Screen the Porch for a Living Room (Almost) all Year

Gast Architects: Projects traditional porch

If you are looking to expand your home and create a wonderful space you’ll get great use of for three seasons, consider adding a screened-in porch. It’s much cheaper, quicker, and easier to add than a regular room, as it doesn’t usually require a foundation, insulation or HVAC systems. It’s a spot where you will be able to enjoy fresh air and feel closer to nature without being eaten alive by mosquitos or fearing a visit from that 40-pound opossum who lives under your deck. I’ve included styles below from Eastern coastal to Western mountains, and traditional to modern — a little screened-in porch action for everyone.


Many plans in the Drummond House Plans Cottage and Chalet Collection are ideally suited to screened porches. Between this idea book and the collection, you are sure to find some inspiration!

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