Porch is considered as signature architectural character of North American home, especially in southern area. Maybe this is why screened in porches become more and more popular again right now. Many home designer and contractors have noted this trend and they keep developing it too.
Screened in porches beside become a nice decoration touch, it also reflects your personality. Although you put the screen in the porches, the rooms will be still feasible if you want to add any furnitures, lighting, accents, and many other decor details. With screened porches, you can add nice and relaxing place for any season. In this hot summer, you can just add a bed or hanging bed in your porch and enjoy the night while you sleep. You can also do this in spring, autumn, even winter.
Porch itself is a transitional place of public space and personal space. So, basically it is a communal place. You can use this to gather or gossiping with your friends or family. But, you can use it as your private place to read or just to take me-time. So, adding screened in porches is definitely great idea to ensure that your privacy is guaranteed. The porch itself derived from the latin word portio. So, the idea of porch has been there since hundreds of years ago. Then it is no wonder that there are so many kinds of screen that can be used in porch.
For example the screen that made of bamboo, which in Indonesia called kerai. You can use this as one alternative design idea for your porch. With your hanging sofa and some ancient sculpture, you will create both Roman and Asian style. You will forget that you live in US. Well, screened in porches, seems like a really nice idea for your home!