Last year, we saw a lot of homeowners in the Metrowest MA area adding outdoor living space to their homes by converting the area beneath second story decks into screen porches. There are several reasons this is a popular idea:
First, having an under deck screen porch makes use of space that otherwise often gets wasted. If you have a second-story deck right now, what are you currently doing with the space underneath it? You might be storing a bicycle there, or the kids’ outside toys, but is that really adding joy to your family’s life? Converting that space into a pleasant living area gives everyone in the family an extra place to go without having to go somewhere – wouldn’t it be nice to have a convenient place to relax right at home?
Second, having an under deck screen porch keeps the bugs away. Biting insects aren’t just annoying. They can carry dangerous diseases that can make you, your family, or your pets sick. Who wants to deal with that? If you’re looking for a way to enjoy the outdoors bug free, a screen porch is the way to go.
Under deck screen porches add style and elegance to the home. Here in the Metrowest area, there are many communities that are built in such a way that the sides and back of your home may be visible from the street. Having an under deck screen porch put in place beneath a second story deck on the back of the house can result in a more finished, polished look.
Planning the Under Deck Screen Porch
Converting your under deck area into a screen porch is a very ambitious DIY project. For faster results, and to start enjoying your space sooner, consider working with a creative deck design company. They have the expertise to take your project from concept to comfortable reality quickly, and can make design and building suggestions that will add to how much you enjoy your under deck screen porch.