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It’s high time screened porches come out of hiding for all to see on the front of your beautiful home

Thanks to Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent, screened porches will no longer be relegated to the back of the house where only you and your family can see – and enjoy – them.

On Season 2, Episode 5 of Rock The Block on HGTV, the front porch becomes the star of this exciting home renovation season.

Of the four star designer teams that transformed the shells of four newly built homes, Nate and Jeremiah decided to take the inside of the house assigned to their two-man team and transition it outside in a stunning multi-season screened porch – smack dab in the left front side of the home.

In the end (SPOILER ALERT: they won the challenge in that episode) what bowled the judges over was their use of the same black and white marble harlequin design floor pattern from the house interior out into the front screened porch. The result is seamless custom perfection for transitional outdoor living.

Following suit, Archadeck of Birmingham created a similar house front screen porch design and installation for a family home in Homewood, Alabama.

When Archadeck of Birmingham met with the homeowners during their no-obligation free design consultation, they noticed an existing concrete front porch with tile and iron scrollwork railings.

As that home is located on the main road, their first goal was to add privacy to the front of their home. They also wanted an area where they could enjoy the beautiful outdoor benefits of their property without bothersome negative aspects, like mosquitoes and direct sun.

But in the spirit of thoughtful great design, the homeowners also wanted the front screened porch design to add curb appeal to their home and serve as a welcoming atmosphere for guests.

Unlike the marble Nate and Jeremiah used, TimberTech low-maintenance decking was used on the floor, accented by TimberTech Radiance Rail. In addition to being sustainable and much more affordable and safer than marble, this material combination proved to be a stunning timeless solution.

When it comes to outdoor living innovation, you can trust Archadeck to deliver the goods. For example, this front entrance pergola in Homewood, AL is yet another non-traditional front-of-home outdoor living design.

Archadeck of Birmingham franchisees Carissa and Derek Crews enjoy designing, building and talking about their beautiful front of home outdoor living space solutions – be they front entrance adornments, a new front entrance deck or other outside/in transitional structures, like a protective front portico.

Front entry deck in North Shelby county by Archadeck of Birmingham.

Custom front portico in Blount county, AL.

If you’re ready to stay out in front with innovative outdoor living designs, click here to start a conversation with the Crews team.


Derek & Carissa Crews, owners of Archadeck of Birmingham.