There is a low-maintenance deck, which is also natural wood! It is possible
to have a natural wood deck that is beautiful, long-lasting, and low-maintenance
to boot. The wood is Ipe Brazilian hardwood, and it’s gaining popularity
in the Kansas City market. This exotic hardwood has a hardness rating
of 3700, compared to western red cedar, which offers a rating averaging 700.
Custom Ipe deck with finished Ipe fascia in Lenexa, KS
Depending on your aesthetic preference and environmental elements, any
type of wood deck will require periodic maintenance, on average every
one or two years. If you wish to keep the rich color of this gorgeous
wood, your maintenance will be in resealing, rather than staining. Oil
is required to seal an Ipe deck to keep its color. However, if you prefer
a natural, weathered appearance, you can allow your Ipe deck to fade over
the years, aging to a light gray finish. Either way, Ipe is a solid choice
for your new Lenexa KS deck.
Lenexa KS Screened Porches
Screened porches are popular in Lenexa for many reasons.
Screened in porch designs offer a roof for shelter from the elements and screens to keep out pests,
all the while giving more opportunities for homeowners to bring their
comforts from inside to the great outdoors. Screened porches of today
are truly customizable to accommodate any outdoor living style. From the
simplicity of only offering a roof and screens, to the more elaborate
amenities, such as custom-finished ceilings, electrical hook-ups, and
Lenexa KS screened in porch design by Archadeck of Kansas City
These deluxe screened in porches are very common in the Kansas City market,
because they are more usable throughout the year. Heating sources, like
fireplaces and space heaters are keeping Lenexa residents outdoors for
more hours each year, even when the weather is cool or inclement. It is
very common to see outdoor televisions, comfortable furnishings, stylish
and functional lighting, ceiling fans, and even surround sound speakers
in Lenexa screened porches today. Your imagination is the limit when it
comes to customizing your new screened porch!
This bright and airy Lenexa KS screened porch design comes complete with
a finished beadboard ceiling, multiple ceiling fans, and lighting. There
is enough room on this beautiful porch to eat, relax or have conversation
in a seating area, and even to enjoy the porch swing. This porch also
includes low-profile metal picket railings and an Ipe Brazilian hardwood floor.
The benefits of a tall open gable roof are two-fold. First, they allow
for great airflow, perfect for warm summer days. They are also perfect
for those, who want maximum light entry. Notice how even though this porch
has a rich color palette, the space is still very bright with natural light!
Lenexa KS Open Porches
Open or covered porches of today have come along way too! People are finding
better ways to use their open porches with options similar to that of
screened in porches. Electrical hook-ups, low-maintenance materials, and
comfortable furnishings create inviting outdoor spaces.
This open porch design in Lenexa KS not only has electrical for a ceiling
fan and lighting, but these homeowners chose to make their porch more
usable by adding a low-maintenance grill deck. This elevated porch design
naturally provides a covered space underneath for storage of outdoor items.
Notice the diagonal orientation of the low-maintenance porch floor and
grill deck, which gives this Lenexa porch a true custom aesthetic. The
stylish post-mounted sconce lighting will add an ambient glow after dark.
The entire space is enclosed with low-maintenance powder coated metal railings.
Lenexa KS 4-Season Rooms
4-season rooms offer Lenexa homeowners the feeling of being in an outdoor
space any day of the year. These are actual room additions with large
windows, complete insulation, and a heating and cooling source. Some homeowners
choose HVAC, while others prefer split heating and cooling units mounted
on the wall.
This Lenexa 4-season room has a finished gable ceiling and includes insulation
to aid in using the room throughout the year.
Screened Porch with Open Gable
The screened porch below has a beautiful open gable roof. Having the gable
open with screens in the gable allow for more air circulation and optimal
Deck and Screened Porch
The low-maintenance deck and porch below illustrates the benefits of adding
a pergola to your deck. Pergolas provide partial sun protection, so you
can use your deck, even in full sun, while still having the feeling of
a true open-air space.
Lenexa Ipe Deck and Porch
The beautiful Lenexa Ipe wood deck below features a walkway to an open
porch. The Ipe decking flows between the two spaces beautifully. A low-maintenance
metal railing encloses this elevated deck and porch design.
The color variation on this Lenexa deck and porch design illustrates the
true beauty of Ipe. The views from this elevated outdoor living space
will remain open and beautiful by way of low-profile black metal railing,
which draws the eye beyond to the beautiful yard.
We can’t wait to show you what we can do. Give us a call today at
(913) 578-8990 to schedule a complimentary design consultation.