Outdoor living space is a luxury to come home to after a long day at the office. Patios and back decks are a great way to unwind in the cool of the evening, giving you a space to sit and sip on a glass of wine surrounded by the sounds of nature. However, the annoying buzz and bites of insects or a buildup of leaves and debris can ruin the moment. To experience the outside without the hassle, consider adding a screened porch to your home.
Bring the Outside In
The weather can dampen your plans to sit outside, either from a morning rain getting your chair cushions wet or a blistering sun making it too hot for anything. Screened porches bring your senses the outside world with the comforts of an inside room. The right planning can take a little-used patio or back deck and create a modest enclosure or a fully customized family hangout.
Choose Your Purpose
What you plan to do with your porch space should determine what design and project you decide to undertake. It is always better to err on the side of potential uses, rather than just assuming you need a small space to curl up with a good book. Give your space the benefit of the doubt. It is going to be a permanent attachment to your home so it is best to do it right the first time. Always hire a professional contractor to do the work.
Plan Your Path
There are several materials, styles, and designs used in constructing a screened porch. Plan on a design the compliments the rest of the home, but you also want to make sure it’s functional. You can have electricity brought in to power a ceiling fan, bringing movement to the cool breezes of fall or taking some of the heat from summer. Plan out each detail before moving ahead with construction.
You will add significant value to your home with a screened porch addition. It will also be a way to de-stress at the end of the day.