Screened Porches and SunroomsJ&J Construction of Illinois, Inc.
One of the best things about warmer weather in Chicagoland? We’re going to have to say that it’s getting to spend time out on your screened porch or sunroom! Even when the weather isn’t quite perfect, these rooms let you enjoy the outdoors and natural light earlier and more often. Whether you have one now or are thinking about adding one to your home, we’ve assembled some of the best ideas on how to enjoy and prep your space in the Spring.
Space for plants is a big bonus in sunrooms and screened porches. It’s nice to indulge in some of those early season houseplant sales and pick up some larger ones to accent your space. If you’re new to the idea of indoor plants, some safe choices are Peace Lilies (Spathiphyllum), Snake Plants (Sanseveria), and Corn Plants (Dracaena).
Each of these can handle a range of lighting conditions, provide a lot of impact, and are easy to care for. The great thing about this kind of space is that it normally allows for a lot of flexibility for plants. More light? Too much light? You’re bound to find just the right spot!
Splash out on some colorful accents to rapidly change the look of your neutral space. Start with some eye-catching area rugs. Surprisingly, there are some so-called “indoor/outdoor” rugs that both look great and are extremely easy to keep clean. If a quick sweep doesn’t get them clean, they can literally be hosed down outside.
Next, stock up on flowerpots in coordinating colors, and consider adding a few throw pillows to any seating. Just like the rugs we just mentioned, you can also find pillows that are both bright and easy to keep clean. With only a few accents, you’ll have a finished look!
Once you’ve brought in the fresh green plants and jazzed up your space with a new infusion of color, we’ll bet that you’re ready to enjoy that reconnection with warmer weather. It’s time to invite people over! Is there a better way to celebrate outdoor life than with friends and family? Shift the dining space into your refreshed sunroom or screened porch, fire up the grill, and enjoy!
Make it a well-rounded experience by having candles to light as the evening wears on. Add a little bit of nighttime breeze, some upbeat music in the background, and good conversation, and you’ll create an evening to remember.
If you’re considering a sunroom, screened porch, or three-season room for your home, we can help you visualize it before you build it. Even for room additions, our architects can show you a 3D, multi-angle model of the space. Stop by our showroom and bring your outdoor living ideas to life!
We love to help homeowners with their transformations! For kitchen and bathroom renovations or any other project, J&J Construction’s experienced Design-Build team will guide your dreams to reality, every step of the way. From the first conversation to the final walk-through, rest assured your remodel will be an enjoyable, stress-free experience. Contact us today with any questions or to schedule a free consultation.