A Screened In Porch: The Home Improvement Everyone Should Contemplate

YEARS AGO, when I floated the idea of a screened-in porch to my opinionated, renovation-savvy friends, some thought it frivolous. One considered the plan old-fashioned. “I don’t get it,” she said. But I did. My house in Springs, N.Y., which I bought in 2014, is in a woodsy area, 350 steps from the harbor. At the time, I simply wanted a breezy, outdoor, mosquito-free zone. But my fresh-air haven became much more.


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