We designed this deck for maximum efficiency with an open space feeling. The homeowners wanted an open relaxed space that would preserve the view to the forest and a covered porch that would not cut off the natural light from the patio. So we designed the structure with engineered beams to minimize the number of support posts needed, and added skylights to let more light in. We also moved the engineered beam up into the roof structure to minimize its presence.
This homeowner didn’t want to be food for the mosquitoes so not only did we add screening — we added remote controlled retractable Phantom Screens around the structure. The screens are hidden up in the roof when not in use. We also added much needed storage space under the deck.
I love to use stone as a great “grounding” element. Not only did we add a stone planter, to add an element of greenery, but we also added a stone fire pit, which runs on remote-controlled gas. We then built in benches to create a relaxing space where friends and family will love to gather.
This existing pressure treated deck was anything by alluring when we assessed the situation. The simple construction did not match the house's style at all, and we knew we needed a complete overhaul to give the homeowners exactly what they wanted.
The 3D model of this outdoor living space was very helpful to show the homeowners how each feature will be implemented into their master plan. Shade, dining, fire, bug repellent solutions, under deck storage...it's all there!
Even down to the landscaping in the custom planters, everything is full-blown custom for this 3D image. It's almost as if you can see yourself in the space while looking at this rendering.
This image shows the full potential for the outdoor living space. Ample seating for famiy and guests, with a tucked away firepit for those chilly nights.
The composite decking material for this project will remain low maintenance for this homeowner, never having to sand or stain again.
As the roof is being constructed, skylights are installed to allow natural light to shine through, not leaving the space too dark. Skylights are the perfect solution to not block the light to the inside of the home, yet still have your outdoor roof structure to enjoy.
Just as the 3D image conveyed, here is the finished project! Almost hard to tell where the 3D image leaves off and the real project begins, it is so similar.
The curved railing allows for those seated to still get the amazing view of the wooded areas behind the home.
The roof structure houses Phatom Screens in the tracks above, which keep the bugs out at night. During the day, the screens can recess into the roof and allow the homeowners simple transition from the shade to the sun.
This custom on-deck gas fire pit is perfect for evening entertainment. With the help of a quick light of a match, these homeowners are ready to enjoy each other's company well into the evening hours.