Archadeck of Central Georgia recently created an outdoor living space, a bit out of the norm for this North Macon client. Unlike most of our screened porches, which are built onto the backs of homes, this one is attached to the side.
When we visited this home in the Madison neighborhood, we saw that they had an existing wood deck. There are times when we can simply reinforce an existing structure to accommodate a roof and screens, but this was not the case. As the deck was inadequate to build on top of, we began this project by tearing it down, and beginning the new screened porch from scratch.
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During the design of the screened porch, Archadeck of Central GA owner, Stephen Denton, Jr., was pleased to consult with the homeowner’s son, who is an Architect, and had created a number of drawings beforehand. This collaboration kept the project on budget and ensured that the desired aesthetic was achieved in the overall design. Additionally, he was able to work with the Madison community’s HOA to get the project approved, per their standards.
For this unique Macon screened porch, we installed floor-to-ceiling screens with high-contrast white PVC trim around the top and posts for a truly finished aesthetic. The porch flooring is standard pressure-treated wood, and the traditional screened door is trimmed in wood. The fabulous finished ceiling was completed with open rafters and beadboard for clean electrical installation for the ceiling fan and chandelier. Additional lighting was added with lovely gas sconces.
Since the screened porch was being built onto the side of the home, a shed roof was chosen to achieve a proper tie-in to the existing home. Working with only 12 feet in between the home and the driveway also required a special outdoor fireplace provision. Due to the smaller available space between the home and the outside porch wall, a ventless gas fireplace was necessary to meet code.
Speaking of the outdoor fireplace
We would be remiss to not call out the beautiful outdoor fireplace. The homeowner loved the look of stacked stone, and chose a gorgeous all-white manufactured stone façade for the fireplace – with stunning results! The mantel was fabricated by American Specialties and installed before the stone was applied.
If you are looking for a way to really set your new porch, deck, or patio apart, we recommend doing it with a custom outdoor fireplace or fire pit.
Are you ready to discuss a new screened porch design for your Macon area home? Archadeck of Central GA is ready to help! Get in touch with us by calling 478-745-2000 or via email at [email protected].
Stephen Denton, owner Archadeck of Central Georgia.