Looking for Some Creative Ideas for 'Temporary' Screen Porch
We have a small beach house and wanted to add a screened in porch to the back of the house off the sliding glass doors in the kitchen.
Unfortunately when we looked into permits we discovered that we're in a wetlands zone and the cost for all the permits and hoops we'd have to jump through was more than the construction of the deck and porch. We don't have a fortune to spend on this. It's on a budget.
So I'm looking for some creative ideas. We are putting in a small outdoor shower, and we think we'll take the risk of just sneaking in the deck knowing that if by some chance we got caught we could take it down. But a permanent screen porch with roof might draw too much attention.
Our other deck option is a floating deck. This might be better because it's not permanently attached to the house.
I was thinking about just buying one of the screened gazebos for the deck and pushing it up to the screened doors, but that's not airtight or anything. But we could easily take it down if we had to and could take it down after the summer was over. We are also wired for electricity out there and had wanted to add a fan.
Anyone have another idea I haven't thought about? I like the shade sails, but they don't enclose the area, and we were hoping for something we could relax in day or night, even nap in.