Does your new home have an existing outdoor space that you’d like to customize to fit your exact needs and style? We recently worked with a wonderful North Raleigh family who moved into a home featuring an existing Archadeck screened porch and small deck. The problem? They wanted more! Seeing our name placard on the structure, they called us to do some light alterations to the porch and to expand the deck significantly, creating more space for outdoor family fun.
Screened Porch Makeover
Our clients were pleased to have a screened porch already in place in their new home, but they wanted to make the space their own. To achieve this, we installed brand new screens throughout the entire porch, giving it a fresh new look and feel. A simple adjustment, such as this one, can breathe new life into an existing structure.
Customize and Expand An Existing Deck
In addition to the screened porch, the family was also glad to have a wood deck at their new home. Although the existing structure was in great shape, they really wanted it to be larger in order to enjoy the space more fully. After considering several options, we decided to expand the existing deck into a new pressure-treated wood deck with two levels.
The upper level now provides the family with a large space for dining, an efficient and attractive place for their grill, and a wonderful nook for lounging. Expanding the deck across the back of the home now gives the family greater access to the outdoors from inside the home as well. The large octagonal-shaped lower level provides additional room for seating or overflow dining. By creating two distinct outdoor living areas, this design allows the family to enjoy the spaces together or separately depending on the occasion. The wide steps between levels can also act as additional seating for extra-large gatherings, such as birthday parties, summer barbecues, or family reunions.
Ease of Access is in the Details
Access to the deck from all areas of the yard was a priority for this family, which led us to build three separate staircases from the deck to the ground level. The staircase closest to the house allows easy access to the driveway and garage. The large, flared staircase provides full access to the main open area of the backyard where our clients’ children can run and play yard games. With a third staircase on the opposite side leading out to the fire pit area, this family has yet another area to visit with friends and roast smores on a chilly spring or fall evening.
With the perfect design to meet their needs, we were able to take an existing Archadeck screened porch and deck and turn them into the custom outdoor living space of the new homeowners’ dreams.
If your Raleigh, Durham, or Chapel Hill outdoor living space needs a bit of customizing to meet your needs better, please give us a call at 919-973-1523. We look forward to working with you!