Options and considerations for adding a covered porch to your home.
If you are considering adding a porch to your Kansas City are home but
find yourself undecided on the specific style of porch that might better
suit your lifestyle, we can offer insight. What are some benefits of adding
an open porch versus a screened porch? In terms of style, some people
prefer the simple charm of an open, covered porch over a screened-in porch.
When function is a consideration, open porches allow for a better view
from within and have a more open-air feel than a screened porch. An open
porch is also easier to navigate if you often use it to get to your backyard,
so ease of access is also a functional consideration.
Transforming your existing deck into a covered porch would be ideal if
your deck was built to support such an addition. Unfortunately, almost
all decks are not designed nor built to support the weight of a roof.
Outside of not being able to support the weight of a roof, other obstacles
include whether your deck is already the correct size and shape that you
would like for your porch to be and whether it is attached to your home,
where it is most convenient and usable. Perhaps your deck is outside your
breakfast nook, but you would rather have your covered porch as an extension
of your family room. When investing in an outdoor living space, it’s
important to consider where you will get optimum use. If your open porch
is not in an area you deem easily accessible, or sensibly placed, you
are less likely to spend time there.
When it comes to enjoying time outdoors, a covered porch is a great option
for many reasons. You might find that an open porch enhances the overall
experience of being outdoors, in that it is a true open-air living space,
as opposed to being enclosed with screens. The second benefit is that
even though the porch is open, you will still have some sun and rain protection
on your covered porch. Porches are also versatile. They can host dual-purpose
living areas, or be appointed an exclusive function, such as an outdoor
TV room. Adding a fireplace to your covered porch will allow even more
time outdoors. You might find it enjoyable to host a movie night by your
fireplace on crisp evenings. If your family already gets ample use of
your backyard, having an open porch is an obvious solution, as there are
little or no boundaries between your porch and yard. This might be especially
useful for families with pets. Open porches can add value to the way we
use our existing outdoor amenities, such as play yards or grilling areas.
As your Kansas City open porch builder, Archadeck of Kansas City can help
you plan and build a porch to best suit your lifestyle.
Olathe, KS covered porch with outdoor fireplace and TV
As your Kansas City covered porch builder, we can provide the ultimate
outdoor living space for your home and family.
All open porches are not created equal. We can offer many stylish and functional
open porch options to suit your home and lifestyle. One of those options
is maintenance level. Many Kansas City homeowners choose low-maintenance
materials for their new covered or open porch. We can use low-maintenance
building materials, such as AZEK composite decking and aluminum railings
to ensure your time outside is spent enjoying your space.
Featured project: AZEK Deck and Flooring on Open Porch in Overland Park, KS
AZEK deck and flooring on open porch in Overland Park, KS
This Overland Park home was treated to a low-maintenance open porch with
AZEK deck flooring and aluminum railing. The small, uncovered section
of this porch will serve as an ample grilling area, while the covered
area is perfect for eating and relaxing. The painted wood framing is a
perfect match to the exterior finish of the home, and the white ceiling
with inset lighting adds an air of modest cleanness. A lighted ceiling
fan is a stylish and functional finish for enjoying the space on warmer
days, and after dark.
If you have been thinking about adding a covered porch to your Kansas City
area home, we can help with important decisions about the design and function
of your new outdoor living space. Give us a call at
(913) 578-8990 for a complimentary consultation!
Choose Archadeck of Kansas City for your screened porch, open porch, covered
porch, covered patio, or other outdoor room.