The screened-in porch has a stone fireplace and a swing for lazy days and chilly nights. Designers used a a semi-transparent gray stain for the ceiling's wood paneling that allows the wood grain to be visible and matches the tones of the stonework.
A hip roof design can still accommodate ceiling fans, such as these fans hanging from a cedar ceiling designed by Innovative Construction. The color of the fans matches the wicker furniture and contrasts with the lighter ceiling and walls.
This screened-in porch maximizes outdoor living potential by using every nook for seating. Screens protects guests from bugs while a ceiling fan keeps them cool and comfortable when temperatures start to climb.