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What are Your Options for Enclosing an Existing Outdoor Space?

Posted in: Screen Porch in Northern Virginia, Screen Porch, Screen Porch Tips, Screen Porch Questions, Deck Screens, Screen Porch Screens, Screen Porch in Maryland, Screen-Porch Design Tips, porch topics, screen porch products, SCREENEZE, SCREENEZE screening system, Motorized Porch Screens, Motorized Outdoor Screening Systems, Screen Room, Phantom Retractable Screens, screened porch in Washington, DC, Screened Porch, Screened-in Porch, Eze-Breeze, Three-season rooms

James Moylan

Monday, August 05, 2019

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Options for Enclosing an Existing Outdoor Space

Lots of homeowners have open outdoor living spaces and, for a variety of reasons, find themselves wondering what their options are to enclose them. Whether you have a front porch with a roof but no screens, a deck, a double deck without screens, or a patio, the logistics of how to enclose these existing spaces is one of the most common questions posed to design and build firms.

Best Screened Porch Screens and Deck Screening Materials for 2019

Posted in: Screen Porch in Northern Virginia, Screen Porch Tips, Screen Porch Questions, Deck Screens, Screen Porch Screens, Screen Porch in Maryland, Screen-Porch Design Tips, retractable screen porch, screen porch products, SCREENEZE, SCREENEZE screening system, Motorized Porch Screens, Motorized Outdoor Screening Systems, Automatic Porch Screens, Screen Room, Phantom Retractable Screens

James Moylan

Monday, February 25, 2019

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Considerations for What Screened Porch Screen Materials to Use in 2019

Whether you’re looking to spruce up an existing porch or you want to start a new screened porch design from scratch in 2019, one of the most important things to consider is what screening material to use. From what the industry experts suggest to geography-specific considerations, here’s everything you need to know before you jump into any screen-related decision.

How to Properly Install and Use Outlets in a Screen Room in Washington, DC

Posted in: Screen Porch, Screen Porch Tips, Screen Porch in Maryland, Screen-Porch Design Tips, porch topics, screen porch products, porch add-ons, outdoor accessories, Screened Porch in Virginia, Outdoor Lighting, building a deck, Electrical, Screen Room

James Moylan

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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What are the top 12 considerations for Installing and Using Outlets in a Screened-In Porch?

Installing exterior outlets in your screened-in porch might seem like a minor design detail, but this process actually presents a few unique challenges to be aware of. Consider the following information when designing the layout of your outdoor space and making final decisions about which amenities to include.

Top 5 Things to Consider When Adding Electric to a Screened Porch

Posted in: Screen-Porch Design Tips, retractable screen porch, patio questions, electric heaters, porch topics, screen porch products, Screened Porch in Virginia, Outdoor Lighting, Motorized Porch Screens, Motorized Outdoor Screening Systems, Automatic Porch Screens, snowmelt system

James Moylan

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

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Adding Electric and Lighting to a Screened Porch: 5 Things to Consider

Adding electrical and lighting elements to a screened-in porch is a great way to make the space as comfortable, usable, and functional as any interior area. However, as with any construction project, there are some considerations to keep in mind before you jump headfirst into the work. Here are the top five things to think through as you plan and design your ideal screened-in porch.

Top 3 Considerations for Building an Outdoor Wood-Burning Fireplace

Posted in: Screen Porch Tips, Deck Products, outdoor television, patio tips, outdoor living, Infratech outdoor heaters, outdoor heating systems, screen porch products, Outdoor Fireplaces

James Moylan

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

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How to approach outdoor fireplaces:  outdoor kitchen in Clifton, VA example

As outdoor living spaces become more complex and more adaptable to multiple situations, fireplaces are becoming increasingly common features of decks, screened-in porches, verandas, and other outdoor areas. This particular gas and wood-burning outdoor fireplace project illustrates how these tasteful patio features can be implemented and then customized to fit both lifestyle and desired aesthetic. It can be approached in terms of its general process, required inspections and codes, and additional features.