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4 Tips for Planning a Screened-In Porch Project

4 Tips for Planning a Screened-In Porch Project

Are you ready to take your Maryland home to the next level? A screened-in porch is the best way to maximize your enjoyment of the beautiful landscaping and hardscaping surrounding your home, whether it be new construction homes or a building that has been standing for half a century. While planning a screened-in porch project seems like a massive undertaking, if you follow these four simple steps you’ll be sitting on your screened-in porch before you know it!

Consider the Lighting

A screened-in porch will decrease the amount of natural light entering your home from the outside and need its own independent lighting, depending on the density of the screening. There are many options available for your Maryland screened-in porch, including ceiling fans with lights or recessed lighting. Since the porch will be covered, you will have a greater amount of flexibility when it comes to lighting up the space.

Determine Your Electrical Needs

A screened-in porch will become one of the outdoor centers of your home, so you need to ensure that you have the electric capabilities for whatever you want to do. How many outlets will you need? What type of lighting hook-ups will you need? If you plan the electrical needs for your screened-in porch project in advance, you won’t need to worry about modifying the finished project and going over-budget.

Investigate Multiple Materials

All of the materials used to construct your screened-in porch should look great together and be appropriate for your outdoor space. There are many different porch materials available on the market today including cedar, pressure-treated wood, composite decking, and vinyl. Beyond those material choices, you’ll also have to choose flooring, exterior materials, and interior trim. Take your time when choosing your screened-in porch materials to make sure that you love the finished product.

Consider Zoning Requirements

Before you get started building your screened-in porch, make sure that you check the zoning requirements for your neighborhood. If you neglect to secure the proper permits in advance, you will run into major problems in the future when you resell your home or right away with your HOA.

Outdoor Space Remodeling from Creative Spaces Remodeling

At Creative Spaces, we strive to ensure that our clients are 100% satisfied with every project we complete. We listen to your needs and create a design that will give you the lifestyle you’ve been after! If you’re ready to start the design process, give us a call or visit our website today! Creative Spaces Remodeling removes the uncertainty and stress of remodeling your home with our proven step-by-step system, developed over owner John Johnson’s 30 years in the industry. You can count on us to be direct, detail-oriented, and flexible from start to finish, to create the remodel that matches your desires and needs.

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