If you’ve been looking for a way to boost your home’s value and at the same time create an innately pleasant outdoor living space to your home, adding a new screen room might be the best choice for you.
The basic screened porch design is an enclosed porch or deck, like a three-season patio, but the four-season screen room is enclosed and can even be climate-controlled all year round, depending on the design you choose. Because adding a screen room like this adds living space and increases your home’s livable square footage, it’s one of the best investments you can make to increase your home’s value. Read on to find out more on how a screen room adds value to your home.
What Are Screened Porches?
A typically built screen room is a screened-in porch attached to your house that has large windows and/or screens to bring in the sunlight from outside. These patio enclosures can be a great place to set up a breakfast room, workout area, conversation pits for visitors or any other use you can think of for the extra living space, such as a second family room or a master suite living area.
How Is a Screen Porch Room Different From a Covered Patio Space?
At first glance, a screened-in porch is similar to some other outdoor remodeling projects that add usable space to increase your home’s value. A screen porch is often built to enclose a deck or patio, for example, and enclosing a formerly outdoor area is similar to the design of a covered porch. Where a screened room addition is different is in the large glass or screen walls it has to protect guests from bugs and rainy weather.
Twice the Attractiveness, Indoors
The fact that a screened porch is enclosed is probably the screen room’s biggest point of difference from patios, porches and decks. Unlike these open structures, the screened-in porch can add livable square footage and more value by screening in the additional area to protect guests and family members from the outdoors. This can be done with traditional window screens big enough to surround the whole porch addition to create a cozy three-season room.
Opt Out of Colder Climates
A screened-in porch differs from other kinds of porch enclosure mainly as a matter of degree. Where a new porch or a new deck is open to your backyard and can add monetary value when you sell the property, these are only a good bet in mild climates. In places where you get bugs in summer or snow in winter, screened-in porches can make a wonderful addition with a high average return for most homeowners.
Versatile Outdoor living Spaces
Of all the home improvements you can make to increase your home’s value, screened porches might be the most versatile. When you decide to go with a screened-in porch, you’re not just making a good investment; you’re adding several hundred square feet of additional area where you and your guests can relax in the warm weather as you would on open porches. Drop the screens and you can still get the morning or evening breeze without the bugs that can spoil your enjoyment of the outdoors. Opt into a screened-in porch to have an affordable sunroom that can add value to the investment you’ve made in your home.