Prep Your Screened-In Porch for Hours of Winter Delights

by nola

The temperatures are falling but you may still want to enjoy nature. A screened-in porch is an easy way to stay warm and dry yet be a part of nature at the same time. Prep the space for winter with these handy tips.

Bright Décor

Make the décor match the season from the cushions to the wall paintings. When the sunlight beams through the screens or windows, you can take advantage of high bright outdoor displays to still see your family photos. Place a holiday tree in the corner to brighten up the space. Twinkle lights and strings of holiday lights throughout the space can make the porch even more inviting.

Stay Warm

Place a space heater to keep warm as the snowflakes fall down. Blankets let you cozy up with a loved one on a couch or warm up with a good book on a hammock. Keep a coffee machine handy to create the delicious warming brew right at your fingertips.

Seasonal Protection

While screens work great in the summertime, add windows that close to keep out the chill of winter. No one after all wants the sleet, ice and snow bombarding their staycation. Windows let you look out over the lake, watch the weather change or see the first shoots of spring peeking through the blanket of frost. Envision all this without leaving the comfort of the indoors. A porch enclosure system is another option to keep out the winter chill and easily removes when the weather warms.

Protect Plants

Extend that lovely enclosure to invite your plants inside. They get the benefits of staying out of the cold and don’t freeze. It is fairly easy to turn a screened-in porch into a greenhouse for the winter months. Rolling wheels under large pots can make it easier to bring prized plants in and out without wrecking your back. Your plants will thank you. When spring arrives, you can set the plants back outside.