There’s nothing quite like kicking back on your screened-in porch with the bounty of nature all around you and a tall, frosty glass of lemonade near at hand. If your home already has a porch, it’s probably occurred to you how nice it would be to enjoy it without the bother of bugs. A porch with walls and entry points made out of screening provides the perfect transition from outside to inside and allows you to feel protected and comfortable, yet surrounded by the glories of your own yard.
There are a number of ways to approach choosing a plan for making a screened-in porch. One of the most convenient methods is to consider the plan according to the room’s eventual main usage:
A Screened-In Porch for a Garden
Many people who enjoy keeping small houseplants or herb gardens find that the benefits of a screened-in porch make it ideal for certain types of flora. A screened-in porch can provide gardeners a place where their plants can grow free from insects and other pests, while providing better climate control and making it easier to moderate sunlight and moisture exposure.
A Screened-In Porch for Kids or Pets
A screened-in porch can provide your children or pets an excellent extended living, playing, and lounging room where they can enjoy the weather in a controlled space, without being pestered by bugs and dragging dirt into your home. The shade provided by the screening gives parents and pet-owners peace of mind, knowing that their little loved ones are protected from heat and potentially harmful direct sunlight.
A Screened-In Porch as a Serene Escape
A space to relax in is precious, and many people find that they can create an escape at their own home simply by screening in a porch. You can create a chic, comfortable haven with protection from weather, harsh sunlight and insects for a surprisingly small investment. Then simply add a fountain, plants, candles, and somewhere to put up your feet… and let the world go by.
A Screened-In Porch as a Game Room
Some homeowners expand the liveliness of their home into their screened-in porch area, providing their families a new place to play and enjoy one another and the outdoors, while being protected from its elements. With a card table and weather-resistant, family-friendly furniture, your new screened-in porch will instantly become a new hot spot in your home for gathering and entertaining family and friends of all ages.
While increasing the livable space in your home also increases its property value and acts as an investment in your own future, most people find that the benefits of a screened-in porch far surpass its monetary value. Whatever a homeowner’s reason for screening in their porch, the new space becomes truly individual – yours to customize, personalize and enjoy, year after year.
Great Day Improvements and Patio Enclosures are experts in the creation of high-visibility, optimal comfort, screened-in sunrooms. We’ll be happy to come out and take a look at your porch, then talk over your options for putting in the perfect screened-in area to fit your personal desires. Schedule a no-obligation, free consultation.
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