Outdoor Living: Screened Porch Inspiration…And a Plan

The Inspiration

A well-designed screened porch can function protected out of doors eating, residing, and play area, and even as a sleeping room. With a strong roof overhead, both floor-to-ceiling screens or well-caulked half-walls, and stone or wooden flooring underfoot (necessary tip: ensure that to display screen the area between the floorboards to maintain mosquitoes out!), a screened porch allows you to reside within the out-of-doors from late spring by early fall.

From Landscaping Ideas That Work by Julie Moir Messervy (Taunton Press, 2014). Design: AJ Miller Panorama Structure. Photograph: Susan Teare.

The House Outdoors Plan

A screened porch, terrace, and arbor create a number of but linked areas to calm down and entertain.  The terrace and arbor are lined up with the screened porch; for that purpose, including a slight angle to the furnishings underneath the arbor permits the stream between the areas to really feel extra natural, much less formally structured.  A group of planters between the 2 areas gives a backyard view from each chair.

Your screened porch ought to make you content, time and time once more. Timeless choices could be basic or fashionable.


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