Whether you’re picturing a quiet spot to take in the views and enjoy a good book, or an open, inviting space to entertain a dozen of your closest friends, we all have different ideas for how we will use our screened porch.
At Freedom Fence and Deck, our screened porch ideas run the gamut, from extravagant luxury three-season rooms with vaulted ceilings to cozy screened enclosures – any screened porch idea you can imagine we can make happen. We’ve been bringing creative screened porch ideas to life in Baltimore County, Harford County, and Howard County, including Towson, White Marsh, Columbia, Essex, and Bel Air for over two decades.
Screened Porch Ideas for Inspiration
Ceilings, Skylights & Ceiling Fans
To take full advantage of the views and the fresh air, a screened porch should have an open, airy feel. This can be accomplished with features like a vaulted ceiling, or skylights to let in the sunlight. Adding a ceiling fan can help keep the fresh air flowing and keep the space cool during summer months.
Seating & Dining Area
When considering ideas for your screened in porch, think about how you will be making use of the space. Since you’ll almost certainly be entertaining and dining on your new screened porch, think about whether you want built in seating or dining areas. A drink rail can provide a great spot to take in the views while enjoying a beverage. Even if you don’t want built-in benches or bars, you should consider where furniture like sofas, tables and chairs will work within the layout of the porch.
Doors and Entrances
A large double door between the house and the screened porch can help make the porch feel connected to the main part of your home. Make sure there is adequate room between the main doorway into the house and any exterior doorways, to allow room for doors to open.
Lighting, Outlets and Other Features
Lighting can be used to set the mood of your outdoor space, especially in the evening hours. If you want overhead lighting, you should take this into consideration during the design. Outlets for electrical appliances are a near necessity. You can take this idea one step further and set up a complete entertainment area with a TV connection. Built in wood, gas or electric fireplaces can be a wonderful feature that can take the chill off on those cold autumn nights.