Creating A Great Open Room With A View
As a homeowner I want space. I don’t want to feel as if I am trapped in a small little box with no way out. When I get up in the morning, I want to have a place to go and read the paper, drink a cup of coffee and start my day. In my home, this is screen rooms in Santa Fe, NM.
Decide on your view
You want to decide on your view before you get started. This can be to a lake, river, set of trees or into nothing. For those that have a screen room installed this is going to be the most important decision you make.
Like I said before, I want space. I want to have enough space so that I can relax get my day started or relax and allow my day to unwind. If the space is too big it just weighs on my mind. If it is too small then I feel trapped.
For me, the perfect size for a screen room is 12 X 14. This gives me plenty of space and doesn’t overwhelm the rest of my living area.
How many screened in widows do you need?
This is going to be a question only you can answer. Depending on the size of the room, the size of each window and more will help you determine these numbers. I
For a typical screen room the entire wall surface area will be a window. This will give you maximum effectiveness in your design and usability. To decide, it is best to use the space and mark the windows that are needed. This will help you determine your numbers for spacing.