Dining Screened Porch

Dining Screened Porch

When it is buggy out, a screened porch is in it’s glory!  I love to eat dinner on my open porch (as well as drink my morning coffee), but if the bugs are out, I go inside.  Screened porches solve those problems entirely.  It is just lucky for me, that my property rarely has a bug problem.  For some homeowners, the mosquitos, gnats, and other biting insects come out like clockwork, making it hard to relax and enjoy their porch.

A great innovation we have used in a number of projects is Phantom Screens.  With the click of a button, an open porch can become a screened porch, free of pests.  Below is a little video we made of one of those porches.

There is no question, that the place to be in the summer, is on the porch.  How much you need screens depends on your bug population.  The good news is that if you set up your porch for screens, it is really easy to switch them out for panels that allow you to enjoy your porch virtually year around.

Screened Porch With Fireplace

Screened Porch with Fireplace

Screened Porch Overlooking Lake

Screened Porch Overlooking Lake

Screened Porch With Dormer

Screened Porch with Dormer

Screened Porch With Deck Above

Screened Porch with Deck Above

Small Screened Porch

Small Screened Porch

Porch With Brick Fireplace

Porch with Brick Fireplace

Screened Porch With Bluestone Floor

Screened Porch with Bluestone Floor

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James M. Crisp has been an architect for well over 30 years. His architectural firm, Crisp Architects, designs projects throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. In April of 2007, Taunton Press published 'On the Porch' by James M. Crisp and Sandra Mahoney.

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    Frank May 23, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Always amazing.

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    Matthew Vander Els August 13, 2020 at 4:58 am

    I think we love the large farmhouse table idea the best. Having a screened-in porch double as a dining room is some of our client’s favorite conversions. Thanks!

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