Screen House

Gurnee, Illinois

The Approach

To provide the homeowners with a comfortable and relaxing outdoor space, we constructed a beautiful screen house in their backyard in Gurnee, Illinois. The town of Gurnee, Illinois is home to this beautiful screen house that was constructed in the homeowner’s backyard. This addition provides an excellent place to relax, entertain, and work in a comfortable space that is sheltered from the elements while still being able to enjoy the great outdoors. The screen house’s floor is made of composite decking which is a durable material that requires little maintenance. The vinyl windows feature four vertical panels that can open up to 80% of the way to provide plenty of fresh air and ventilation. The entry door and glass storm door were installed to offer easy access in and out of the space.

To maximize natural light, four triangular vinyl windows were installed beneath the roof. The screen house is fully equipped with electricity, and the homeowners have plenty of power options to choose from. The installation of a large-bladed ceiling fan provides excellent air circulation throughout the space, making it a comfortable place to spend time in. Around the screen house, brick pavers were installed to create a patio area that can be utilized for outdoor furniture, further expanding the usable space.

Value Behind Homeowners’ Decisions

A screen house in your backyard can offer numerous benefits and be utilized in a variety of ways. Here are some reasons why you might want to consider building one:

  1. Outdoor Living Space: A screen house can provide a new outdoor living space for you and your family. It can be used for entertaining, dining, and even working from home, while still being protected from the elements.
  2. Protection from Bugs: One of the primary benefits of a screen house is protection from mosquitoes, flies, and other insects. This allows you to enjoy the outdoors without being constantly pestered by bugs.
  3. Natural Light: With the installation of plenty of windows, a screen house can provide an abundance of natural light, making it an ideal space for reading, relaxing, or even working.
  4. Increased Home Value: A well-constructed screen house can also add value to your home, as it provides an additional functional living space that can be attractive to potential buyers.
  5. Versatility: Depending on the design and construction of your screen house, it can be used for a variety of activities, such as a home gym, yoga studio, or a children’s play area.

Overall, building a screen house in your backyard is a great investment that can provide a multitude of benefits for you and your family.