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New Addition Checklist: Planning for Your Screened Porch Renovation

If you’ve ever looked at homes in South Carolina, you’ve probably noticed that sunrooms and screened porches are a common addition to any home. Who doesn’t want a room filled with natural sunlight, open windows, and maybe even a little breeze, while still being inside the comfort of your home? A screened porch addition offers endless possibilities for relaxation, entertainment, and connecting with nature without having to deal with many outdoor elements. If you’re planning an addition to your home, you may be wondering what you can really do with your screened porch remodel. That’s why we’ve created a quick checklist to help you in planning for your screened porch renovation.

From flooring options to amenities like a fireplace, ceiling fans, lighting, and other key elements to create the perfect sanctuary. Now, let’s get started on your screened porch renovation!

What To Consider When Planning Your Screened Porch Renovation

Flooring

Choosing flooring for an outdoor space is quite different than planning a bedroom. You have to take into consideration the outdoor elements that may affect it. For example, if you plan on creating a screened porch, carpeting may not be the best idea as rain can still get into your room.

You also want to take into consideration sun exposure and temperature fluctuation. Tile flooring, luxury vinyl, or concrete slab with a nice outdoor rug are all great options to consider. They are not only durable but also easily maintainable. Depending on your price range, tile can be more expensive, while concrete is rather affordable all around.

Indoor-Outdoor Connection

You want to invest in a screened porch addition to be closer to nature, and we get that. If you’re looking to blur the transition between indoor and outdoor, consider a larger doorway to the room. An open plan is a great way to completely widen your space, giving the effect that your home reaches outside itself. However, french doors or folding doors are a great way to completely open up the room, while still offering the availability for privacy or a closed-off space.

Incorporating outdoor furniture options such as a dining set, lounge area, or planters can help make your screened porch addition feel more like an extension of your living space, rather than a completely separate room.

Insulation For Closed-Off Spaces

When it comes to renovating a home or adding a whole new addition, most forget about insulating the space. While a screened porch may not need insulation, a sunroom definitely will, allowing the room to stay warmer in the winter, and cooler in the summer sun.

It is crucial to prioritize proper insulation and climate control. This can be achieved by incorporating insulated windows, double-glazed glass, and weather stripping. These measures effectively reduce heat loss during the winter and minimize heat gain during the summer.

Fireplace

Now for the fun part! Deciding what you want in your new addition can be a slippery slope. This is where you have to consider how you will use your room. An electric fireplace is a great addition to add a little coziness during the winter months, making your porch or sunroom a year-round entertainment space.

However, keep in mind the dimensions of your space while deciding on a fireplace. You need to ensure that the space is large enough and tall enough to safely install a fireplace.

Ceiling Fans

Just as a fireplace can bring warmth in the winter, you may want a little extra airflow in the summer. Installing ceiling fans to create better circulation is a must-have in the South Carolina heat.

Choose energy-efficient ceiling fans with adjustable speeds and reversible blades to help regulate temperature and airflow year-round. You can even find fans with integrated lighting fixtures for added functionality and style. Or, opt for sleek, minimalist designs that complement your sunroom’s aesthetic.

Lighting

No space is complete without proper lighting. Yes, natural sunlight will play a huge part in the ambiance of the room, but what about after dark? Utilizing high-hat lighting, pendant fixtures, or wall sconces can add a classy look to your porch once the sun goes down.

You can even consider a dimmer switch or smart lighting controls to add flexibility to your lighting potential. It’s important to determine where you would like to place these lights before renovations, as electrical will have to be wired. However, side table lamps or string lights are another way to utilize artificial lighting without the need for additional wiring.

Functional Layout

What would you use your screened porch for? Make sure to plan a functional layout that accommodates your lifestyle and preferences before you allow the build to begin. If you are using this as an extension of your dining room, where will you place the table? If you’re incorporating a fireplace, how will you arrange the seating? This can help you later down the line if you decide to incorporate built-in storage solutions, such as benches with hidden compartments or wall-mounted shelving, to maximize space and organization.

Planning Your Screened Porch Renovation with Re-Builders

When planning your screened porch renovation, remember to think about the things often forgotten. Lighting, ceiling fans, or area rugs may be overlooked, but they can become an “I wish I’d thought of that” after the fact. Whether you’re seeking a cozy retreat for relaxation, a versatile space for entertaining, or a connection to the beauty of the outdoors, a screened porch or sunroom addition offers endless possibilities for transforming your home and getting just a little bit closer to nature.

From design to acquiring permits to project completion, Re-Builders can handle it all! We are here to help through your Grand Strand renovation journey. Contact Re-Builders to learn more about our home renovation options. Please give us a call at 843-448-0041 or request a quote here!

