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3 Tips for Designing a Functional Screened Room

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Is your time enjoying your deck interrupted by mosquitoes, flies, bees, and stink bugs? A screened room protects you from unwanted pests while allowing you to enjoy our own outdoor oasis. Screens can not only protect you from bugs, but also provide some shade from the hot summer sun and a relaxing retreat during a summer storm. At Custom Deck Builders, we are experts at designing and building the perfect screened rooms for your outdoor space. When designing a screened room, there are several things to consider, such as function, size, and budget.

Designing for Your Experience

The biggest thing to consider when designing your screened room is its intended use. Do you want an extra outdoor seating area, a reading room, or extra dining space? The function of your room is the biggest consideration to take into account, and at Custom Deck Builders our designers will work closely with you to create your perfect space. If you are looking for a room that can be enjoyed the majority of the year, windows or glass blinds may be a good addition. A stove can also create a warm, cozy space for you to enjoy all year long. If your goal is to create an outdoor dining area, the size and shape of your addition will depend greatly on the size of the table you plan on having in the room. If relaxation is your goal, a wooden swing or hammock may be a great addition.

Designing for Your Budget

The size and features of your addition are greatly impacted by your budget, but at Custom Deck Builders we will work with you to design the perfect space that takes both your design ideas and budget into account. Every choice you make when planning your screened room, from the building materials and custom additions, to the lighting and heating/cooling, will impact your bottom line. Our designers are trained to work closely with you to give you the screened room of your dreams, on your budget.

Other Considerations for Your Screened Room

One thing that needs to be a priority when designing your screened room is the quality of the work being done. A screened room that lacks screening under the floorboards will leave you with legs covered in mosquito bites. Mosquito-proof flooring is a must for a screened-in room, whether it’s achieved by screening the underside of the decking or by choosing a gap-free floor covering .

Another essential feature of a screened room is lighting that includes a ceiling fan. Summers in Maryland can get very hot, and you’ll want to enjoy your screened porch as much as possible, so a fan to keep air moving and temperatures more bearable is a must. In a similar fashion, a heat source for your screened room will allow you to enjoy your space all year long. Adding a stove or fireplace allows you to snuggle up on a chilly evening and bask in the soft glow of a warm fire.

No matter what plans you have for your screened room, Custom Deck Builders can help you design and implement the outdoor space of your dreams. Contact us today to get started on your home’s new addition!


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