Would it look weird to have a front screened porch?

Sandy Fagan
by Sandy Fagan
I've been thinking about how nice it would be to have a screened in porch. However, my covered porch is on the front of the house and most screened porches are in the back. Our house is 2-story with a porch across the front of the house - kind of a country-looking house. What do you think? Would it look weird to have a front screened porch?
  9 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 29, 2016
    Heres a good site for a visual on your idea. https://www.pinterest.com/explore/screened-front-porches/

  • Maureen H Maureen H on May 29, 2016
    Go for it!

  • NYDeb NYDeb on May 29, 2016
    We will be building a porch and I wanted to make it a screened porch but my DH doesn't like the idea. I have seen several front screen porches and I love the idea.

  • William William on May 29, 2016
    Who ever said a screened porch is only for the back of the house?! I have seen many front screened porches and they look great. Lots of ideas on the site Janet provided.

  • Nancy B Nancy B on May 29, 2016
    Front screened porches are popular in many places around this country. Especially where mosquitos and gnats thrive. I say go for it.!

  • MN Mom MN Mom on May 29, 2016
    Porches are wonderful additions to homes. Screen it in and enjoy being "outside" without the hassle of bugs!

  • Sandy Fagan Sandy Fagan on May 29, 2016
    Thank you-all so much! Your responses have given me the confidence to go ahead with this project. I don't know why I get so hung up on things like this. It's my house, after all!

  • Eadie Eadie on May 29, 2016
    My mom has a screened front porch with heavy wire on the outside so she can let her cats out on the porch. They love it and it is beautiful the way she used pickets and screened all the way to the floor.

  • Nancy Gramm Nancy Gramm on May 30, 2016
    Go for it, Sandy! Front screened porches are very southern, very comfortable, and very friendly. Wish I could do it, but my front covered area is too small and the architecture of the house doesn't lend itself to making the porch larger. :-P Enjoy for both of us.