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Porch Looks Great!

"The porch looks great and we are very happy!"


Barbara Kohn

2019-04-16T09:58:28-04:00

Barbara Kohn

"The porch looks great and we are very happy!"

Extremely Pleased!

"We are extremely pleased with the bathroom renovation you did for us last summer and we're still enjoying the big addition project you did in '07.  We appreciate the quality of workmanship and the quality of your employees".


Jim & Kathy Turner

2019-04-16T09:51:53-04:00

Jim & Kathy Turner

"We are extremely pleased with the bathroom renovation you did for us last summer and we're still enjoying the big addition project you did in '07.  We appreciate the quality of workmanship and the quality of your employees".

Featured Kitchen

“We are extremely pleased with the new kitchen. It is absolutely beautiful and so user-friendly! We appreciate your extra personal efforts and those of MarKraft designer, Dawn Jacobus, to assure that all space was effectively utilized and that the kitchen would have that very special look and feel. We also are very appreciative that the kitchen was so attractively featured in the fall 2003 issue of Coastal Carolina Home Styles."


Anonymous

2019-04-16T10:30:28-04:00

Anonymous

“We are extremely pleased with the new kitchen. It is absolutely beautiful and so user-friendly! We appreciate your extra personal efforts and those of MarKraft designer, Dawn Jacobus, to assure that all space was effectively utilized and that the kitchen would have that very special look and feel. We also are very appreciative that the kitchen was so attractively featured in the fall 2003 issue of Coastal Carolina Home Styles."

Another Great Job!

"Thanks for ANOTHER great job, and feel free to use us for glowing recommendations!"


Barbara Cody

2019-04-16T10:21:36-04:00

Barbara Cody

"Thanks for ANOTHER great job, and feel free to use us for glowing recommendations!"

Porch Enclosure

"We are very pleased with the room (porch enclosure)! All of Re-Builders' workers and contractors were most responsive and willing to please!  We would certainly recommend Re-Builders to friends and neighbors!"


Debbie Strange

2019-04-16T10:22:15-04:00

Debbie Strange

"We are very pleased with the room (porch enclosure)! All of Re-Builders' workers and contractors were most responsive and willing to please!  We would certainly recommend Re-Builders to friends and neighbors!"

Awesome Job!

"Thank you, everything looks good.  The team did an awesome job and we are very pleased with the results."


Eric Chapman

2019-04-16T10:20:44-04:00

Eric Chapman

"Thank you, everything looks good.  The team did an awesome job and we are very pleased with the results."

Thank you

"Thank you for an absolutely fabulous experience.  Your support throughout the process and the quality of the final product are beyond expectation. You and your team are awesome!"


Judy O'Neill

2019-04-16T09:49:59-04:00

Judy O'Neill

"Thank you for an absolutely fabulous experience.  Your support throughout the process and the quality of the final product are beyond expectation. You and your team are awesome!"

Very Pleased!

"We are very pleased with Re-Builders' work.  Love our new hall bath!  Thank you to all involved."


Mary Wicker

2019-04-16T09:57:24-04:00

Mary Wicker

"We are very pleased with Re-Builders' work.  Love our new hall bath!  Thank you to all involved."

A reputable contractor!

"When we moved to Murrells Inlet last June, it was hard to find a reputable contractor. After searching we found Re-Builders! They were always professional and the work was done in a timely manner; above all, Ray was always in contact with us! I love my new kitchen, hardwood floors and bathroom! I would recommend them to anyone for any sort of building or remodeling!"


Cindy Parsons

2019-04-16T10:24:33-04:00

Cindy Parsons

"When we moved to Murrells Inlet last June, it was hard to find a reputable contractor. After searching we found Re-Builders! They were always professional and the work was done in a timely manner; above all, Ray was always in contact with us! I love my new kitchen, hardwood floors and bathroom! I would recommend them to anyone for any sort of building or remodeling!"

Polite, Tidy & Punctual

"Thank you to Chad Floyd & the crew. I am so pleased with my bathroom remodel.  All the workers have been polite, tidy, punctual, and performed excellent work."
-Judy Lewis, Myrtle Beach
2021-08-16T16:17:41-04:00
"Thank you to Chad Floyd & the crew. I am so pleased with my bathroom remodel.  All the workers have been polite, tidy, punctual, and performed excellent work." -Judy Lewis, Myrtle Beach

New Kitchen

"We are definitely enjoying our new kitchen!"


Jeannie Freeman

2019-04-16T09:56:27-04:00

Jeannie Freeman

"We are definitely enjoying our new kitchen!"

It looks wonderful!

