Small Lake House Plans with Screened Porch Ideas
Building a small lake house plans with screened porch will expand a home living and entertaining space. Having screen protection will keep insects away and make the room useful for watching TV as well. Almost all sizes of porch can be converted, but the design must work well with home architecture. It is usually wise to build a screened porch on the side or back of a home. Good design will contribute to the new space adding value to the property.
Measure the porch space to define the enclosable area. You may want to expand the house plans with screened porch base or ceiling to make the final screened in space at least 9 by 12 feet. Look at ways to use either the trolley or the concrete floor to increase the base of the porch, if needed. Transfer the dimensions of the construction to the routed paper. Draw the roof slope, overhangs, gates for the porch and the basic shape of the framework you will attach to the screening. Purchasing materials. Buy 2- and 4-inch pressure-treated boards to enclose the porch. Cedar is an option for a high quality look.
Reuse timber from other projects, if it is in good shape, by coloring all the same color before adding to the screen. Attach all frames in place, including the rafters. Use bolts to secure head boards to house plans with screened porch; only screw if you are building a new roof. Tie the porch beamed ceilings into existing roof beams by removing some of the roofing, if the ceiling designs so requires. Keep in mind that hard winds can wrench a screened porch away from a home structure. Install circumferential boards around concrete foundation with concrete anchor bolts.