Oh how I miss my Screen Porch!
In 2005 I designed and built my families screen porch and deck at our home near Barrington Hills, IL. We loved the new outdoor spaces we created and the new Screen Porch was the perfect way to be outside, safe from rain and bugs. We especially enjoyed the porch on those warm summer evenings, listening
to the light rain outside. Without question, fall was my favorite season on the porch. In the fall of 2005, I kicked back in a big cushy chair with my feet up on the ottoman and watched lots of football and the White Sox win the World Series. It was very exciting, though at heart I will always be a Tiger fan.
Those afternoons with a cold beverage, my fridge a few steps away, and the games on t.v. were more relaxing than any vacation I have ever taken. Almost as peaceful were the mornings when my wife and I would enjoy our coffee and watch our two young children play in that room. That Fall stands out so strong in my memory because shortly after, we moved to a new home and left our Screen Porch behind. Each new screen porch we build for clients reminds me of those truly relaxing afternoons. I am always a little jealous of my clients and their new porches. Every so often I drive by our old house and look longingly at that room. It is satisfying to know that the new owner is enjoying the space with his family.
Someday I will design and build a new screen room, and It will provide that same great stay at home vacation, but until then I will live vicariously through our clients.
If you want to see more ideas, check out the Screen Porch gallery on our website. Maybe someday we can design & build you a new sanctuary for your summer evenings and fall afternoons.