Screened Porch Design Topics

Ideas to Make Your Porch Sizzle

Welcome to our Screened Porch Design topics - an extensive hub from which you can plan, design, build, and decorate your porch enclosure.


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 Design Topics and More

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.

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Screen Porch Windows

Wonderful option that turns your porch into a screened porch /three-season porch. Less expensive than glass.

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Screen Porch Designs and Options

A gallery of photos along with detailed info for planning, designing & decorating your screen porch - a must see!


glass panel on front porch
Porch Enclosure Options

Choose from a wide variety of porch, deck, and patio enclosure options for amazing outdoor living ...

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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.


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Three Season Porch Options

Ways for building a new three season porch or converting an existing structure, deck, or patio

screen porch kit on back patio by ScreenHousesUnlimited.com
Popular Screen Porch Kit Option

Increase your living space instantly with kit options to suit your family and budget. Walls only or entire assembly.













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Screened Porch Kits

Tips for selecting a screened porch kit

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Screen Panels for Porches

Explore eight styles of screen panels


depicts two choices of porch screening material
Porch Screening Options

From standard mesh screening to heavy duty and pet resistant screen materials

beautifully furnished screen porch
Screened In Porch Ideas

Determine how your screened porch will be used; instrumental in designing a screen porch you can enjoy many years


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.


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?

custom designed exterior screen porch
Screen Porch Exterior Design Ideas

While the inside space is important,
don't forget about the roof lines, railings and skirting.


screen porch awning on back patio
Deck Enclosure Ideas for a Screen Porch

Suggestions for building a screen porch on your existing deck including a screen porch case study

exquisite screen porch interior
Screen Porch Design Planning Factors

10 planning factors you need to know from eave restrictions to traffic patterns. You'll be well informed.


amazing interior of custom designed and built screened porch
Interior Screen Porch Design Ideas

Use this photo gallery and these ideas to plan the interior of your screened in porch - from furniture ideas to features like fireplaces and other amenities

screen porch plan drawing by FamilyHomePlans.com
Screen Porch Plan Considerations

Things you should know if building a screen porch from a plan. Includes info on electrical wiring, floor and roof plans, plumbing and more.


screen porch plan 90021 by FamilyHomePlans.com
Screened In Porch Plans

Screen porch plans that are popular with our readers. Create an amazing screen porch for your family.

beautifully constructed sunroom on home
Sunroom Ideas

See how you can easily convert your existing space into a fun light-filled sunroom.







Listen to Our Audio Programs

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


The Porch Company

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.



Screen Porch Kits

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


PCA Products

Want to update your screen door? Steve Pfeffer, President of PCA Products, explains the advantages of their aluminum screen doors.


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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