When these Cary NC homeowners initially called us, they had an outdated deck in need of an overhaul. The old deck was too small and had a large hole where there was previously a hot tub. They were looking to design and build a generously-sized deck with multiple living spaces. Many of our Archadeck of Raleigh Durham customers are opting for a combination outdoor project, such as this one, that creates a new structure with multiple areas to enjoy different activities. Often these combinations include a covered space attached to an open space. That’s exactly what this Cary family was seeking.
Extending outside the back door of their home, our design begins with a covered area that allows our clients to be outdoors while still being protected from the weather. Their new deck will cascade into two distinct levels, with a choice of living areas within each level, and large wrap-around steps. In this configuration, they’ll be able to cook, dine, sit and read, watch the rain, or enjoy the sunshine from the different areas of their new covered porch and deck.
To meet our clients’ goals for care and durability, we will use Timbertech Caribbean Redwood low-maintenance composite decking for the entire structure. A built-in planter, Fortress Iron railing, and lattice skirting will help to further define and design the space. The various sets of wide steps throughout the outdoor space will be able to serve as overflow seating if needed. The decking boards will be oriented in varying directions signaling transitions between levels and large areas. In addition to the built-in planter, there is plenty of space to accommodate potted plants for beauty, and to satisfy our clients’ green thumb.
The new covered porch area will feature a gable roof with custom-designed large arches. On the inside, the ceiling will showcase a tongue-and-groove finish. Two large skylights will maximize the natural light and help create an open feel within the covered space.
At Archadeck of Raleigh Durham, we can provide clients with 3-D drawings of their project to provide the most accurate view of what a combination project with multiple elevations will look like once built. It is important to us that our clients see their design ideas and objectives translated to an architectural structure meeting those needs and desires. We hope you have enjoyed this special sneak preview of a Cary combination project. As soon as we finish, we will share the finished pictures — stay tuned to see this dream turned into a reality!
If you are considering adding a new outdoor living space to your Raleigh, Durham or Chapel Hill area home, please give us a call for a design consultation at 919-973-1523. We look forward to working with you!