"Thank you so much for the great job you did on the entrance of our house.  It looks wonderful and your work was nothing less than superb!"


Ann Standish

2019-04-16T10:27:02-04:00

Ann Standish

"Thank you so much for the great job you did on the entrance of our house.  It looks wonderful and your work was nothing less than superb!"

Nice Experience!

"It was really a nice experience working with you and your crew.  Thank you for helping us!"

 

Ray & Kathleen Weisel

2019-04-16T09:50:34-04:00

Ray & Kathleen Weisel

"It was really a nice experience working with you and your crew.  Thank you for helping us!"  

Impressed With Your Crew

"I just love it (screen porch)! I want to tell you how impressed I was with your crew....they were more than capable, courteous, worked in a timely fashion, accommodating, and cleaned up after themselves every day! I will certainly recommend your company to anyone who asks.

-K. Oberle, Myrtle Beach
2021-10-08T14:49:56-04:00
"I just love it (screen porch)! I want to tell you how impressed I was with your crew....they were more than capable, courteous, worked in a timely fashion, accommodating, and cleaned up after themselves every day! I will certainly recommend your company to anyone who asks. -K. Oberle, Myrtle Beach

Ray was very caring!

"(The job) went very well.  They did everything they were asked.  Workers were efficient, polite and showed up when needed.  Ray was very caring in paying attention to how his employees performed.  He got the permits and also the inspections.  Though it was a long process we are very happy with their attention to detail and very happy with the end result."


Carol Worden

2019-04-16T10:23:13-04:00

Carol Worden

"(The job) went very well.  They did everything they were asked.  Workers were efficient, polite and showed up when needed.  Ray was very caring in paying attention to how his employees performed.  He got the permits and also the inspections.  Though it was a long process we are very happy with their attention to detail and very happy with the end result."

Responsive To All Our Concerns

"We contracted with Ray and his team to add a room to our home.  Everyone on the project was professional, courteous, and, above all, responsive to all our concerns.  The project came in on time and budget with personnel being very attentive to detail.  We would recommend them to anyone needing home improvement"  -Stan & Amanda Earl
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2023-01-31T16:16:33-05:00
"We contracted with Ray and his team to add a room to our home.  Everyone on the project was professional, courteous, and, above all, responsive to all our concerns.  The project came in on time and budget with personnel being very attentive to detail.  We would recommend them to anyone needing home improvement"  -Stan & Amanda Earl

The kitchen is beautiful!

"Bob & I wanted to thank you for the great job you did on our kitchen.  We appreciate all the care your workers took during construction and you working with us through all that was going on.  The kitchen is beautiful and we thank you"


Bob & Linda Waselus

2019-04-16T10:28:00-04:00

Bob & Linda Waselus

"Bob & I wanted to thank you for the great job you did on our kitchen.  We appreciate all the care your workers took during construction and you working with us through all that was going on.  The kitchen is beautiful and we thank you"

We LOVE it!

"We want to let you know that we are truly thankful that we selected you to do our remodel.  We are so delighted.  It was a complete remodel (interior painting the entire house, counters, ceramic flooring, bamboo flooring, countertops, appliances, cabinets and patio).  What made it even more difficult is we currently live 1500 miles away. Thank you once again, and we are so happy with the total house remodel - when we are ready to do the bathrooms, you can guess who we will call!  We LOVE it!


Miles & Susan Rowe

2019-04-16T10:26:11-04:00

Miles & Susan Rowe

"We want to let you know that we are truly thankful that we selected you to do our remodel.  We are so delighted.  It was a complete remodel (interior painting the entire house, counters, ceramic flooring, bamboo flooring, countertops, appliances, cabinets and patio).  What made it even more difficult is we currently live 1500 miles away. Thank you once again, and we are so happy with the total house remodel - when we are ready to do the bathrooms, you can guess who we will call!  We LOVE it!

Professionalism of your crew

"We ... have to comment on the professionalism of your crew. They were all easy to talk to and each one knowledgeable enough to answer any questions [we] had during the remodeling. They cleaned up at the end of each day and left the yard neat.


Glenda & Dan Connolly

2019-04-16T10:28:56-04:00

Glenda & Dan Connolly

"We ... have to comment on the professionalism of your crew. They were all easy to talk to and each one knowledgeable enough to answer any questions [we] had during the remodeling. They cleaned up at the end of each day and left the yard neat.

Beautiful renovation

"We would like to thank you and your staff for the beautiful renovation of our master bedroom and master bath. It looks exactly like we pictured it should be."


Doug & Kathy Cox

2019-04-16T10:31:18-04:00

Doug & Kathy Cox

"We would like to thank you and your staff for the beautiful renovation of our master bedroom and master bath. It looks exactly like we pictured it should be."

Outstanding Professional Job

"My wife and I are extremely pleased with the job Re-Builders did remodeling our condo.  Ray Floyd gave us a very impressive portfolio with references and vendors he recommended we use.  Ray and his foreman, Tim Todd, looked after every detail, and we were impressed with each and every vendor we chose.


Each vendor did an outstanding professional job in a timely manner.  We highly recommend Re-Builders for your remodeling needs!


-The Moores, Myrtle Beach

2021-05-19T14:39:55-04:00
"My wife and I are extremely pleased with the job Re-Builders did remodeling our condo.  Ray Floyd gave us a very impressive portfolio with references and vendors he recommended we use.  Ray and his foreman, Tim Todd, looked after every detail, and we were impressed with each and every vendor we chose. Each vendor did an outstanding professional job in a timely manner.  We highly recommend Re-Builders for your remodeling needs! -The Moores, Myrtle Beach

Bravo!

“Dear Ray, Deborah, Chad, Betty, Dawn and Crew – BRAVO! You took my 20 year old beach home and transformed it like magic! I do not believe anyone would ever think this is a remodel…. I am so proud it looks great! I appreciate everyone’s effort, dedication and professional way everything was handled. Your crew is top notch and please use my home to show your new clients.”


Linda Hewitt

2019-04-16T10:31:53-04:00

Linda Hewitt

“Dear Ray, Deborah, Chad, Betty, Dawn and Crew – BRAVO! You took my 20 year old beach home and transformed it like magic! I do not believe anyone would ever think this is a remodel…. I am so proud it looks great! I appreciate everyone’s effort, dedication and professional way everything was handled. Your crew is top notch and please use my home to show your new clients.”

We are delighted!

“Ray, your work is of highest quality! The superior service you render and the positive attitude in which it is done is extraordinary! This goes for your personnel as well. They represent you in a very fine manner. They are great to work with-highest quality work, highly professional, positive attitude, strong customer service orientation, and friendly and accommodating.



Bill and Gloria Stubbs

2019-04-16T10:29:40-04:00

Bill and Gloria Stubbs

“Ray, your work is of highest quality! The superior service you render and the positive attitude in which it is done is extraordinary! This goes for your personnel as well. They represent you in a very fine manner. They are great to work with-highest quality work, highly professional, positive attitude, strong customer service orientation, and friendly and accommodating.

Felt very comfortable

“Connie and I felt very comfortable with you during your first visit to discuss our project. During the past months, you have displayed to us that you truly are a very honest man of high character and integrity. We can never remember a time doubting that you would do what you said you would. We commend you for your high standards and genuine concern for our satisfaction with your work.”


Bruce & Connie

2019-04-16T10:33:03-04:00

Bruce & Connie

“Connie and I felt very comfortable with you during your first visit to discuss our project. During the past months, you have displayed to us that you truly are a very honest man of high character and integrity. We can never remember a time doubting that you would do what you said you would. We commend you for your high standards and genuine concern for our satisfaction with your work.”

Very Professional & Friendly

"Chad Floyd was excellent.  The Re-Builders team was very professional & friendly.


They showed up on schedule & always cleaned up after themselves.


The end result is a beautiful bathroom, completed ahead of schedule."


-Weyman Yee, Myrtle Beach


 

Weyman Yee

2020-10-16T15:28:37-04:00

Weyman Yee

"Chad Floyd was excellent.  The Re-Builders team was very professional & friendly. They showed up on schedule & always cleaned up after themselves. The end result is a beautiful bathroom, completed ahead of schedule." -Weyman Yee, Myrtle Beach  

Very Polite and Always Very Helpful

“The entire Hudgens family wish to thank you and your whole staff and crew for the great job you did for us, in remodeling our beach house. We are pleased with how it all turned out and really like everything so much!


A special thank you to Dawn for all her hard work and patience with us in working together on the details. Also, we found the crew very polite and always very helpful. We will be happy to to recommend Re-Builders and thank you again for your work and expertise.”


                                                                                                        -Dr. & Mrs. Roy Hudgens

 

 

Dr. and Mrs. Roy Hudgens

2019-04-16T10:34:17-04:00

Dr. and Mrs. Roy Hudgens

“The entire Hudgens family wish to thank you and your whole staff and crew for the great job you did for us, in remodeling our beach house. We are pleased with how it all turned out and really like everything so much! A special thank you to Dawn for all her hard work and patience with us in working together on the details. Also, we found the crew very polite and always very helpful. We will be happy to to recommend Re-Builders and thank you again for your work and expertise.”                                                                                                         -Dr. & Mrs. Roy Hudgens    
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