All Calgary homeowners know that summer is both the best and worst season in the city. It’s a glorious time filled with warmth and sunshine where you can spend endless days in your garden working on your various projects. It’s also the worst season when the heat becomes unbearable, the wind starts to pick up across the city and the bugs come out in force. Fortunately, with a screen room, you can get the best of both worlds as it allows you all the joys of being outside combined with all the benefits of being inside.
How Does A Screen Room Work?
A screen is a great halfway house between a patio cover and a full sunroom. At its most basic concept, a screen room is a full extension to your home that typically sits on top of an existing deck or patio. The walls are made up of mesh screens that keep the sun and bugs out, and these can either extend from floor to ceiling or you can choose to have boards up to halfway. The roof is solid and will typically slope down away from your house so you don’t have to worry about changing the profile of your home. It gives you more protection from the elements than a simple patio cover, but it’s also considerably cheaper than a sunroom due to the reduced construction material cost.
Using Your Screen Room This Summer
When you install a Desert Sun Patios screen room, you’ll find your new space offers plenty of different options to spend more time outdoors indoors during summer:
- Dining – the most popular use for a screen room is an extra or formal dining area. Not only do you get dedicated space out of the way of the usual household traffic, but you also get all the benefits of eating outside such as the warm sunlight and pleasant breezes, without worrying about debris falling on your food or getting eaten alive by the Calgary bugs. Whether you choose a long table for family get togethers or a small breakfast table for quiet mornings, your screen room will be used for every meal time.
- Entertaining – if you’re looking for more space for guests around your home, or you just want an adults only room away from the children, your screen room gives you plenty of options for entertaining. Wicker furniture will help you feel like you’re living outdoors but inside, while a pair of couches facing a coffee table will be a good conversation starter. Think about adding a heat source like a pellet stove so you can continue your screen room conversations into the evening.
- Lounging – finally, your screen room makes for a perfect quiet oasis in your busy home. Instead of making a central focal point for entertaining, turn the furniture towards the mesh windows to encourage people to spend their time looking out at the world with a cup of tea or coffee. You add to the luxury by installing indoor hammocks as well as turning part of the room into your own indoor outdoor yoga studio.