Things to Consider for a Screened in Porch

If you want to expand your home and create a wonderful space you’ll get great use of for three to four seasons, consider adding an addition of a screened-in porch. It’s much easier, quicker to build and cheaper to add than a regular room. It typically does not require a foundation, insulation or HVAC system. You, your family, friends and neighbors will be able to enjoy the fresh air and feel a part of nature without being eaten alive by pests.

While considering the options of adding a screened in porch, research these items:


“Based on the lot size, there may be zoning restrictions on your property which prohibit you from making certain additions to the property. Often, you cannot expand out because it will bring your property too close to the neighbors. You may not be able to expand upwards either, especially if the home is already two stories. Therefore, this basement space becomes very valuable. It allows you to add functional space to the home without interfering with any zoning restrictions”, explains The Balance Small Business.

Square footage

It will not be able to be included in your usable square footage of the house so you will not get a higher appraisal or resale value. But a screened in porch is more attractive to a buyer and may set yourself apart from another home for sale.


There are a ton of options to add indoor / outdoor furnishings, wrap around couches, rugs, fabrics, side tables, etc. that will make this room inviting. Consider items that are waterproof since a heavy rain may come in sideways and get your items wet.

Dining area

Since a screened in porch is bug free, dining will be a pleasure while being completely wrapped in the outdoors.

Hot / Cold

Think about including a fireplace or heater for cooler days and a ceiling fan to cool the hot days.


Adding different types of lighting in the room will add ambience. Talk with your contractor about adding a skylight as well to bring in more sunlight.


It is highly recommended that you select and interview a qualified and experienced contractor to get the job done correctly.

Talk with a local Remodeling Contractor about the many ways to freshen up your home and build your dream deck!

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Georgia Home Remodeling is dedicated to providing great service and quality work at a fair price. From the initial contact until the job’s completion, we will be prompt, courteous and communicative, and will always do exactly what we promise to do at the price we quoted.

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