Screened porches are terrific in the summertime because you can enjoy the outdoors without the bugs and, with the addition of a ceiling fan, stay very comfortable even when temperature peaks. In the cooler months, they are the perfect place for a ventless fireplace.
Many people still think of a fireplace as a huge masonry project that costs a lot to install, takes up significant space and demands a chimney. Today’s gas fireplaces offer the perfect combination of easy installation, economical pricing, warmth, and ambience. There is no need to chop wood to start a fire. You can light yours with the flick of a switch– or even by touching a button on your remote control. Almost instantly you can take the chill from the early morning air or create a warm, romantic retreat.
Think of your porch as a room addition. You design it to be consistent in its style with the rest of your home. It can have cathedral ceilings or rustic, exposed beams. You can use natural wood floors accented with throw rugs or opt for a low-maintenance composite. The centerpiece of the room though will be the fireplace. It will be the picture on the wall and the frame will be the natural beauty just behind the screened windows all around it. They are available in a large range of sizes so they will always fit the porch you have in mind.
When you entertain in your house, people naturally congregate in and around the kitchen. When you have a fireplace on your porch, you will find that the conversation area around it is the first to fill with friends. Perhaps it’s our prehistoric fascination with fire. Maybe it’s the heat or the hypnotic, flickering flames. It’s impossible to say for certain, but humans are drawn to fire much in the same way the moths are.
Regardless of whether your fireplace is a feature that you enjoy alone, with a partner or among a group of friends, you will never regret incorporating one into your porch. When you make the investment in building a porch, you owe it to yourself to create a retreat you can use and enjoy year round. Adding a porch will increase the value of your home; adding one with a fireplace will make it a real stand out.
Contact Archadeck of Columbus today to see how we can make creating your dream backyard an enjoyable experience, start to finish. The consultation is completely free. (740) 879 – 3730 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to your call.