Let’s say you need a place to relax with your family – somewhere that’s convenient, safe, and fun for the kids. It’s always good to have a little extra space, and outdoor living is one of the best parts of living in this part of Massachusetts.
There’s no doubt screen porches are totally awesome. For many people, they’re their homes favorite feature – a private place to kick back, enjoy the breeze, and not have to worry about biting insects or nosy neighbors.
Adding a screen porch beneath an existing deck is a smart, cost-effective way to make your home larger. For lots of families, the area under the deck is completely wasted space. Working with a skilled creative deck designer, you can make full use of this area, transforming a previously overlooked area into a charming, inviting screen porch.
The process of having a screen porch built beneath your existing deck begins with a call to your local deck designer. They’ll come look at your space, take some measurements, and work with you to create a plan that meets your need, budget and style.
Once you’ve decided on your screen porch design, it’s time to step back and let the magic happen. Choose a local deck contractor who does excellent work – always check for references! – and expect the project to take between 3-15 days, depending on the complexity of your plan.
After your screen porch is built, there’s so many ways to enjoy it. In addition to being a fun gathering spot for your family, many people find the quiet seclusion of a screen porch an ideal place to do any work that requires concentration. It can be a nice spot to practice yoga or do your fitness routine. And if you’d like somewhere to zone out on your phone away from the kids for a little while, the screen porch beneath the deck can be the ideal location.