Have you ever had those days when the weather is almost nice enough to be outside but it’s either a little too cool or a little too sunny to be comfortable? A sunroom or screened-in porch could be the solution to this dilemma. A transitional area between indoor and outdoor living can let you enjoy the benefits of each.
Enjoy the View
Many people spend a lot of effort and money turning their backyard into a beautiful space they can enjoy. When the weather doesn’t cooperate, however, you can miss out on that enjoyment. An awning is sufficient for providing adequate shade, but during hot or cold months, you need more than UV protection to want to spend time on your back porch. A screened-in porch can keep a lot of the bugs that love the summertime away from your seating area so you can enjoy a cool beverage without worrying about fishing pests out of it. A sunroom with large windows allows you to see your backyard while enjoying the warmth of the sun in the winter.
Control the Temperature
If you want to step your design up a notch, you can extend your room to the whole patio. You may have to change the flooring, but a larger space allows you to have more control over the temperature of your seating area. This upgrade can be particularly useful if you entertain all the time. For even better temperature control, consider adding heating and cooling units to your closed-in porch. While this may raise your utility bill, it can be worth it to be able to enjoy all your living space all year long.
A sunroom can be a cozy reading spot, and a screened-in porch can give you a front row seat for bird watching. However you like to enjoy your backyard, these transitional areas can enhance the experience.