Screened porches are tops on the list of what Piedmont Triad’ers are building at their homes.
A screened porch offers you so many flexible capabilities. It gives you an outdoor room without the hot sun and the insects, plus it gives you the ability to use your screened porch the same as your would an interior room for a majority of the year.
Not only does having a screened porch open the door to many functional opportunities, it also enables you to have more choices when it comes to design elements from trim, to kneewall finishing and even wainscoting are possible in a screened porch or screened room. One of the key focal points of a screened porch is the ceiling. Here’s a little taste of what we are using and having a lot of requests for in regards to screened porch ceiling finishes and options.
This porch ceiling finish gives you the best of both worlds, lots of detail and a classic beadboard finish.
There is a virtual plethora of options when it comes to ideas for finishing your screened porch ceiling. We are getting a great many requests for beaded plywood, and vinyl beadboarding.
Natural cedar porch ceiling finish
Using beadboard works well because of the traditionalism and classic look. It is clean, simple and charming. Beadboard ceilings also make the perfect backdrop to ceiling fans and skylights. Of course with wooden beadboard it will require maintenance and need a new coat of paint every now and again, but vinyl is low-maintenance and will need little or no painting into the future.
As blue as the North Carolina sky… it’s a “Southern thang!”
Believe it or not, we get a lot of requests to paint the ceilings of our porches and screened porches blue. This is a Southern thing and is said to originate on open porches in an effort to discourage birds and bees from building their nests in the ceiling when it is painted blue. Southern Living featured a porch with the ceiling painted blue, “Carolina blue” to be exact. Even if there is no merit behind the reasoning to paint a ceiling blue, it sure does look gorgeous and it’s very soothing.
Carolina blue porch ceiling detail
Don’t forget the “creature comforts” that will help you further enjoy your screened room. We can add a ceiling fan, or more to ward off those hot North Carolina afternoons. Installing skylights, such as Velux skylights is a viable option if you desire more light in your screened porch. We also readily install speakers, and electrical outlets within the ceiling for all those accoutrements homeowners desire. Whatever your fancy, we can make it happen.
Are you ready to design and build a new screened porch with custom finishes and creature comforts? Give us a call for a free consultation at (336) 568-8230, drop us an email or fill out a contact form on this website. We look forward to your call.