Category Archives: Screen Rooms

How to Socially Distance with a Screen Room

Social distancing is hard on everyone. Even people who pride themselves on being introverts are having issues with being cut off from others. Humans are social creatures. We thrive on interaction with each other and our environment. As such, staying at home and being alone is about the worst thing you can do for your mental health.

Many therapists are suggesting that people have social distancing visits. As long as everyone wears a mask and is at least six feet apart, there is no harm in getting together for a friendly visit. It is important to keep such groups to only a few people or households, even if you are maintaining distance. Continue reading

Converting Your Porch to a Screen Room

Summer is fast approaching, and many people are going to be wanting to spend more time outdoors. With the rains of late spring and early summer, it can be very relaxing to sit outside and enjoy the storms, perhaps with a cup of coffee or hot tea and a cozy blanket.

But if you only have a covered porch or a partially covered porch, you probably aren’t able to make that dream a reality without getting awfully wet. Thankfully, there are ways that you can upgrade and improve your porch into a screen room that will allow you to enjoy storms, balmy breezes, and people watching.

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Three Ideas for a Screen Room

You may have thought about getting a screen room or screened-in porch for a while but be on the fence about it. A screen room adds value to your home and can be used for a number of purposes. Here are the three most popular ideas for a screen room.

Kiddie Corral

Do you have small children? Fresh air is wonderful for children, and a screen room allows you to get them out in the open while still protecting them. A screen room won’t allow debris, weather, or critters to enter, keeping your children safe. You can install a baby gate at the doorway to the screen room so that the children cannot escape and get into mischief. This is a great way to give your kids a playroom.

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Three Springtime Uses for a Screen Room

Have you been considering adding a screen room to your home? Whether you add an attached screen room, screen in a back porch or patio, or build a screen room as a separate structure, there are many great uses for a screen room, especially in the spring. Here are just a few of the ways you could be enjoying your screen room in a couple of months.

Storm Watching

While you don’t want to be out in the elements during a tropical storm or hurricane, you can still enjoy the typical run of the mill storms that roll through the area. Storm watching can be very therapeutic and relaxing. Sitting outside where you can see, hear, and smell the rain is a uniquely pleasurable experience. A screen room will allow you to enjoy the storms without actually getting wet. Continue reading

Three Reasons to Add a Screen Room to Your Home

There are a lot of things that you can do to improve your home and increase its value. The projects you take on to remodel or upgrade your home are personal to you and reflect what means most to you and your family. One of the often overlooked home improvements that can enhance your family and social lives is to add a screened room or porch. 

Increase Home Value

There are a lot of things that you can do to increase your home’s value, and adding a screened porch or screen room is just one of them. Increasing your home’s value is important for a number of reasons. If you ever decide to sell, it will help you get a better price. If you find yourself in a situation where you need to take out a loan against your home’s equity, a screened room could help you get more from the deal. Continue reading

Three Advantages of Having a Screen Room

You may think that a screen room is a luxury that you don’t really need to worry about, but there are a lot of great advantages to having a screen room, especially in the fall. When you want to entertain but the weather is unpredictable, having a screen room can be of great benefit. You can also use a screen room for other purposes throughout the fall and winter months. Here are three of the advantages to having a screen room.

Entertaining Outdoors

Fall is a beautiful time of year, and you might want to entertain outside. Fall weather can be unpredictable, though, sometimes with rain storms that can be amazing to watch but definitely get you wet. A screen room will allow you to continue with your entertainment plans regardless of the weather patterns for the night.  Continue reading

3 Reasons to Add a Screen Room to Your Home

Adding a screen room onto your home can have many benefits, and it is very easy to do. Although there is some investment involved, constructing a screen room onto one side of your home can pay for itself over time. Here are the three top reasons to add a screen room onto your home.

Increase Home Value

One of the best reasons to go ahead with adding a screen room to your home is to add to the value of your home. A screen room can add to the square footage of your home, which in turn adds to its value. If you plan on selling your home in the long run, you may want to go ahead with building a screen room to increase its value. The value of your home will go up much more than the cost of the screen room. Continue reading

Tips for Cleaning Your Pool’s Screen Enclosure Over the Summer

screen roomIf you live in Florida and have a pool in your backyard, then you definitely understand how convenient and helpful it is to have a screen enclosure covering your entire pool area. Between Florida’s relentless sunshine and notorious mosquitos, swimming in and lounging by a pool protected by an attractive screen covering can make all of the difference. Countless Florida homeowners have invested in screen enclosures for their pools to improve the value and enjoyment of one of the best parts of their home. Continue reading

A Simple Guide to Adding Greenery in Your Screen Enclosure

71794815 - young woman cultivating home plantsA screen enclosure is practically a backyard requirement when you live in Florida. Between relentless insects and strong sunshine, a screen room or pool screen enclosure is the best way to enjoy the outdoors without the discomfort brought on by mosquito bites and UV rays. Of course, a screen room or enclosure doesn’t have to stand bare on its own. You’re sure to fill it with furniture and decor, and don’t forget the greenery! The following plants can soften the appearance of your screen enclosure, add beauty, and build character. Continue reading