This Home Sweet Home Needed a Porch Sweet Porch!
These Northwest Austin homeowners don’t need Goldilocks to tell them their new screened porch is not too big, not too small, but just right! What’s more, it blends into the home perfectly and looks like it has always been there. At Archadeck of Austin, we have one word for this screened porch project we recently completed: adorable!
As seasoned Austin screened porch builders, we take special satisfaction in matching a home’s siding and trim when we add a screened porch. Always been there is the look we always work to achieve for our clients. And we’re pretty good at it. No one wants an outdoor living addition that screams, this was added on 20 years after the home was built!
Our Austin Screened Porches Celebrate Outdoor Living
Our clients in this older Northwest Austin neighborhood knew if they wanted to enjoy their back yard fully, they needed protection. Only a screened porch would protect them from sun, rain, and those incessant backyard mosquitoes.
While this yard receives shade at certain times of the day, that sharp, hot Texas sun has ways of finding us. The best defense is a roof! With a porch roof, you can even enjoy being outdoors in the rain. A porch roof is like a big umbrella you don’t have to hold up over your head!
Mosquitoes were the homeowners’ biggest source of agony when they tried to relax outdoors on their patio. The size of the patio was sufficient, so they knew it would give them enough room for a screened porch. All they needed was a roof and some framing to hold up the screens. And then they needed the screens.
The Best Kind of Screened Porch, Light and Airy
Screened porch designer Archadeck of Austin designed a picture-perfect screened porch, small but effective. It provides everything these homeowners were looking for without disturbing any more of their back yard. We designed a simple shed roof for the porch to avoid the second-story windows. While creating an outdoor room where none existed, we were able to build it without disturbing the flagstone grilling area and fire pit nearby.
Speaking of that shed roof, look closely at the area over the screen door that leads out to the uncovered patio space. What do you see over that screen door? It’s a perfectly-screened open wedge that starts small at the outer door frame and gets bigger as it reaches the wall of the house. If you didn’t already know we custom make all of our screens, you could tell by looking at this wedge. And there’s a matching screened wedge at the opposite end of the porch, too. These two wedges of screening let in just a little more light and contribute to the airy, summery feel of this porch.
An Outdoor Living Transformation That Brings Joy
The first thing these homeowners did after we completed their screened porch was hang festive string lighting around the interior. Pure joy is what we see there. And those little lights help show off the beautiful porch ceiling. Here we installed our trademark tongue-and-groove ceiling made by Synergy Wood. These Synergy Wood ceilings are always gorgeous. They’re made of premium-quality wood, hand-crafted and prefinished, and our clients love them. We added a ceiling fan and recessed lighting to the ceiling to bring indoor comfort outdoors.
The porch floor is concrete with a textured finish. We were able to use the existing patio as the porch floor, and we gave it that textured overlay to make it slip-resistant. It’s easy to clean, too, and the overlay increases the durability of the concrete floor.
These Northwest Austin homeowners are thrilled that we were able to transform their old patio into this utterly charming outdoor living space.
Are you ready to transform your outdoor living area? We can custom design and build a screened porch or covered patio to make your outdoor living space enjoyable. Call Archadeck of Austin today at 512-259-8282 or email us to schedule your free design consultation.
Jim Odom, Owner at Archadeck of Austin