Extend the Enjoyment of Your Home with a New Screened Porch
Are you thinking that your family could really benefit from the comfort and enjoyment of a nice screened porch? Maybe you have some unused or under-utilized areas around your home that you want to improve. Perhaps you need some extra space to extend your family’s much-used game room or den. Possibly you long for a way to enjoy the outdoors without having to battle Mother Nature to do it. Whatever your motivation, Structurally Speaking can work with you to design and build a personalized screened porch that will answer your family’s needs.
Benefits of a Screened Porch
Life in North Carolina is certainly blessed by a moderate climate for most of the year. But our hot, humid summers create the need for protection from insects, heat and sudden violent weather. A screened porch will liberate your family from chemical bug sprays to control insect bites; it will offer welcome shade from damaging sun and uncomfortable heat, and it will provide protected space to enjoy your environment without having to be enclosed in the house during pop-up storms.
A screened porch serves as an extension of your home’s usable space, whether you use it primarily for a relaxing escape with a good book and soft music or for entertaining friends. No matter what the weather is, there will be a safe play space for the children while you work in another room; your porch will add to your family’s overall enjoyment of the living space.
Screened Porch Designs
- As a simple extension of your family room or den, a screened porch would help alleviate crowding in your family’s most-used
space. Imagine just a few extra square feet available for working puzzles or playing games or storing toys.
- As a whole new room, complete with lighting and ceiling fan, a screened porch would add a relaxation and entertainment area to your home’s footprint. It’s easy to envision extra needed space to set up a bar or buffet for entertaining friends, to have a comfy chair for listening to music or reading a good book, or just to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet of nature.
- A screened porch that leads to an adjoining open deck or patio for sunning and grilling would extend your family’s options for outdoor enjoyment. Family gatherings, weekend get-togethers or neighborhood cook-outs could take on a whole new level of satisfaction with options for sitting in screened comfort or basking in the sun, so that everyone is comfortable.
Whether it’s a simple ground-level extension, an elevated room addition, or a two-story porch-and-deck with stairs, your screened porch will be designed to suit your individual family’s lifestyle. Design details and trim options can blend the porch addition seamlessly into your home’s existing architecture or add a little pizzazz to your outdoor area.
Structurally Speaking is available to homeowners in Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Apex, Hillsborough, Carrboro, Holly Springs, Garner, and other surrounding areas. Contact our specialists to begin your next home project today.