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How Do I Enjoy My Outdoor Living Space In The Colder Months?

With cooler weather on the horizon, you may be wondering if enjoying your outdoor space this upcoming season is even possible. Wouldn’t it be great if you could still soak in the beautiful sunsets and fresh air, despite the upcoming chilly, Chicagoland temperatures?

Adding a room, such as a sunroom or screened-in porch is a great way to make the most out of outdoor living as it cools down and can be built with features to make use of the space year-round!

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Screened porch by Archadeck of Chicagoland

Screened-in porches and sunrooms provide protection from outside elements such as rain, wind, and snow, while still allowing you to enjoy the outdoors. Below are a few of our favorite features that make it easier to use your space throughout the year.

Sunspace Retractable Windows

These attractive, lightweight windows allow you to easily close up the room to protect against rain or snow or open them fully to allow a warm breeze in on sunny days; let in as little or as much of a breeze in as you please. Below are some of our favorite projects featuring Sunspace windows.

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Screened in porch design by Archadeck of Chicagoland

This rustic style screened in porch integrated cathedral ceilings and Vertical 4 Track Windows to maintain an open, airy feel. The windows let in plenty of light while allowing the homeowners to enjoy the space during chilly months.

Lincolnshire screened porch
Lincolnshire IL screened porch by Archadeck of Chicagoland

This screened-in porch features floor to ceiling Sunspace Vertical 4 Track windows which give the room a very open, spacious feel. Adding a space heater can warm up the room, even more, to enjoy on colder days.

Outdoor Fireplaces

Integrating an outdoor fireplace into your screened-in porch or sunroom is a great way to create warmth and ambiance throughout the colder seasons. Below are some of our favorite rooms with fireplaces.

Mokena screened porch
Mokena screened porch by Archadeck of Chicagoland

This cedar sunroom features an outdoor stone fireplace which creates warmth as well as encourages the family to gather for entertaining.

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Chicagoland sunroom by Archadeck of Chicagoland

This fireplace makes an eye-catching focal point in this sunroom, which greatly compliments the space and makes it more usable throughout the year.

Studio 41 Glass Windows

The Studio 41 glass windows we use in our sunrooms truly make these spaces usable when the cold hits by keeping out more chilly air. Check out some of our favorite projects with these windows.

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Screened porch with Studio 41 glass windows by Archadeck of Chicagoland

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Sunroom design by Archadeck of Chicagoland

These windows open up the homeowner’s view to the rest of the yard while allowing them to choose how much fresh air to let in.

These Studio 41 windows ensure more cold air is kept out of your living space while bringing in additional natural light to the area.

If you are ready to discuss options for adding a screened porch or sunroom addition, Archadeck of Chicagoland is here for you! Design options are customizable and virtually endless! Sign up for a free design consultation or call Archadeck of Chicagoland at (847) 250-4100 to speak with a design consultant and begin creating your new dream space.