Creating The Screen Room Of Your Dreams
A screen room is one of the best ways to enjoy the weather while increasing the value and usability of your home. Screen rooms can cover almost anything you want them to, including swimming pools, plants and patio furniture. So, how do you move forward and create your dream space?
- Determine what you want to cover – Ask yourself why you want a screen room. Is it to cover your swimming pool? To make outdoor dining more comfortable away from bugs? To keep your plants protected with an optimized climate? Figuring out what you want to use the room for will help you select a contractor or determine if it’s best to do it yourself.
- Figure out what features you need – Screen rooms can come equipped with a ton of different features that can get overwhelming, so it’s important to know what you want to use the room for most. Do you need electrical running to a room housing your swimming pool? Do you need a locking system and security for an enclosed green house? What kind of framing colors will look best with the furniture you plan to use in your newly enclosed outdoor dining space? Knowing what the space is for is the first step in determining what the space needs.
- Who’s going to build it? Are you a crafty DIY-er or is it better to leave the big projects to the professionals? Once you know who’s going to put up the screen room, you can make several more key decisions that will lead you to your new space. If you’re going the DIY route, make a list of all the tools you’ll need to purchase. Create a plan. If you plan to hire a professional company, be sure you have a budget for both your money and time ready to go.
Now that you know exactly what your screen room is for, where it’ll go and what features it’ll have to make enjoying your home even easier, you’re well on your way to having your dream screen room.