Replacing a Small Deck with a Larger Screened Porch and Deck Combination Gives Life to a Seldom Used Raleigh Backyard

It is not uncommon for homes to have a small “builder grade” deck or standard concrete slab outside of the back door. We recently upgraded a Raleigh client’s outdoor living space by adding a screened porch and deck combination where a small deck once stood. Our client gained a new covered outdoor space with protection from the elements alongside an open air space for grilling and entertaining.

Multi-Functional Outdoor Living in Raleigh

Gone are the days of having to choose between a deck and porch. Our most requested outdoor living project is the combination space. A combination project can include any mixture of sunroom, screened-in porch, deck, patio, and accessories. A Raleigh favorite is the screened porch and deck, which allows homeowners to enjoy perfect weather days on the deck and have a more protected retreat from hot sun, rain, and mosquitoes.

For our client, a screened porch provided a tranquil feeling of being in a tree house, perfect for relaxing. Additionally, the enclosed porch also gave her an outdoor space with a sense of privacy from nearby neighbors. The open gable roof balances the coziness of the space by keeping the porch bright and airy.

The Benefits of a Deck & Screen Porch Combo

With so many benefits to screened porch living, why add a deck too? Adjoining decks are helpful for times when you want to bask in the full sun or cook outdoors. By having both a deck and porch, a grill master can prepare the burgers and steaks while guests remain comfortable nearby, in the screened-in porch. Separated only by screens, conversations can easily flow in between them.

This Raleigh deck and screened in porch combo benefits from a few special design features that add style and functionality. The Deckorator aluminum balusters give the space a modern look, provide unobstructed views of the lush backyard, and are low-maintenance. The exposed wooden rafters in the porch give it a warm rustic feel, while the lighted tray ceiling provides additional nighttime function.

If you’re ready to upgrade your Raleigh, Durham or Greater Triangle builder grade patio or deck to a combination project, call today for a design consultation: 919-973-1523. We look forward to working with you!

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