If you are thinking about building a screen porch, you likely wonder what will make your porch perfectly your own.
Looking for screen porch ideas? Archadeck of Kansas City has been designing and building screened in porches since 2001 throughout the Kansas City area. We have built porches of every shape, size, and orientation. We have a good grasp on what homeowners are looking for in a new screen porch design for both aesthetics and function. Check out these fantastic ideas for your new porch!
Here are some great screened in porch ideas to inspire your own porch design.
Screen porch idea 1: Beautiful outdoor fireplaces
One of the most popular options for the screened porches we build is an outdoor fireplace. Not only does an outdoor fireplace add a bit of warmth on cool days, it also provides a beautiful focal point and ambiance abound. That is why adding an outdoor fireplace is one of the most popular screen porch ideas around!
Screen porch idea 2: Radiant porch heating
Radiant heating is one of the newest screen porch ideas that is trending in the Kansas City market. While building an outdoor fireplace into your new screened porch will add a bit of warmth, including radiant heating will really warm up your porch. About 60% of our screened in porch clients choose to add heating to their porch plans, which gives them much more time spent outdoors each year.
Screen porch idea 3: Finished porch ceilings
Porches in days of old might have excluded intricate porch ceilings, or even finished ceilings altogether. Today, however, clients want complete electrical installations. Not only does adding a finished tongue and groove ceiling accommodate wiring, lighting, and fans, it adds a lovely custom aesthetic to any porch design. In addition to tongue and groove porch ceiling finishes, some clients wish for exposed beams to offer a rustic or farmhouse aesthetic to their screened porch.
Screened porch idea 4: Painted ceilings and trim
One of the benefits of hiring a screened porch design firm is that we can help you achieve a cohesive aesthetic between your home’s exterior and your new porch. While some of our clients love the look of pine or cedar ceilings and trim, others like the appeal of a porch that is painted in the same color palette as their home. In addition to achieving a complementary or matching porch design, paint can bring a more contemporary flair to a porch. A painted white ceiling, like the ones you see below, will even help an otherwise dark porch appear brighter.
Screen porch idea 5: Mixed materials and finishes
While it’s true that screen porches can be painted for color harmony, they can also be finished to include complementary colors and finishes. The screened porch below is a great example of mixing materials and finishes. The stark white paint and fireplace are beautiful complements to the Ipe hardwood flooring, as well as the tongue and groove ceiling. These mixed-materials porches can provide a refined and rustic aesthetic together.
Screened in porch idea 6: TV walls
This is one of our clients’ favorite screen porch ideas. Often, they wish to add a fireplace to their porch, partly to accommodate an outdoor TV. However, a fireplace will add a lot of cost. Whether you prefer your new porch without a fireplace or a fireplace does not fit into your budget, a TV wall can be added instead. TV walls can be constructed on your exterior porch wall or on a more interior wall for ample protection. They can be constructed of natural wood, painted wood, drywall, or your choice of material. TV walls, like fireplaces, can become a focal point on your porch, and can additionally provide privacy to your porch.
Screen porch idea 7: Custom lighting
Screened porch lighting can come into your porch design in many ways. Many of our clients love having overhead lighting by way of recessed lights or ceiling fans, which is great for task lighting. For more ambient porch lighting solutions, clients also love choosing beautiful sconces, pendant lights, and our custom porch perimeter lighting, for which we build a special ledge around the exterior porch walls.
Screened porch idea 8: Surround sound installation
Since our screen porches are built with finished ceilings, many of our clients love adding extra electrical amenities. In addition to TVs, lighting, radiant heaters, and ceiling fans, our porch clients also love to have surround sound installed. Adding speakers to your screened porch will help you ramp up movie night or enjoy sporting events viewing without outside noise distractions.
Screen porch idea 9: Comfortable furniture
Not every screen porch design need have run-of-the-mill outdoor furnishings. Many of our clients choose high-end indoor/outdoor furniture, which provides as much comfort as their indoor sofas and chairs. This provides a supremely luxurious aesthetic, as well.
Screen porch idea 10: Porch sunshades
As much as our clients love spending time outdoors, harsh sunlight can prohibit use during certain hours of the day. Therefore, they choose so to have custom sunshades installed on their porches. These shades can also help protect furniture and finishes within the porch from sun and rain.
Which of these screen porch ideas was your favorite?
If you are searching for screen porch builders in the Kansas City area, choose Archadeck. We are locally owned porch and deck contractors in the Kansas City area, who have been designing and building custom outdoor spaces since 2001!
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