Once you start researching screen rooms, you’ll quickly realize that they are one of the best home improvement projects that you can undertake. For starters, they are quick and cheap to install, especially if you can build them on top of an existing deck or patio. Secondly, they provide a cool indoor place to hang out during the summer months that also feels like you’re outside. Finally, they provide you with a whole extra room in your house to use as you see fit.
A Reason For Every Season
One big reason why more Calgary homeowners don’t have screen rooms in their homes is the common misconception that you can only use screen rooms when it’s hot outside. However, with some careful preparation, you can use your screen room in every season. This includes installing a heat source like a fireplace or stove, and adding vinyl screens to the mesh when the cold weather starts to hit. There are many reasons to make your screen room into a year round space:
- Extra space for parties – Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, the Stanley Cup. It’s amazing how many of the big celebrations happen during the winter months, and your screen room gives you extra space for entertaining your friends and family. Whether you use it as the central dining space for your party, or just an extra room for people to socialize in, being able to use your screen room year round will make you the host with the most.
- A year round plant room – there’s been a massive rise in house plants as a hobby as a result of the pandemic. Your screen room makes for an ideal greenhouse for your tropical plants during the summer, and when the weather starts to turn, you can bring your more sensitive potted plants in from the outside. You can beef up your plant game with heat and sun lamps to give them all the growing potential during the darker months.
- A home office – another side effect of the pandemic is that it is becoming more popular and more common to be able to work remotely. However, as many discovered, it can be hard if you set up your home office in your bedroom or dining room as the boundaries between work and home can become blurred. This is where setting up your home office in your screen room gives you an office with a view as the ability to shut the door and leave work behind when you clock off.
- A quiet escape – finally, your screen room can act as a quiet haven away from it all. If you have small children, having an adult only space in the house will not only preserve your sanity, but it gives your children a sense of boundaries. If you don’t have small children, your screen room can double as an at home spa or meditation space filled with soft furnishings and calming music.