It’s summertime and the livin’ is easy—especially if you have a screened-in porch or three-season room in your home! We all know summers in Raleigh can be brutal, what with the humidity and scorching-hot temps. But these indoor-outdoor spaces provide the best of both worlds, allowing you to enjoy the sunshine and outdoors while keeping cool and warding off bugs, rain, etc.

In case you’re unfamiliar, a screened-in porch is typically enclosed with, well, a screen, while a three-season room is usually enclosed in glass and features floor-to-ceiling windows. Neither space is meant to be cooled or heated on a long-term basis (hence the three-season, not four, as they will get chilly in the winter!), but they do a pretty good job of staying cool/warm throughout most of the year. Bonus points if your screened-in porch or three-season room has a fan and/or fireplace—or a TV for all-day entertainment!

These spaces can really add to the appeal of a home, allowing you to get a feel for the outdoors without actually being all the way outside. It’s the best of both worlds! We take pride in taking both our indoor and outdoor spaces to the next level. Take a look at some recent screened-in porches/three-season room examples of ours below to see what we mean.

1511 Courtland by Urban Building Solutions rear view

A classic design, this screened-in porch keeps bugs and rain at bay while still providing a great view of the backyard!

404 E Whitaker Mill Road Custom Build by Urban Building Solutions

Stone tile and a stone fireplace really bring the design of this screened-in patio up a notch. Not to mention that fire promises to keep you warm and cozy during the cooler months! S’mores, anyone?

213 Georgetown Road Custom Build by Urban Building Solutions

This space becomes almost like your second living room—what with a TV, fireplaces, heaters, a fan, and cozy furniture. Just imagine being able to come out here and enjoy the sun with coffee and a good book in the morning or a glass of wine at night!

Another brick fireplace flex to warm the space, contrasted by a cool dark ceiling—and a fan for keeping cool in the summertime.

2504 Bedford Ave by Urban Building Solutions

It doesn’t get much better than this… We guarantee you’d spend almost as much time out here as you would inside your own house!

Let the Outdoors In

An outdoor space that’s accommodating enough for almost all seasons? Sounds almost too good to be true! Key word: almost. At Urban Building Solutions, we promise top-notch custom-built spaces no matter what. Interested in working with us? Send us an email at