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Are You Wasting Your Outdoor Space?

There is no reason to leave your outdoor living space unused for most of the year. Learn the best way to maximize your porch, patio, or condo balcony with an enclosure.

Few things are more relaxing than sitting outside on your porch or patio, enjoying a cool breeze or the sun on your face. Pair that with something sippable in your hands, and a good book or your tablet nearby and you have the makings of some perfect along time. Or perhaps you like a little more camaraderie with your outdoor living? If that’s the case you time spent outdoors might be best enjoyed with a gathering with friends to chat, listen to music or even play games.

No matter what it is that you enjoy doing on your patio, porch, or deck, chances are you wish that you could spend more time outside. Unfortunately, the cooling weather, rain, and the nuisance of bugs tend to get in the way … unless you have a three-season room.

Adding sunroom or three-season room is an excellent way to claim more usable space on your property. However, you might be surprised to hear that there are many different options available to people living in houses AND condos. That’s right, three-season balconies are quickly increasing in popularity, and wow, are they gorgeous!

Here is a look at some of our favourite three-season spaces for houses and condos:

Retractable Balcony Glass

Source: Lumon

These gorgeous retractable glass panels protect this balcony from rain, wind, bugs and more, all without interrupting that breathtaking view. When fresh air is desired, the panels slide aside.

The Traditional Southern Covered Porch

three season rooms

Source: Traditional Home

If there’s one thing they really get right in the southern United States, it’s how to create an impeccable covered porch. Of course, with the extreme weather they often experience, maximizing their outdoor space is pretty much a requirement.

While we might not share the Southern US climate here in Canada, we can certainly take a few tips from their flawless porch style.

Upgraded Outdoor Living

three season rooms

Source: Atlanta Design & Build

The addition of a TV and fireplace makes this three-season space extra special. This is definitely a prime spot for entertaining. We can definitely picture sitting by that fireplace during the cooler months of fall, drinking cocoa and roasting marshmallows for s’mores with the little ones.

Retractable Walls

three season rooms

Source: Phantom Screens


Retractable, clear vinyl walls make it incredibly easy to convert any covered space into a three-season room. These motorized, retractable vinyl screens, from Phantom Screen have been proven to offer year-round comfort benefits, since the material provides some temperature control to the space.


There are several different types of professionals who can help you plan your three-season room. If you have something custom in mind, then your best bet might be to contact a general contractor about your ideas. However, you may be surprised to learn that many windows and doors professionals also offer three and four-season room kits. Windows and doors contractors are also a good choice if your already have a covered porch or balcony and are interested in screening it in or enclosing it with glass or vinyl panels.

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