There’s nothing like eating your breakfast while staring out at the beauty of nature or relaxing with a book at the end of the day in your screened in porch or sunroom. Leveraging the outdoor living space in your home can not only add to the footprint of your living space but to the quality of your life.
The details are of key importance when it comes to exterior projects. Be sure that porch columns match your home’s style. Use low maintenance materials when possible. There are some great looking products out there. Consider dark finishes on decking to add richness to the space.
Just like with the rest of your house, raising the ceiling height can make the area feel more spacious. A traditional beaded board finish is popular. The use of recessed lighting can be both functional and make it feel like the rest of the house.
Furnishing your screened in porch or sunroom is just the same as furnishing any room in your home. Outdoor rugs can make a huge impact. Have fun with the accessories such as artwork, pillows, knick knacks, etc. Don’t be afraid to use upholstered cushions. They are great for adding color as well as comfort.
Consider access to the porch area. Ideally you are able to get to this area from the kitchen or other eating area.