...screen porches, decks, patios, pergolas, fun places to relax.
This outdoor patio functions exactly like corresponding rooms in the home. There's plenty of space for seating, a dining area, built-in BBQ grill, and a fireplace to chase away the chill. To top it off, there's a sunken hot tub. What more could one want?
Due to the complex shape of the deck and a location on the home that was hard to work with, closing this in was a real challenge. The simple way of building it would have been easy and less expensive. But, this corner lot needed a special solution.
Several years prior to constructing this deck, we built a sunroom addition on the back of the house. Now, they wanted a complete transformation of the back yard. The solution was a multi-level deck with an overhead arbor in the dining area. Magnificent!
A tiny concrete slab was unusable as a patio. The solution was a two-tier wraparound deck that visually connected the interior and exterior spaces. Low, so as not to block views, the bench seating is both attractive and functional. The planter overflows with flowers.
A properly designed screen porch should beckon to people within the home to come out and relax. The structure and materials used must enhance this impression. This one has a flat ceiling, tiled floor, and comfortable furniture. What should yours look like?