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Tips To Maximize a Small Screened-in Porch

Posted November 27, 2020 to Before You Buy: Tips, Advice, Checklists.

Tags: Screened Porches

A screened-in porch, no matter the size, is a great addition to any home in the Triangle area. While not every porch can be a sprawling space, every porch can be used well if its potential is maximized.

Here are some things to keep in mind to maximize even the smallest of screened-in porches:

  1. Purpose: Give each inch of the space a purpose. If you want to use the porch for lounging and dining, consider a comfy couch with a small dining table and extra chairs. The couch can be for lounging and dining, and there won’t be a need to get two full sets of furniture.
  2. Light it up: Adding skylights and plenty of lighting will make any small space feel bigger. The extra light will also maximize its usefulness. Brightening the porch will make it more inviting and will cause it to be used more often.
  3. Declutter: It’s hard to enjoy a screened-in porch when it’s cluttered. Porches especially tend to become a catch-all. Things like the kids’ old outdoor toys, furniture that doesn’t quite work and broken flower pots all seem to congregate there. To really maximize these outdoor spaces, they need to be treated like indoor areas and kept decluttered and organized.
  4. Personalize: Don’t take the decluttering too far, though. Those small screened-in porches still need to feel like part of a home, just like any other living space. Find that balance of streamlined purpose and coziness with pops of color and personal accents.

Investing in a screened-in porch for your home, no matter how big or small, is always a good idea as long as it’s planned right and built well. Sierra Structures can build the perfect screened porch for your home. Contact us to get started on your outdoor project.

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