Many homeowners have discovered the instant benefits of enclosing a patio. The area still provides the same feeling of being outside, but the enclosure adds comfort. A patio enclosure instantly expands the interior living space of the home. It extends the length of time the space is usable and it protects everyone from pests and poor weather. Aluminum enclosures are beautiful, but are often a little bland in appearance. Here are some tips to personalize them and make them a little more unique.
Allow Some Sunshine
Patios are a popular addition to the home because they allow people to have an outside seating area where they can entertain and enjoy the sunshine. Enclosing the space does not have to mean eliminating this natural light. Patio gardeners will still have a great place for their plants and herb gardens. Adding a skylight or creating a roof from corrugated clear plastic panels will enable filtered sunlight to shine in and brighten the room while still protecting the area from the elements.
Include a Swing
A porch swing is a classic addition to a front porch, but there are no rules that state they cannot be added elsewhere. Choosing to add a solid roof to an aluminum patio frame makes it possible to securely add a large porch swing or any other hanging chair. By adding some elegant drapes, a soft area rug underneath, and a lot of throw pillows around the room, the result is a romantic seating area or a wonderful spot to read or nap.
Add a Level
An enclosed patio does not need to be restricted entirely to the ground floor. Patio spaces are extendable to a second level if they are carefully designed. This makes it possible to enclose an area for family use and to create a private three-season room off a second-story master bedroom as well. It is even possible to enclose just the top floor and leave the bottom level open to nature. The second floor will act as a roof for the bottom level and protect the patio in the same manner as a patio cover.
Patio enclosures can become a screened-in porch, a beautiful atrium or an addition to the interior of the home. The options are endless. Many homeowners are equally pleased by only adding a simple awning to protect from the rain and provide cover from the sun on the hottest summer days. There is something available for every budget and style preference and the final result, when done correctly, is often flattering to the overall home design.
For more information, contact local professionals like Rollins Construction.