What better place to have a screened-in porch than at the beach! When Carla and her hubby were building their beach home, Carla came across BNOTP. Carla said, “We just finished our house at the beach last summer. While we were building, I found your blog, and you convinced me that we needed to make our back porch bigger. I am SO glad we did!”
I asked Carla for a tour of her wonderful screened porch and she graciously shared the following details:
“We decided on a screened porch for several reasons. We have another home with a screened porch that we really enjoy. This porch at the beach allows us to spend time outdoors in a coastal environment without having to deal with the gnats, mosquitos, and other creatures that inhabit South Georgia.
We were planning a porch about 8 ft. deep but then I ran across one of your blog posts that recommended making a screened porch as deep as possible. The result is that our porch is 12 ft. deep, and would have been even a little deeper if not for our limited lot size.”
“For the porch floor we chose Tigerwood, which is a very hard wood from a renewable source in Brazil. The fireplace and the daybed swing are my favorite things about this porch.”
“The fireplace is made from antique bricks ( circa late 1800s) from an old textile mill in Valdosta. We plan on spending some chilly evenings in front of it this winter!”
“The swing is a great place to sit and read or take a nap on a lazy afternoon.”
There’s a great spot for enjoying meals, mosquito free!
“We found the old locker at a consignment shop in Savannah. We plan to use it to store beach essentials like sunscreen, beach toys for the grandchildren, etc…”
“I found the old 1950s vintage washtub on Etsy, and we drop our sandy flip-flops in there before entering the house.”
Carla, thanks so much for this wonderful tour. I think I caught sight of the ocean in one the pictures. The ocean breezes must feel wonderful from your beautiful porch!
Love a great screened in porch? You’ll find others under the “Porches” category here at BNOTP.
Maryanne removed her old deck and added a beautiful screened porch with a pergola. See more of it here: Screened Porch & Pegola Addition
Lori and Bob added this fabulous porch to their New England Home. Check it out here: A Screened Porch Addition For a New England Home