What is an Enclosed Patio?

What is an Enclosed Patio?

An Enclosed Patio represents the extension of a house enclosed by framing, columns, or walls and is usually used for dining, lounging, and entertainment. Enclosed Patios redefine the home’s aesthetics and can be the perfect space for your guests to hang out and unwind during a relaxing session.

Enclosed are Patio ideas and examples

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Many people worldwide consider an Enclosed Patio an integral part of their home. People decorate the space with additional furniture, boards, and electronics to make the extended area more equipped for lounging and entertainment.


What are the advantages of an Enclosed Patio?

  • The enclosed patio gives the feeling of being outdoors from the comfort of your home.
  • Enclosed Patios are cooler even when the weather outside is warm and vice versa.
  • Many Enclosed Patios also resist harsh weather conditions, i.e., rain and snow.
  • The walls and screens of an Enclosed Patio keep bugs out of the central area.
  • The enclosed patio provides much-needed privacy and prevents outsiders from seeing inside your home.


How much does it cost to enclose a patio?

Based on HomeAdvisor research in 2021, the average cost to enclose a patio can range from $2,900 to $45,000. The homeowner should estimate the average price between $20 and $40 per square foot to have a deck. This wide range is because every enclosure is customized and built to suit a homeowner’s space, needs, and style.

Now, let us see if you need permits for the enclosed patio.

Do I need a permit to enclose my patio?

Yes, it would help if you had a permit to enclose the patio when it represents an “indoor” area of the house, an additional living area. However, if your patio is not a weatherproof enclosure of an existing porch, you do not need a permit.

Mark Brown

Mark Brown

Mark Brown is a construction engineer from California who has been working as an independent contractor and writer for the past 15 years. From 2022 onwards, Mark has also been contributing author of home repair articles at nimblefreelancer.com. Read more on Mark Brown's biography page. Contact Mark: mark@nimblefreelancer.com

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