Adding a screen porch brings the outdoors in!
When you downsize, like many seniors do who move to a 55 plus community, you may give up square footage or yard space. Taking advantage of adding on a screen porch or enclosing a patio helps add space to your home and can bring that outdoor feel security from flying and crawling bugs.
One of our customers decided to add an addition on to his 55 plus community home by having us build a screen porch over the concrete patio that was originally built with the house. We did a bit more than just add a a roof and walls.
In the roof of the screen porch were two sky lights to let light into the kitchen area. He didn’t need a three season area, so the windows are just screens. We added electrical into the knee walls to allow light fixtures or any variety of items to be plugged in. On the floor, we laid furring strips and added cedar boards that were just covered with a clear finish. This allowed for the water to escape when it rained.
The homeowner wanted a ceiling fan to help circulate air. He added some roller shades to block the heat of the summer sun and some outdoor speakers.
All in all, this is a great use of space and only increased the original foot print by the size of the post holes to support the roof. The homeowner was thrilled with his addition and spends many hours outside reading or talking with friends and neighbors.
If you would like to speak with us about adding some outdoor living space to your home, we have options for you to have a three season space.