You are going
to get many wonderful benefits from your new screened porch, but be aware there
are undesirable secondary effects that catch many people off guard. Since these
structures are almost always added to a home, the natural light entering the
finished room adjacent to the screened porch is always significantly diminished.
That room will be darker, so it may need additional artificial lighting to
compensate. You can add can lights to the affected room or skylights in the
screened porch to help get additional light into the house.
Improve the quality of your life
We can quickly improve the quality of your
life by giving you outdoor living space that is comfortable and functional.
Whether it be replacing screen porch Construction, Screen Rooms or screening
your existing structure, we can get the job done on time and within budget.
Designer Properties outdoor
room's are the perfect spot for entertaining, relaxing, and everyday living.
Benefits of a
If you have an area around your house that could be converted into valuable
outdoor living space, you should consider converting it to a screened porch. A
screened porch does much more than just add value to your home. Use your
screen room for added living space; enclose a pool, deck or patio. A screen
porch is a versatile addition to any home. With a screened porch you are able
to enjoy the beauty of nature without the burdens sometime accompanying it.
With a screened porch you can enjoy all the wonder and festivity of a warm
summer day without the constant bother of burdensome bugs. A vibrant and
alluring addition to any home, a screened porch does more than provide
protection from the relentless pestering of hungry bugs. A screened porch can
help differentiate your home from the drudgery of normality and creates an
eye-catching focal point for your home.
Screened porch a great addition to
A screened porch is a great
addition to any home. With a screened porch you can add value and aesthetic
beauty to your home without breaking your budget. A screened porch is an
affordable way to enjoy all that nature has to offer. From a screened porch to
a year round room, Designer Properties has what you are looking for. To
learn more about a screened porch or other enclosure from Designer Properties,
please take the time to explore our entire site.
Screened Porches add beauty
Screened Porches add beauty, value,
and security to the home. While providing shelter from the elements, they also
act as a barrier to noise, and intruders. And they are a good financial
investment for the future: enclosing a covered porch later on can be done at a
Porches are more than a worthy
financial investment for the homeowner. They are an investment in the good
life, providing us with a place to pause from a hectic life, to gather with
others, to extend the vision of our lives beyond ourselves. These structures
remind all of us that no home is an island.
can turn a problem to a opportunity
So while there are any number of
reasons our back yards are all but abandoned these days, with some effort and
creativity, a screened porch can turn a problem into a design opportunity and
add value and interest to your home.
A studio roof is a single slopped roofline that will add a more uniformed
elevation to the appearance inside the room. The studio roof is a more
economical roof style, which may blend better on some houses then other more
expensive roof styles.
A cathedral (or
gabled) roof adds interest by providing an elevated peak to the center of the
roof. This roofline has two sections, sloping to each side of the porch. On the
inside, it adds additional height, creating a larger feel to the room. This is
the most popular roof style for screened porches.
hip roof is very similar to the cathedral roof with one slight difference.
This roofline adds one more additional slope to the front of the porch
creating three slopes to the roofline.
Skylights will add
more light to, as well as better views from your screened porch. There
should be consideration to the amount the roof slopes when adding skylights
so that leaking does not become an issue. Skylights can be ordered as either
operable (ones that open for more ventilation) or inoperable (fixed and
When adding a
screened porch to any house, the intended use is important to consider. Most
people add a ceiling fan as a way to help circulate the air as well as outlets
for floor lamps to increase additional lighting options inside the room.
Depending on county codes, you may be required to have a light near the door on
the outside of the room that is either motion sensitive or connected to a
A gas or wood-burning fireplace will ensure the room is
comfortable on chilly spring and fall evenings. During cooler weather also
extend the screen room's use. However, they can limit design possibilities.
In a room with only screens, you aren't limited by window sizes and can use
larger pieces of screening. This provides more of an outdoor feeling, but
the trade-off is less refined, all-weather furniture and more dirt and dust.
A screened room for entertaining, for example, may require a
fireplace and wide-screen TV, stereo surround sound, larger seating area,
and a popcorn maker!
Enclosed Screen Porch Ideas
Enclosing a porch with a screen is a great way to enjoy an outdoor space
through the entire year. It will keep you out of the elements and free from
bug attacks. There are a number of elements to consider when creating an
enclosed screen porch to make it a tranquil retreat that invites everyone to
Creating Useful Space
Screened porches are a great way to increase the space of an interior dining
area. If you have sliding glass doors that open to a porch from your dining
room, you can enclose this to make semi-outdoor eating areas free from flies
Create a sun room kids can get fresh air all day, regardless of rain or sun.
Screened porches make great playrooms to hold toys and games, even video
games if the roof and flooring are water-tight.
If you are an artist looking for a spot that has lots of light,
inspirational views and fresh air, an enclosed patio is a perfect option.
You can gaze from the porch to the sunset while capturing it with your
Consider where the door is that leads from the porch to the inside of the
home. A door at the corner of the porch can reduce the usable space of the
porch because you need to allow clear entry and exit.
A vaulted ceiling would make the room seem larger, opening it up not just to
the landscape but upwards to the sky. You may also want to add a quiet
ceiling fan to circulate air during days when there is no wind.
Front porches are great locations for a porch swing. You can also keep
delicate potted herbs on a front porch away from harsh sunlight. Construction
If you are enclosing a wooden deck porch, remember that any cracks or
grooves in the flooring will allow insects to crawl up.
You can place a screen from top to bottom or create a series of panels that
create a wall. This may be waist-high with screen going to the ceiling.
Creating nice frames for the screen to keep it taught.
If you are building a a porch from scratch, think about the furniture you
want to put there and the activities the porch will serve. Create a porch
large enough to not seem cluttered.
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