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Screened in Patio ideas

maseeterlinJanuary 8, 2013
I was wondering if anyone had any design Ideas for this screened in patio room, it's used in the summer and I was thinking we might add a projector and a screen out there to watch movies on summer nights, we need help with color and furniture and flooring an everything else because we have no idea what we're doing
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decoenthusiaste
From living, dining and sleeping space to family theater, you can get all kinds of use out of that porch! With some insulated draperies and a space heater you can enjoy it for a longer spell. Just be sure to check ventilation requirements for any heater you consider.
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1 Like    Bookmark   January 8, 2013 at 1:26PM
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Jayme H.
Looks like where we live..snow!!! I would definately look into weather proof furniture. Moisture, etc is an issue in colder climates as u already know I am sure...lots of nice, reasonable all season woven-look types with big, comfy cushions for watching movies...a few of those/nice arm chairs with an ottoman....Nowadays u can also add a little electric fireplace very reasonably and they are very safe..we put on in our basement..
    Bookmark   January 8, 2013 at 1:47PM
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Jayme H.
Some ideas: are u on a lake, and do you have any sand/water issues? If so, I would put in something easily vacuumed/swept. If it's a hard surface floor, I would use area rugs over it. Are u going for a rustic look? If so, you could hang woven-type shades. P.S. There are also more "sofa-like" all weather furnitures as well, not sure how much room u want to take up with furniture as that type is bigger.
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Dar Eckert
This looks a lot like my inlaws screen porch even the chairs and artificial turf. My first inclination is to put ceramic tile or stone on the floor but you'll probably need to beef up the floor with underlayment. Another thought might be wide painted planks to give that carefree cabin feel. Also like a table in the porch for games and cards.
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Jayme H.
These little things do a great job and can be purchased inexpensively or not...they add a nice touch if a person isn't planning on spending a bundle.
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House of Holland - TX
Something like this would be great too, takes up hardly any room...

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2 Likes    Bookmark   January 8, 2013 at 2:25PM
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maseeterlin
I really like the heating options thanks!! Do you have any advice in terms of colors?
1 Like    Bookmark   January 8, 2013 at 3:47PM
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Jayme H.
I would keep the walls somewhat light as it is a small area. Do u like the "beachy" look with creams, tans, blues? Can be quite beautitul...add in some woven textures like sissal??
    Bookmark   January 8, 2013 at 3:54PM
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Jayme H.
Examples
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Jayme H.
a few more
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Jayme H.
Sorry I am enjoying this
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House of Holland - TX
Obviously you have snow, so you don't live in Florida. What part of the country are you in?
    Bookmark   January 8, 2013 at 4:29PM
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collettec
What is the color and material of the rest of the exterior of your house? I would have the posts and the color of the wall either match or "go" with the rest of your exterior so it doesn't look disjointed from the outside. Wicker is great for screened in porches. And lightweight so easy to move around if you want to move chairs around to view a screen for instance. Definitely add some summer color. Florals are great for cushions, etc. Really like the striped rugs Jayme showed above for the floors. Oh, and given the sun you get for part of the day, flowers in pots are great too. Enjoy! I love screened in porches.
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Jayme H.
More color combo examples
    Bookmark   January 8, 2013 at 4:33PM
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maseeterlin
were in michigan, so we do get to use then room for 2-3 seasons and I love the ideas!!!
    Bookmark   January 8, 2013 at 4:42PM
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Jayme H.
I am from Northern MN., live on the MN/ND border (Northern) now...know how it gets..although a bit warmer your way I think..:) This is a cute place...lots of options!!
    Bookmark   January 8, 2013 at 7:12PM
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jlbow
This could be a lovely space for relaxing and entertaining, but please think VERY HARD about playing movies out there. Think abut it--You're on your porch, enjoying the summer evening, listening to the crickets, the breeze through the trees--and suddenly you find yourself listening to your neighbors' movie. Hmmm...
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