Have you considered adding a screened porch to your home or placing screens on your current porch? Many homeowners in the Des Moines and greater Iowa areas have already added screened porches to their homes and are enjoying the benefits of having porch enclosures. It’s still not too late to add one so that you will be able to use it for the remainder of the summer and throughout the fall. Not only will you enjoy it for many years, but it will add to the resale value of your home.

Six Reasons for Adding a Screened Porch

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Having an enclosed porch not only brings the outdoors in, but it gives you a chance to practice your creative skills. Many books and magazines offer great ideas for using and decorating enclosed porches, so you can have more fun creating and enjoying that extra outside space. The following blog explains six reasons why Iowa homeowners enjoy their enclosed porches and why it’s a smart decision to add one to your current home.

Enjoy the outdoors without the bugs

Nearly everyone enjoys being outdoors during most months of the year, but no one enjoys the bugs and insects that come along with it. Flies and picnic bugs are simply annoying, but mosquitoes and yellow jackets can ruin a picnic or pleasant evening outdoors. Having an enclosed porch allows you to enjoy the outdoors without these unwelcome pests.

Increase quality time with your family

Eating dinner, playing games, or simply relaxing with your family in an enclosed porch turns ordinary time into quality time. Your family will find they enjoy time together instead of spending time in front of the television, video games, or computer.

Add an entertainment area for friends

Especially during the warmer months, a screened porch is an ideal place to entertain friends. Everyone enjoys having a place to get together where they can be cool and comfortable. It’s also an opportunity to use your creative flair with outdoor furniture, rugs, wicker, pillows, and decorative planters.

Having a quiet place to get away

Many people enjoy reading, napping, or listening to quiet music in the outdoors without having to worry about insects or other intruders. It’s an ideal place to relax and unwind. During the summer months, some families enjoy setting up cots or mattresses and sleeping on the porch instead of inside an air-conditioned bedroom.

Having a place to play on a rainy day

If you have children or grandchildren, a screened-in porch is an ideal place to play on a rainy day. Messy food and crafts can be simply swept away. It is also a great place for toddlers to play safely in an enclosed place.

Adding value and curb appeal to your home

Because nearly everyone enjoys an enclosed porch, it adds both curb appeal and value to your home when you decide to sell it. Everyone appreciates bringing the outdoors in and having additional space for relaxing, dining, entertaining, and sleeping.

Let Midwest Builders Help Bring the Outdoors In

You and your family will have years of enjoyment by adding a new outdoor room. Midwest Home Builders has a great deal of experience planning and building screened porches for their Iowa customers. Contact us today to share your ideas and get a free estimate.

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