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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 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.



Section I - Plan and Design Your Screened Porch

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Screen Porch Pictures
Photos and info for planning, designing & decorating your screen porch
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cedar screen porch in great location
Pick The Right Site
Don't make a mistake - before building consider easements, topography, wind and sun
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architecturally pleasing sceen porch
Screen Porch Exterior Design Ideas
Use our design ideas to build the perfect screened porch
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Interior Design Ideas
What furnishing and amenities do you want on your porch?
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intimately decorated screen porch
Must Know Screen Porch Planning Factors
Know what has to be done before your start
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From Build to Decorate
Susan shares her screen porch building process and how she decorated it
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Section II - Porch Enclosure Options

Screen porch kit by screenhousesunlimited
Screened in Porch Kit
Increase your living space instantly. Lots of kit options - what is right for your family?

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Three season porch example
Beautiful Three Season Porch
A three season porch is awesome for sleeping out on nice evenings. That's what we used to do!

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awnings used for porch enclosures
Screen Porch Awning Kits
Use awnings or weather panels to enclose your porch

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fully furnished porch enclosure option
Types Of Porch Enclosure
Turn your porch into a screen porch, sun room or three season porch.

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screen enclosure on back deck
Screened Porch on Your Deck
Ideas for a screen porch on your deck or patio.

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aluminum screen door
Custom Aluminum Screen Doors
Custom doors for your porch enclosure

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Creative Screened Porch Kits
Easy to install and hours of outdoor pleasure


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example of a sleeping porch
Dreamy Sleeping Porches
Nothing beats a sleeping porch on a warm summer or cool autumn evening

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screen panel option for enclosing porch
Screen Panel Options
Frame or no frame? Hire a contractor?

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Section III - Build Your Screen Porch Enclosure

screen porch built over existing deck
How To Build a Screened Porch
Six options for building your screened porch from scratch to DIY kits

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Porch with screen porch windows
Screen Porch Windows
Create a screened porch or three season porch

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Porch Screening Options
Helps you decide what size, quality and color of screen mesh to use on your porch

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Screened-in Porch built from plan by Family Home Plans
Plans For Screened In Porches
Actual porch plans that you can purchase and use as-is or modify to suit your needs

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combination porch and screen porch option
Building a
Screened-in Porch
on an Existing Porch

We show you how.

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diagram of screen porch plan
Plans For Screened Porches
Actual porch plans that you can purchase and use as-is or modify to suit your needs

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exterior screen door
Amazing Exterior Screen Door
Custom aluminum exterior screen doors for screen porches and more
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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.


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.







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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