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33 Cozy Screened Porch Ideas With Pros And Cons
A usual porch or a screened porch, what’s the best idea for your home? Let’s take a look at some screened porch and find out pros and cons that can inspire you (or not) to make a screened one or leave it as it is.
The pleasant image of sitting outside to enjoy a beautiful day is quickly ruined by pesky mosquitos leaving you covered in itchy bites or flies gathering around your breakfast plate. A screened porch does the important job of keeping bugs out, while still letting you take advantage of being outside.
Anyone with an open porch quickly learns how often they have to clean off the debris that gathers. In the fall you have to sweep up leaves, acorns, dirt — you name it. In the spring, pollen can coat all your furniture. A screened porch will still need cleaning but the screens will block much of the debris and save you a lot of cleaning trouble.
An open porch is available to any neighborhood rodent that can get into your yard. Raccoons, opossums, and rats could very well help themselves to the food or other items you leave on your porch unattended. With a screened porch, you can leave food and other items around without worrying an animal will go after them (unless you have a sneaky pet).
Our fantasies of enjoying a porch are usually reserved for when the weather’s nearly perfect out. But with a screened porch, you have the power to make it comfortable at any time of year. Many screened porches include fireplaces or heaters to keep it cozy in the winter, and you can install fans to keep things cool in the summer.
Since the screens shield a screened porch from many of the elements, you can safely install electronics in your screened porch, such as a TV. And you can choose the furniture and decorations you add to the porch without worry about what the next big storm will do to them.
a beautiful screened porch with a simple wooden dining set, bold rattan seating furniture, some greenery and lamps is cool
a bright traditional screened porch with black wicker furniture, bright pillows, a low coffee table, bright potted blooms
a cabin screened porch with rattan and woven furniture, a round coffee table, bright pillows, potted plants and blooms
a chalet-inspired screened porch with a fireplace clad with stone, dark wicker furniture, blue and green upholstery and gorgeous views
a clean and lovely contemporary screened porch with laconic grey furniture, a wicker chair and lovely views of the lake
a coastal screened porch with a pass by window, a wooden dining table and white chairs plus views of the surroundings
a cottage screened porch with a dining space made with rattan chairs and a round table, potted greenery and lovely views of the surroundings
a cozy black screened porch with a fire pit, black chairs and printed pillows plus a cool view of the garden is cool
a cozy modern rustic screened porch with rattan furniture, potted plants, lamps and printed pillows is a lovely space
a cozy modern screened porch with chic stained and white upholstery furniture, rattan tables, colorful pillows and lovely views around
a cozy modern screened porch with neutral wicker furniture, blue pillows, side tables and some flowers is lovely
If you have a beautiful yard, then one of the biggest benefits of sitting out on your porch is to enjoy the view. A screen won’t block the view entirely, but it definitely obscures it. If you love the way your trees and plants look and you want them to remain a visual part of your porch experience, then installing screens could get in the way.
A screened porch requires more materials and time to build than an open porch. As such, you can expect it to cost more. But when weighing costs, you should always consider the benefits you could get from that extra expense. If you build an open porch and never use it because of bugs, then it won’t be worth the money you spend. Working with an experienced contractor can help you create a realistic budget for a screened porch project, so it’s worth talking to a professional before you rule it out based on cost.
a cozy screened porch with a dining space - a wooden table, green and natural rattan chairs, greenery and a pendant lamp
a farmhouse screened porch in black and white, with a rocker chair, a tall table and black stools, potted herbs in black planters