Here are some of the top reasons screened-in porches are like our own personal oases:
On your screened-in porch, there’s no work to do, no chores and no errands (if there are, then you’re probably doing it wrong!). This is truly your place to zone out, or spend quality time with your family and friends. But unlike an oasis in a hot climate, the roof and screens safeguard you from bugs and the blazing sun for a completely relaxing experience. Likewise, in cooler weather, your porch can provide shelter from rain, wind and other elements while you take in the scenery.
Just like a faraway, exotic island, a screened-in porch lets you get away from it all. It’s essentially a separate room within your own house; one that protects you from the elements three full seasons out of the year. Four seasons if you live in a temperate climate. Once you’re on the porch, you’re officially in a different world!
Unlike indoor rooms, screened-in porches are relatively easy to fix up and decorate. There are no crown moldings to install or walls to paint. Sure, you can decorate, and we encourage you to do so, but remember: this spot is all about tranquility. Throw in a few lounger chairs, some gorgeous plants with large fronds, and add a cool drink at your side, and it’s easy to pretend you’re at the oasis of your choice!