In metro Washington, where the mosquito population can reach annoying heights, these homeowners decided a screened-in porch was the best way to enjoy the outdoors around their home. Previously, a large deck was attached to the back of the house, giving it an unbalanced look. The new porch was designed to make the home look more proportionate, while providing an elegant, comfortable place to relax and entertain. The sleek furniture, bright colors and recycled decking material all help to give the space a fun, modern feel.
- Paint—Benjamin Moore’s Slate Blue, www.benjaminmoore.com.
- Floor—Trex’s recycled plastic decking material in Saddle with a grain, (800) 289-8739, www.trex.com.
- Ceiling—CertainTeed’s triple 2-inch siding in Savannah Wicker, (800) 233-8990, www.certainteed.com.
- Ceiling Fan—Casablanca Fan Company’s Four Season III outside fan in Rustic Iron, (888) 227-2178, www.casablancafanco.com.