10 Design Ideas for Your Chicagoland Screen Porch

Ten popular screen porch design ideas by Archadeck of Chicagoland.


Screen porches are a great way to experience the outdoors while remaining protected from elements like rain and snow.  Today’s custom screened porch designs can be as elaborate or simple as you choose. Match your home, opt for a finished look, or keep it rustic and outdoorsy.  Here are ten popular design elements to consider as you plan your screen porch.

Skylights and Exposed Rafters

Exposed rafters create a rustic look and skylights let in more sun.

Screen Porch with Skylights by Chicago Screen Porch Builder Archadeck of Chicagoland

Enclosed Rafters

Enclosed rafters will give you a more finished look for your screen porch.

Screen Porch with Enclosed Rafters by Lake Bluff Porch Builder Archadeck of Chicagoland

Cedar Siding

Use cedar siding instead of your home’s existing siding to give your screen porch a more outdoorsy and rustic look.

Screen Porch with Cedar Siding by Chicago Porch Builder Archadeck of Chicagoland

Rolled Screening

Keep your view open and blend your outdoor spaces a little more smoothly with rolled screening.

Custom screen porch by Long Grove porch builder Archadeck of Chicagoland

Vertical 4-Track Windows

Protect your room from the outdoor elements and extend the time you can use your screen porch with vertical 4-track windows.  Slide them all the way open to let the warm breeze in, open them only partially, or keep them closed to protect from rain and snow.

Cedar Screen Porch with Vertical 4-Track Windows by Chicago Porch Builder Archadeck of Chicagoland

Attached Patio or Deck

Attach a patio or deck for the perfect grilling space or additional room for entertaining.

Cedar Screen Porch with Belgard Patio by Aurora IL Porch Builder Archadeck of Chicagoland

Elevated Screened Porch

Maximize your outdoor space by building an elevated screen porch, leaving you room for a patio or deck beneath.

Elevated screen porch in Mundelein by Archadeck of Chicagoland

Outdoor Fireplace

Adding an outdoor fireplace to your screen porch design provides ambiance and additional warmth in the winter.

Screen porch with fireplace in Mokena by porch builder Archadeck of Chicagoland

Stone Floor

Screen in your existing patio or use paver stones for your screen porch flooring.

Screen porch with stone floor by Mundelein porch builder Archadeck of Chicagoland

Double Decker Screened Porch

A two-story screened porch allows you to feel surrounded by the great outdoors while providing plenty of protected space for relaxing or entertaining .

Two Story Screened Porch by Deer Park porch builder Archadeck of Chicagoland

Are you considering building a screen porch or other outdoor space like a deck or patio?  If so, we at Archadeck of Chicagoland would love to hear from you!  You may sign up for a Free Design Consultation or give us a call at (847) 749-2373.

See you in the backyard!

Author: Archadeck of Chicagoland

As the owner of Archadeck of Chicagoland, I am dedicated to helping our Chicagoland homeowners create and enjoy the outdoor living space of their dreams. We believe the great outdoors is a place for families and friends to come together for fun and laughter.

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