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In collaboration with custom screen porch builders, Mary and I have assembled an array of information and pictures to give you oodles of screened porch design ideas.

The two of us love screen porches - so much that we actually bought a home just for the porch. A screen porch not only gives you additional living space but also allows you to enjoy the outdoors in comfort.


screened porch design from the Porch Company
photo courtesy of The Porch Company, Nashville, TN


Screened Porch Topics

From screened porch design to screen porch kits, decorating, building your own, and more, we have covered about every aspect of fine screened porches.

A screened porch design can range from the simple to the very unique. That's what makes it such a great addition to any home. Add a few additional features and you can use your screen porch almost year round depending on where you live.

glass panel on front porch Porch Enclosure Options

Choose from a wide variety of porch, deck, and patio enclosure options to create an amazing outdoor living experience...
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custom designed and furnished screened in porch Screen Porch Designs And Options

A gallery of photos along with detailed info for planning, designing & decorating your screen porch - a must see!
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DIY eze-breeze windows installed on back porch to create a three-season room Screen Porch Windows

An amazing option that turns your porch into a screened porch and three-season porch! Less expensive than glass, this allows you to maximize your outdoor time.
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wonderfully constructed screened in porch in cedar How To Build A Screened Porch

See six options you can use for building your screened porch - from the ground up to kits and custom builds. A must see if contemplating a construction project.
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three season porch windows on home Three Season Porch Options

Discover how easy it is to build a new three season porch or convert an exisiting structure, deck, or patio...
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screen porch kit on back patio by ScreenHousesUnlimited.com The Ever Popular Screen Porch Kit Option

Increase your living space instantly. Lots of kit options - find one that is perfect for your family and budget. Whether you only need walls or the entire assembly, check out your options.
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collage of screen porch kit options Screened Porch Kits

See these tips for selecting a screened porch kit.
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screen panels installed on diy screen porch build on back deck Screen Panels For Porches

Discover these eight options for installing screen panels on your porch, deck, or patio. You'll be surprised at easy it can be; find an option that's perfect for you!
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depicts two choices of porch screening material Porch Screening Options

Check out your porch screening options which range from standard mesh screening to heavy duty and pet resistant screen materials.
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beautifully furnished screen porch Screened In Porch Ideas

Take time to determine how your screened porch will be used; instrumental in designing a screen porch you and your family will continue to enjoy.
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delightful four season porch with lots of widows Four Season Porch Options

Four season porch options are ideal for added living space while simultaneously creating an amazing outdoor room.
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creative screen porch design with gable ceiling Building A Screened In Porch
On Your Existing Porch Or Deck


See how you can easily build a screen porch on your existing structure; we walk you through the steps.
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screen porch awning on back patio Attach Screening To Your Awnings

Already have an awning over your deck or patio or are planning to get one? Why not screen it in; we show your some options.
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custom designed exterior screen porch Screen Porch Exterior Design Ideas

We love the space inside; design the exterior for maximum appeal and functionality. Roof lines and other exterior factors are critical to a good build.
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screen porch awning on back patio Deck Enclosure Ideas for a Screen Porch

See these tips and suggestions for building a screen porch on your existing deck. We also show you a screen porch case study by a prominent screen porch builder.
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exquisite screen porch interior Screen Porch Design Planning Factors

See our 10 planning factors you need to know when designing your screened porch. From information ranging from eave restrictions to traffic patterns, you'll be well informed.
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amazing interior of custom designed and built screened porch Interior Screen Porch Design Ideas

Use this photo gallery and corresponding information to plan the interior of your screened in porch. From furniture ideas to features like fireplaces and other amneities, you'll get some expert insight for your porch.
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screen porch plan drawing by FamilyHomePlans.com Screen Porch Plan Considerationss

We explain what you need to know if building a screen porch from a plan. Includes info on electrical wiring, floor and roof plans, plumbing, and more.
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screen porch plan 90021 by FamilyHomePlans.com Screened In Porch Plans

Get access to actual screen porch plans; any of which you can use to create an amazing screen porch for you and your family.
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beautifully constructed sunroom on home Sunroom Ideas

See how you can easily convert your exisiting space into a fun light-filled sunroom.
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Discover Our Front Porch Ideas Audio Progam

Love screen porches? Listen to our audio programs with leading experts on screen porches.

Nancy Moore, founder of The Porch Company We interview Nancy Moore, owner of The Porch Company, to learn how to design the perfect screened porch! You'll learn why you must think about water, why choose an experienced porch builder, and what one factor should be used to determine the perfect size of your porch.








More Screen Porch Expert Advice

Screened porch windows on home Listen to our podcast a distributor of screen porch windows. We share why the right screen porch windows can extend your outdoor time for years to come.








In need of a screen porch kit? Listen to Glenn Smith of Screen Houses Unlimited, who shares information about all kinds of kit options.



Want to update your screen door? Steve Pfeffer, President of PCA Products, will explain the advantages of an aluminum screen door.


Don't make this screened porch design mistake...

The major error most people make with their screened porch design is size. Most people make them too small and wish later they had made it a just a "little" larger once they begin placing furniture.

Planning makes all the difference. Whether you are building your porch yourself, using a kit or hiring an architect or contractor, start with pencil and paper. Your screened porch design should be given thoughtful planning.




Custom screen porch with hurricane shutters and exquisite furniture
photo courtesy of The Porch Company, Nashville, TN



The screen porch pictured below called for a 16' X 18' screened porch with cathedral ceilings. Note the ceramic tile flooring and wainscoting on both the walls and ceiling.

Multiple power outlets were installed in the walls and ceiling in addition to a cable hook up. Skylights were installed in the roof. These are but a few of the many things you can have on your screen porch.

Beautiful Screen Porch with tile floor




  • You can convert an existing patio slab, brick, or deck to screen porches easily. Enclose your existing porch or portion of your porch into a screen porch. Or, start from scratch and build it to your own specifications.


  • Another great screen porch design idea is to use existing screen porch plans and modify them to suit your specific needs.


  • You can usually easily adapt your screen porch to a sun room by adding glass panels and perhaps a space heater depending on your climate. We did this in Nebraska and were able to use our porch almost year round!


  • Another option is to have an architect draw your screen porch plans to your specifications. They will ensure it blends with your home's architecture to make your screen porch the envy of the neighborhood.





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