These Jefferson County, AL, homeowners can attest that expanding your porch by just over 50% can make that porch 100% more usable and enjoyable! Archadeck of Birmingham helped them create a relaxing covered porch where they can sit with their feet up. By day, they enjoy the view of their beautiful backyard gardens. By night, they are mesmerized by the dancing flames of the fire pit they use as the centerpiece of this cozy porch setting.
Envision the Outdoor Space You Want—We Can Make It Happen!
With just a partially-covered patio, this home in the Vestavia area of Jefferson County AL didn’t offer quite enough of an outdoor living space. The homeowners wanted a larger covered area with room to move around. They wanted enough room to add furniture and a sleek fire table. They wanted an open porch with the comfort of an indoor room—where they could enjoy the outdoors.
The roof of their home covered an area on their patio about 6 feet deep. It was clearly too small for the relaxing outdoor room they had in mind. They asked us to extend the covered area to encompass the entire patio. Our covered porch design added another 8 feet to the depth of their protected space, plenty of room for their comfortable chairs, sofa, and fire table.
Birmingham and Vestavia porch builder Archadeck of Birmingham extended the covered area by adding a gable roof porch cover with an open gable end. The effect is open, airy, and cozy at the same time. Having a roof over the entire patio enabled us to add a ceiling fan and recessed lighting, too. Now the homeowners can enjoy additional shade in the warmer months and a fan to stir up a sweet breeze on demand. For a decorative touch, we added cedar brackets at the top of the posts to create an arch-like aesthetic at the front of the porch.
While enjoying their extended covered porch, the homeowners can now view more of their beautifully-landscaped gardens. Previously, their smaller porch was enclosed on three sides and they could only see straight ahead. While the straight-on view was quite lovely—with a garden, fountain, and picturesque low stone wall—now the view includes the equally-beautiful landscaping on either side.
The homeowners did a wonderful job of outfitting the space. Their outdoor furniture is attractive, incredibly inviting, and provides indoor-level comfort. The fire table adds a richness to the setting, day or night. While we didn’t install the fire table, we did extend the clients’ gas line to facilitate its installation.
A covered porch this alluring means the homeowners will never be at a loss for where to spend their leisure time. Morning coffee on the porch, afternoon iced tea, cocktails or herbal tea at night—any time is “porch time” at this private Vestavia-area getaway spot.
If you are looking for a covered porch solution for the way you want to live outdoors in the Birmingham area, call us now at (205) 576-5780.
— Derek & Carissa Crews, owners Archadeck of Birmingham.