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5 Porch Enclosure Ideas to Get Your Home Ready for Summer

Posted by Brooke Tomasetti on May 31, 2016 10:00:00 AM


Summer brings endless memories of dripping ice cream sandwiches from the ice cream truck, long days at the beach, and kids running through sprinklers. But what’s more true to the season than relaxing with a cool drink on the porch next to close friends and family?

The only thing better than a porch is an enclosed porch that the family can use all year round. Start dreaming up your ideal porch enclosure with these five ideas:

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1. Creative Seating with a Hanging Couch Swing

Porches are sacred places for sitting and relaxing with the family. Add a comfy couch swing and create your new favorite place to chill out. Take it on as a DIY project, or buy one that's already made.   

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2. Add a Pet Friendly Space

Even if you’re at work for most of the day, your furry friends can still enjoy the sunlit 3 season room! You don’t have to dedicate the entire porch to your pet, but having a small space for them to play and rest is easy to build into the porch enclosure design.

Whether you add in a dog or cat bed or a few cozy nooks for napping or hiding out, your pet will thank you.



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3. Green Your Space

The best decorations are those that grow, bloom, and change over time. Add a few different plants that thrive in the sunny indoor environment. Watch them grow with the seasons. You can even start your own indoor herb garden to pick from when you’re cooking in the kitchen.

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4. Movie Night Perfection

Think your enclosed porch is only good for sunbathing? Think again. You can create the ultimate movie watching area with a projector screen and some snacks. Make the most use out of your new room with this idea.

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5. Set the Mood

Hang some twinkle lights, add some festive lanterns, or make your own mason jar lights. Whatever mood lighting you fancy, light up your space so that you can enjoy it at all times of the night and day.    



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Hopefully these porch enclosure ideas inspire your next project! Happy summer, and best of luck with your home improvement projects. 

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Topics: Porches