If you are one of those lucky people who own a big home, we envy you. Having lots of space proved especially helpful after we spend the better part of 2020 self-isolating at home. During that time pretty much everyone realised how good it is to have a balcony or a porch to spend some time on. So, being one of the lucky few must mean that you are looking for ways to make your porch an extension of your house. To turn it into a fully functional space to relax and enjoy the views around your home. Which is why, in this article, we have gathered the best screened in porch ideas. These ideas will help you create your own safe haven, which you can use during the hot summer days, the rainy days or even the coldest winter days.
Create a safe haven for any season to make you feel like you are one with nature
The answer to that question is actually quite simple. A screened in porch adds space to your home, which you can use all year round – from the hottest to the coldest days. Lately it has been very modern to talk about maximising your garden and your outdoor area. Outdoor cooking stations and patios have turned into actual, full functioning kitchens and living rooms. Which is why we would say yes, a screened in porch is definitely worth the money. So, if you have any doubts and are still wondering whether to invest in a porch or not, wonder no more and get started.
Having a screened in porch means adding another room to your house
What is the best screen for a screened in porch?
The first thing you need to think about is what materials to use for your porch. The most common and popular material is fiberglass screen fabric. It is quite durable and is soft and easy to work with. If you have a pet, however, that may not be your best option, because it can definitely suffer from your cat’s claws for example. Another option is high visibility screen fabric. It is also made of fiberglass only thinner and features very fine weave, which makes it more transparent. You need to keep in mind, however, that because of the fine weave, high visibility fabric is not very durable. If you have a pet then you are going to need pet resistant screen fabric, which is made of vinyl coated polyester, which is very durable and won’t give in to your pet’s attacks.
Choosing the right material for your screened in porch is extremely important
How to screen in a porch?
The good news for anyone looking to screen in their porch, but working on a budget, is that it is not that difficult to do yourself. No matter what screened in porch ideas might be going through your head, you can absolutely recreate them yourself.
Screening in your porch can be turned into a fun DIY project
How to build a screened in porch?
The materials you are going to need are:
If you have a big porch try and maximise the space with lots of furniture
How to screen in a porch in 3 steps?
Start by installing the base strips, starting from the horizontals on the top and on the bottom. Then add the verticals.
Attach the screen. Start from the top to the bottom and make sure it fits perfectly, then remove all excess fabric.
Attach the cap to give your porch a finished look.
Simple and easy way to screen in your porch
Screened in porch ideas
Once your porch has been covered, it is time to furnish it. The first question you need to ask yourself is what you are going to use the space for. If the area is not very big and you just want a space to relax, then a small sofa or even a swing can be a good option. Another option is to just have a couple of armchairs you can relax in after a long day at work.
On the other hand, if you have a large porch, then go all out. Create a multifunctional space you can use all year long. Decorate it with a set of garden furniture and, of course, don’t be afraid to experiment with different colors. What’s more, you can add a whole outdoor kitchen to your porch. That way, you will have the perfect space to welcome guests in.
Decide what you want to use your porch for and go all out when it comes to furniture
Swings will look amazing on your screened in porch
If you have a large space you can create a full functioning living room as an addition to your home
Modern and contemporary screened in porch ideas
If your house is surrounded by nature then you will love spending time on your porch
Colorful screened in porch ideas
The perfect space to relax and keep away from the hot summer sun
Living room + dining room – yes, we want one as well
Gorgeous farmhouse screened in porch ideas
Add as many plants as you can to your porch
Choose your furniture in accordance with the theme of the rest of your house
Adding a fireplace to your front porch can be a modern solution to keeping warm during the cold days
Screened in deck
Screened in patio
Covered porch ideas
Enclosed patio ideas
Screens that roll down are a perfect solution for space you want to leave open, but still want it to be functional when it is raining or is cold outside