A View from the Porch
A screened-in porch is a great way to enjoy the outdoors without becoming bug food.
This personal outdoor oasis allows you to expand your home and make the most of three seasons. It’s cheaper, quicker and easier than a room addition, since it doesn’t usually require a foundation, insulation or HVAC system.
With a screened porch, you’ll be able to enjoy fresh air and commune with nature, without being eaten alive by mosquitoes or other pests. And there’s a porch style for every taste – from traditional to modern.
Trendy and sure to pay for itself with all the use, a screened porch offers a number of advantages that make it a worthwhile home improvement.
1. Bring the Outside In
The trend among homeowners is to extend their usable space to include the outdoors.
A screened-in porch offers the best of both worlds: You can include as many indoor amenities as you like (ceiling fans, woodstove or fireplace, skylights) while still enjoying all nature has to offer.
2. Three Seasons of Enjoyment
A screened porch offers the perfect napping spot on a lazy summer day, protected from the sun’s intense heat. (Add a ceiling fan to provide additional cool breeze.)
Enjoy the sights and sounds of a comforting spring rain under the cover of your porch’s shelter. Relish the colors of fall which sipping your coffee, hot tea or cocoa on a crisp autumn day.
3. Increased Living Space
Today’s screened porches can be as simple or as complex as you like. For instance, your porch can offer a welcome play area for antsy children on a rainy day, or a welcome respite from playing in the hot sun.
A screened-in porch makes a great entertainment area for friends and family. Add a fireplace or woodstove, and keep everyone comfortable on chilly evenings.
4. Al Fresco Dining
A screened porch provides a bug-free spot to enjoy a meal in the fresh air. It’s like a picnic without ants. And without having to sit on the ground. And with easy access to running water.
5. Curb Appeal
At resale time, a screened-in porch makes wonderful curb appeal. It’ll separate your home from the competition and make it easier to sell.
Make It a Reality
At Knot Just Decks, we’re screened porch experts.
So don’t just gaze longingly at the outdoors through your window. Take advantage of all the Indiana seasons have to offer. We’ll help turn your screened porch dreams into a reality.
If your porch is situated atop an elevated deck, we can screen beneath the floorboards to keep insect pests from crawling up in between the boards.