Many people conduct home remodeling projects to add square footage as well as creative outdoor entertainment spaces, decks, gazebos, screen decks and porches, front porches, rooftop decks and outdoor kitchens.
For some, the covered screened deck/porch seems to be the best of both worlds, giving more usable entertainment space to the home and allowing the enjoyment of the outdoors while remaining inside.
Rather than an entire addition, a covered screen deck has a roof attached to the home, typically off the kitchen or living room, siding and large screened openings with an option to finish interior walls with electric, lighting, and fans.
It is easy to control the budget with different types of finishes. To keep costs down, consider pressure-treated lumber, or for a long-lasting investment, consider composite decking material.
The interior walls can remain open framing or be finished with an exterior beadboard or shiplap. The ceiling and rafters can be flat or vaulted, open, or covered in things such as beadboard and soffit.
As the seasons change, utilize a ceiling fan and heater combination to stay more comfortable while eating dinner and watching television.
Whether it be a ground level, or second story built upon a deck, this can be an economic solution in comparison to a complete addition.
With a covered screened deck, imagine sitting and eating dinner with the breeze coming through the screens but not worrying about the bugs getting to you. It’s a great way to enjoy the outdoors, but inside.