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5 Open Porch Design Tips from Greenville’s Hometown Porch Builder

Your family loves to spend time outdoors together. In fact, there’s no place you’d all rather be. While you enjoy the local parks, hiking the trails, and taking advantage of the many recreational activities that Upstate South Carolina has to offer, you also relish the thought of having a one-of-a-kind outdoor living space in your own backyard.

Custom open porch with stone columns

You’ve been dreaming of building an open porch for some time, a beautiful space where you can enjoy the fresh air as well as your natural surroundings. After all, your landscape is a sight to behold, and an open porch would be the perfect place to connect with nature and enjoy the view.

You’ve given your open porch concept a lot of thought but would like to work with a Greenville porch builder to guide you through the process. Though you wonder, where can you find a custom porch builder that you can trust to make your outdoor living dreams come true?

Greenville’s Most-Trusted Porch Builder Makes Outdoor Living Dreams Come True

Archadeck of Greenville is a local, family-owned porch builder that has been designing and installing one-of-a-kind living spaces in South Carolina for more than 15 years. Our team is committed to every job we do, and we work meticulously to customize your porch to your specifications, aesthetic preferences, and lifestyle. Additionally, we’re backed by a national company that has built more than 125,000 remarkable outdoor living spaces since 1980, allowing us to offer the best warranties in the industry for workmanship and structural integrity.

Cozy open porch with dining area

At Archadeck, we offer extensive options for materials and designs, but we never want you to be overwhelmed by the number of choices. When you choose Archadeck, you’ll be assigned a design consultant who will guide you through the process, steering you in the right direction and making suggestions along the way. By working closely with you to understand your preferences and lifestyle, Archadeck can bring your outdoor vision to life.

5 Ways to Make Your Open Porch Spectacular

Although many homeowners come to us with a specific vision in mind, most agree that their open porch should be as comfortable as possible. Below, our design experts have compiled a list of 5 ways to maximize comfort outdoors and make your Greenville porch spectacular!

1) Maximize the space for comfortable seating

When creating the perfect porch, planning your space to accommodate the right amount of seating is critical. You’ll need to consider the number of people that you anticipate using the area regularly and optimize for traffic flow. You may also choose to incorporate built-in seating, such as benches around the perimeter of the porch.

2) Create plenty of shade

In Greenville SC, we have an average of 221 sunny days a year, and many of those are warm. By optimizing your porch for shade, you’ll create an outdoor environment that feels 10-15 degrees cooler than it does in the direct sunlight, making everyone as comfortable as possible.

Porch ceiling with fans and lighting

3) Install a ceiling fan

On a warm day, nothing offers more comfort than a ceiling fan that keeps the air moving. Depending on the size of your space, you may even consider installing multiple ceiling fans. A nice, gentle breeze and increased airflow is always appreciated!

4) Customize design features to your liking

When designing a custom porch, it’s essential to embrace your lifestyle. After all, you know your family better than anyone, and you want to design a space where you can gather for years to come. You may consider a custom fire pit or outdoor fireplace for family to gather around. Perhaps you’d like to integrate an outdoor kitchen into the space so you can prepare meals with the wind in your hair. What about a sound system or flat screen TV? If you can dream it, Archadeck can build it for you!

Custom porch with outdoor fireplace

5) Add accent lighting

Just because the sun goes down doesn’t mean you need to head inside! Accent lighting can transform your porch experience at night, creating endless hours of outdoor enjoyment.

If you’re ready to build an open porch in Upstate SC, call Archadeck of Greenville today at (864) 301-9966 to schedule your complimentary design consultation. Virtual Consultations are available.