There are many ways that you can use a screened porch. The most popular way to use one is obvious. People love and use screened porches to soak up the sun without needing to squat bugs away or get an outdoor view without rain, well, raining on their parades. However, there are some not-so-obvious ways that you can use a screened porch. Here they are!
An Office Space
If you’ve ever read up on the best ways to design an office space, the mention of using natural light is a tip that comes up often. It’s vital to have proper lighting as you work as not to strain your eyes. Plus, immersing yourself in natural scenery draws inspiration and has an overall positive impact on your health. If you’re going to use your screened porch as office space, here are some things that you’re going to need:
- A weatherproof desk and a comfy chair
- A light to give your workspace some extra illumination
- A trashcan with a lid
You Can Use a Screened Porch as a Space for Your Pet(s)
The backyard is the best place for your pets to run and roam freely, but sometimes seasonal changes prevent them from staying outside for extended periods. When this becomes the case, you can envision your screened porch as your pet’s playground. Here are some things that you may need if this is your goal:
- A machine-washable bed for your pet(s)
- Plenty of toys
- A scratching post for cats
An Extra Bedroom
If you love the concept of sleeping under the stars, then you’ll love this idea. What you can do is find seats that convert into beds if you ever want to take a midday nap or use this space as a guest bedroom.
A Play Room, Art Room, or Movie/Date Night Room
Like you can turn a screened-in porch into a playground for pets, you can do the same for your children and give them more room to play. You can also use this room to be creative and place an easel and canvas here. Finally, using your screened porch as a room to enjoy family movie time or have a romantic date night with your significant other is one way to break the monotony. After all, it is much safer to stay in than not.
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