Screen porches and other outdoor living spaces are currently among the most popular home renovations projects. Many homeowners, who are seeking to improve their property both for their enjoyment and increasing value for resale, are choosing to expand their home’s livable space by enclosing a porch. Here’s a look at 4 current trends in screen porch renovations:
- Style and design extensions – The first trend in porches and outdoor living areas is creating a seamless transition from inside to outside by matching the style and design of the interior. Homeowners are seeking the same level of comfort and livability from their porches that they have inside. To accommodate this trend, manufacturers are supplying porch materials and furnishings that meet the demand for high quality and durability.
- High quality furnishings – In keeping with the first trend, homeowners are increasingly choosing high-quality furnishings for their enclosed porches. A wide variety of furniture and accessories that are as beautiful, durable and long-lasting as those used indoors are available and affordable. Swing beds, in particular, are a widely-popular choice available in many different styles and designs.
- Extended months of use – The third trend in porches and outdoor living areas is planning and equipping them for use beyond the warmest weather months. Homeowners are investing in these spaces to make them livable for as many months out of the year as possible. This is being accomplished in design – such as open gable roofing to make use of natural lighting and add spaciousness – as well as in furnishings, particularly with outdoor fireplaces. Once again, manufacturers are meeting the demand with a wide variety of devices in construction and styles.
- Buying local – The “buy local” trend is extending beyond produce and small retail shops to include home renovations as homeowners are frequently seeking local craftsmen for the designs and furnishings of their living spaces, including their porches. Shopping locally is friendly to the environment and the community economy, and increasingly, individuals are choosing furnishings and accessories appropriate and unique to their locale.
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Mike Lockhart Construction has helped numerous homeowners in Apex, Cary, Morrisville and Raleigh gain the comforts and convenience of a livable screen porch that is a seamless extension of their interior space.
A licensed and insured North Carolina remodeling contractor, company owner Mike Lockhart gives personal attention and oversight to every project. He is dedicated to his clients’ complete satisfaction. View photos of the outdoor living areas we’ve created for our clients, and contact us today for a free estimate on your project. We look forward to working with you!