wall treatment, painting, and light pouring in through the windows. Eileen liked the colors, the plantings and the light. It has a happy feel. Check out the shrunken head on the door.
The owners say, “We love the improvements.” They kindly sent us some photos to give you an idea of what’s possible.
SOUNDTRACK. Rosemary Clooney: