That's our deck, in the back of the house.The deck is great. Our backyard is ok. The bugs are terrible. Our yard is so buggy I can't bear to sit outside in the evening for more than a few minutes while I'm eaten alive by the mosquitoes. We've tried citronella and bug spray and even a mosquito magnet. But I end up with bug bites that look like chicken pox.
So we have decided to screen in the deck, instead of renovating the bathrooms. I checked Flickr for some ideas.
Jeff wants to create a room-like enclosure
while I want to make it look like we just screened in a porch.
We agree it should be painted white
And we're trying to figure out the floor and the interior
This is my favorite:
I love the traditional looking pillars and the "front-porch" look.
The inside looks nice too:
More details to come as we work through this project, which we agree should happen soon in order to really enjoy the backyard this summer.