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Screened-In Deck Ideas for 2024

Archadeck of Kansas City excels in screened-in deck design and building throughout Johnson County KS and Jackson County MO.

If you are looking for screened-in deck ideas, no matter where you live, these are true must-haves for your new outdoor living sanctuary.

High-quality porch screening

The quality of your screening system matters. We recommend investing in a top-tier screening system, which will last much longer than a bargain brand. At Archadeck of Kansas City, we solely use PetScreen® for all our screened-in deck projects. This screening system is resistant to tears and punctures. Additionally, high-quality screening will offer great views from inside, but privacy from the outside. Investing in top-tier screening when you build will serve you well for many years to come. Many are warrantied for at least a decade – whereas lesser screening brands could require replacing after just a few years.

Composite decking

Much like premium screening, premium composite decking for your screened in deck will offer the advantages of both low-maintenance and longevity. Archadeck of Kansas City partners with the best brands in composite decking, including TimberTech AZEK, Fiberon, and more. Additionally, these brands offer low-maintenance porch and deck railings, which can be used for your project. The photo below illustrates the use of composite decking and low-maintenance railing with a matching composite drink rail cap.

Custom lighting

There are many options for lighting your screened-in deck. This includes mounting your choice of outdoor lighting fixtures and recessed ceiling lights. Archadeck of Kansas City often designs a special interior lighting ledge, complete with a properly placed electrical outlet, for rope lighting. This type of lighting offers a unique ambiance without washing your outdoor space with harsh overhead lighting. Your Archadeck screened-in deck designer can offer solutions for the type of lighting you would like to have in your outdoor space. During our design process, we address these types of needs, and ensure that the result accommodates the installation of any type of lighting you prefer.


If the interior spaces of your home might be made too dark by adding a screened-in deck, you can choose to include skylights in the roof of your outdoor space. Skylights are the perfect solution to ensure that daylight reaches the areas inside your home, where your screened-in deck is built.

Radiant heaters

Radiant heaters provide direct heat when you are enjoying your screened-in deck, like standing in the rays of full summer sun, no matter the time of year. In the Kansas City market, the addition of radiant heaters in screened spaces has become an Archadeck standard. And in our climate, clients can enjoy their outdoor living spaces on much cooler days than they would if they were to rely solely on an outdoor fireplace. Which leads us to…

Outdoor fireplaces

There is hardly a better addition to a screened-in deck than an outdoor fireplace if you are looking for a beautiful focal point and ambiance. Porch fireplaces can provide ample heat in cool temperatures but will not be as effective at warming your screened in deck as radiant heating in cooler temperatures.

A place to mount your TV

Many, who are in the planning stages of their screened-in deck, consider including an outdoor fireplace specifically for mounting a TV. That’s great for a lot of clients, but an outdoor fireplace is a premium upgrade for any outdoor living space. If your budget does not allow for the addition of a fireplace, your screened-in deck designer can offer an alternative solution, like a TV wall that is built specifically for mounting your TV outside. TV walls can be constructed of just about any finish material, including drywall, wood, or stone. At TV wall could also be created from an existing exterior surface, such as siding or brick.

A screened-in deck that flows with your indoor space

Your screened deck can become a part of your home’s interior on warm days, where you can simply throw open the doors to your house to create a cohesive indoor-outdoor sanctuary. As you can see in the photo below, these homeowners’ double-door entry way provides the perfect extra-wide opening into the screened space.

Super comfy outdoor furniture

These days many retail brands and outlets offer outdoor furniture that is just as beautiful, functional, and comfortable as your indoor furniture. Being able to furnish your screened-in deck with stylish furniture can help you extend your preferred aesthetic from inside your home to your screened space.

Add an open deck to your screened deck

Most screened-in decks are not built as standalone outdoor living spaces. By adding an open-air deck to your screened space, you can effectively double your outdoor living usage. The flexibility an open deck offers to a screened in deck is virtually limitless, even if it is not an expansive addition. Many of our clients use their deck additions as grilling and dining spaces, but they can be staged for any outdoor living use.

Looking for local screened-in deck builders? Choose Archadeck of Kansas City.

Archadeck of Kansas City can guide you through every step of designing the ideal screened in deck for your Kansas City area home. Get in touch with our award-winning designers for a complimentary consultation at (913) 851-3325.

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