Durham 3-Season Room Extends Outdoor Living

Delighting our clients is a top priority at Archadeck of Raleigh-Durham and the Greater Triangle. To achieve this goal, we start every project by listening carefully to how our clients want to use their new outdoor space, looking closely at their unique home site, and reviewing the design elements of greatest interest.

These Durham homeowners wanted to create a new living space where they could spend quality time with their grandkids. They also wanted a space that would be relaxing and a year-round complement to their existing deck and spa patio. With free-time at a minimum, using low-maintenance materials was also a priority.

Durham 3-season Room Addition

The starting point for this project was an existing deck and patio. Adding a large, 3-season room was the perfect solution for these homeowners. The new room allowed them to enjoy indoor/outdoor living almost year round, as Durham winters are relatively mild. The large open space offers plenty of room for dining and relaxing with the grandchildren and other family and friends. The way the room is situated allows everyone to enjoy gorgeous views of the golf course on which the home sits. Stunning vaulted ceilings boasting white beams in an open gabled roof, makes the interior space of the room feel bright and airy no matter what the weather is outside.

While a 3-season may look similar to a screened-in porch, this 3-season room features Eze-Breeze windows and a knee wall. Eze-Breeze windows have sliding polyvinyl vents that nest up or down over the attached screen. This feature allows homeowners to enjoy fresh breezes through the screens on warm days and to close the windows on cool or rainy days. The knee wall creates visual continuity from the existing home and provides additional protection from undesirable weather.

Details, Details, Details

At Archadeck of Raleigh-Durham, details are what make our projects top notch. Notice that the exterior siding on the knee wall matches the siding on the home perfectly, making this 3-season room look original to the home. We also wrapped the columns with AZEK PVC to match the existing white trim of the home and keep with the low-maintenance goals of the homeowners. Eze-Breeze windows and a ceiling fan add to the comfort of the space, no matter what the weather brings.

With multiple outdoor living spaces, it is important to create a smooth transition from one space to another. In this project, we used TimberTech low-maintenance decking to create a consistent, textural transition from the 3-season room to the deck. By building a wide staircase opening onto the patio, we were able to create three distinct living or entertaining areas with a connecting visual flow. Whether these Durham homeowners are hosting their grandkids for dinner or a large birthday party, they will have the space to entertain everyone comfortably.

If you’re considering adding additional living space at your Raleigh, Durham or Chapel Hill area home, call us today for a design consultation at 919-973-1523. Enjoy viewing more pictures of our screened porches and 3-season rooms in our Raleigh Durham porch image gallery.

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