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

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Is a Screen Room Right for You?

Imagine the sun peaking up, it’s first rays glittering through the trees.  The air is fresh and cool.  Aside from the birds chirping their morning songs, everything is quiet while you warm your hands around a hot cup of coffee.  There is something special about spending a quiet hour with the tranquil beauty of the great outdoors.

Screen rooms provide the feeling and function of an indoor room while blurring the lines between your outdoor and indoor living spaces.  Only a thin screen separates you and the outdoors. Whether it’s dinner with the family or just letting the children play, a screen room can add functionality to your back yard while eliminating worries such as mosquitoes and even rain.

Screen Room - Archadeck

Screen enclosures are also cost effective when compared to other home improvements.  The maintenance of a screen room is minimal and most winterize in no time.  If you are looking for a way to use your screen room through multiple seasons, you have a couple of options.  Acrylic storm panels can be placed in the windows when you prepare for winter.  Placing a small space heater in the screen room allows you to curl up with a cup of hot chocolate as you watch the snow fall, draping Chicagoland with a frosty white blanket.

Screen Room - Archadeck

Vertical 4-track windows appear to be glass to anyone looking from a distance, but are made of a vinyl material instead. These windows come in a variety of sizes, but are separated into four sections, allowing you to open from 25% to 50% to 75% This gives you control over the amount of outdoor elements you allow in.  If it’s a particularly blustery day, open just enough to allow just the right amount of breeze.  On a gorgeous summer afternoon, open them all up and enjoy the fresh scent of the season that wafts through your airy screen room.

Screen Room - Archadeck

There are so many options available to you when building a screen porch. From a traditional screen design to a custom three season room; the sky is the limit.  If you would like to take a look at design options or discuss how to put your outdoor dream together, give us a call and set an appointment to visit our show room Our Design Consultants can walk you through every step of the process, helping you make your dream become a reality.  Whether you’re adding a screen porch as an investment or simply to bring the outside in, you’re sure to love your new outdoor room.

See you in the Backyard!

Superior quality and service is alive and well in Chicagoland outdoor living spaces

Testimonial: “I have had bad experiences with contractors in the past and Dave Berryhill from Archadeck was by far the best we have worked with, and he worked hard to earn our business.”

As I read the most recent news about the Toyota quality problems, it makes me so very thankful for the high standards we hold so dear here at Archadeck of Chicagoland. I love receiving letters and calls from customers after we finish their jobs.

Here’s one of my favorites.  I received this from Alan Weisz in Deerfield, Illinois.

“I have had bad experiences with contractors in the past and Dave Berryhill from Archadeck was by far the best we have worked with, and he worked hard to earn our business.”

Alan then continued by listing the five key things he most appreciated:

1. Professionalism
2. Courtesy
3. Staying informed of each step of the process
4. Exceeding his expectations by going “above and beyond”
5. Our personable demeanor

Well, Alan, back at you. You were a delight to work for, and we are so pleased with the outcome of your beautiful new screened outdoor room.