Modernizing Your Screened-in Porch

backyard screened-in stone porch with cushion wicker chairs and round glass table
A screened-in porch can be the perfect addition to your home. In recent years they have grown more popular due to their ability to provide both the openness of an outside environment and the comfort of being indoors. Screened-in porches are the perfect outdoor lounging area without the nuisances of bugs or the overbearing Atlanta sun. Whether you’re having friends over to enjoy the fall weather or enjoying a cup of tea while doing some leisurely reading, adding a screened-in porch can do wonders for your home aesthetic and lowering your stress levels. Here are some ways you can vamp up your porch aesthetic. 1) sky light: Installing a sky light is a fantastic way to bring natural light into your closed off porch. Homeowners can enjoy the sunshine without having to endure the heat and it also provides a protected view of the sky. 2) fire place: A fire place or fire pit can be the perfect aesthetic for any outdoor living area, especially screened-in porches. It provides warmth and a visually appealing focal point around which you and your guests can socialize. Fire installations have also become immensely popular within recent years and they provide screened-in porches with the ever popular “cabin” feel. 3)proper lighting: While a sky light may be the perfect light fixture for some, others may include more traditional installations. Homeowners are able to have such modern lighting fixtures like dimmers and even LED lighting installed in their porch area thanks to advances in outdoor construction. Electrical items, such as ceiling fans, that were once  taboo in outside living areas are now easily installed creating a more comfortable lounging area for you and your family.w