In homes all over the country, front porches are quintessential part of the home. Screened in porches provide families with a spot to sit during cool or warm evenings, and offer mosquito-free space to enjoy the evening. They keep people connect with their neighbors and are simply a wonderful way to unwind after a long day. Here are some great options to add curtains to your porch.
Adding window screens is the easiest and likely least expensive option for your porch. It will also keep the mosquitoes and other critters out of your way. Because they’re see-through you’ll get the protection you need without blocking out Mother Nature. However, these are purely functional and won’t add style to your porch.
When you want flexibility on your porch, curtains are a great choice. During the daytime you can open them up, wide as can be, to make it easy to chat with neighbors and keep an eye on the kids playing in the yard. However, if you want to have a romantic dinner on your porch, take a nap in the afternoon, or simply steal a few moments of alone time, you can pull them closed for maximum privacy.
If there’s one negative about having a porch, it’s the summer heat getting up into the triple digits. On those hot days, most families will be found inside enjoying their air conditioning – not out on the porch! However, shades can go a long way toward keeping your porch cool in the winter months. They’re also UV blocking, but still allow airflow, which means you won’t have to worry about getting a nasty sunburn when you’re not in direct sunlight.
It makes sense that a screened in porch that is inspired by the great outdoors would have shades that are made from natural woods. Bamboo is stylish, beautiful, and natural. It’s naturally capable of standing up to the elements. However, there are a few disadvantages – most notably the fact that it can be expensive. The total cost for your home will vary greatly based on how much space you have to shade.
No matter how you decide to outfit your porch, Half Price Drapes has everything you need to create the private sanctuary you’re looking for. Shop our site for all affordable solutions to all your drapery and hardware needs.