Living here in Florida, winter doesn’t affect us in the same way that it does a large part of the country. We can handle it standing on our heads—outside if it’s absolutely necessary! Still, it’s refreshing to move into the spring season, isn’t it? The days get longer and we start gearing up for fun and sun. Are you planning a getaway trip this year?
Wouldn’t it be fantastic if you could book the place for the entire summer? Better yet, what if you could just drop everything and show up whenever you wanted?
You could—if you make it right outside your door!
How about it?
Is this the year that you create your “Florida room?”
Have you heard that term yet? Outdoor living areas have become the norm here—so much so that they’ve officially changed the lingo! Formerly known as the patio or lanai, people across the nation are now creating Florida rooms!
Living in paradise
It’s no wonder they name their rooms after Florida. You know they wish they were here soaking up the sun and living the good life! If you’re thinking about transforming your outdoor living area but are holding back due to the expense, rethink things! You can design a beautiful outdoor space on a budget—that you and your family will enjoy year-round.
It’s amazing how cozy and relaxing it is to have a secluded area for you, your family, and your friends to hang out in. Framing out an actual room can get pretty pricey though. If you’re looking for something cheaper, enclose your space with privacy screens.
Actually, it makes more sense to install privacy screens so your outdoor living space remains outdoors.
They mesh well together
Privacy screen enclosures are constructed of mesh, nylon, or Artisan wire—you want to stay away from Artisan wire though. It’s cheaply manufactured in China using a very thin wire that breaks easily. Once the wires are broken, they’re dangerous—especially for young children and pets.
Vinyl screens provide total privacy, of course, but they don’t allow for free airflow. They could be great for outdoor rooms that are set up with a system to circulate the air though. Mesh screens are extremely durable and usually treated with added UV protection to provide an even longer lifespan.
Mesh privacy screens allow free airflow so you won’t miss a single breeze. You won’t be spending your time sweeping up before you get to sit down either. Yard debris is going to disappear. And, those annoying bugs that are constantly invading your space will be history!
Once you have your room completed, it’s time to fill the space! If you customized your screens, you’re likely more than halfway there. It’s amazing what an effect they have on your surroundings. Love the beach? Customized screens will make you feel like your sitting seaside every day.
However you decided to enclose your area, it’s finally time to do a little decorating. Deciding on a color scheme and purchasing an area rug and some furniture may be the only things on your list, but it will be fun making the decisions.
It might take a minute to know which way you want to go with your decorating scheme. Will you choose the rug first or the furniture? There are lots of styles to consider. Will you use the typical patio furniture? Lounge chairs could work or a hammock, maybe—and what about some plants? Maybe even a potted tree or two, huh?
Whatever you decide, you’re going to love your new room and your family and friends will too!
A pool would be cool
Lots of homeowners have a swimming pool on the list when they’re looking for a home too. You just can’t beat walking out your backdoor and hitting the water!
Installing a privacy screen around your pool transforms that space too. Moreover, you’ll be spending less time skimming, there are no bugs to fight off, and you won’t have to apply sunscreen as often.
If you’re pool area and patio join together, enclosing the entire space would be spectacular, wouldn’t it? Take a minute to envision those possibilities—
It isn’t hard to get your ideas flowing, is it? You can add your family and friends’ delighted faces into your mental image pretty easily too, right? Having a space created specifically for relaxing and enjoying time with the people that you love certainly makes it a worthy investment. The memories created there over the years will be nothing short of priceless!