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The Napiers Have A Handy Way To Expand Your Small Living Space
A small living space can easily become cramped, but if you have a porch, Ben and Erin Napier of HGTV's "Home Town" can show you how to add to your home’s square footage.
In an episode titled "Second Chances," the Napiers enclose the side porch of a 250-square-foot home with screens, then add comfy furniture to create an extra bit of living space.
"It seriously adds so much square footage that the house didn't have before," explains Erin Napier, according to "It's becoming something really special."
For a screened-in porch, using mesh screens allows you to feel the breeze but keep out bugs. It simulates being outside while retaining some of the comforts of being indoors.
For a fully enclosed porch you can utilize year-round, consider using glass to make it a true sunroom. This method is more insulating, allowing you to use it during colder months.