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Count on Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake for the Perfect Custom-Designed Screened Porch

Once again we hit a sweet spot with the right design, the right materials, and the right setting, resulting in outdoor-living magic. Of course, we can’t take credit for the setting!


This time the magic is in Southlake, TX, where Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake created a beautiful retreat by screening in a covered patio. All the details for this project came together perfectly to produce a screened porch the homeowners will enjoy for many years. With an extra dollop of creativity, we even whipped up a one-of-a-kind planter recessed into the new patio for an herb garden you will want for yourself.

The shade is Great, But Screened-In Shade Is Better!

These homeowners in the Southlake TX area enjoyed their covered patio but wanted to improve their outdoor experience by screening in the space. They’d finally had enough of pesky insects. Their tranquil backyard view will seem even more tranquil when they’re not battling mosquitoes and other pests.

— Before; the covered patio offered little protection from mosquitoes and other pests.

Southlake TX patio and screened porch builder Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake designed a charming, comfortable screened porch for the clients. And their request for a built-in planter to hold their herb garden did not go unheard. (Did we tell you we’re great listeners?)

From Floor to Ceiling, a Winning Screened Porch Design

To give their porch floor a new personality, the homeowners selected a stain-and-stamp design called Baltic cobblestone with a base color of French cream and a walnut release. We used the walnut release in the grout lines, too, for an extra dimension of detail. We installed the stain-and-stamp concrete as an overlay on the existing patio and extended the new patio beyond the original to create a grilling area.


At the far end of this extended patio, we built a recessed planter, perfect for the clients’ herb garden. The homeowners are completely delighted with the way it turned out, and we are, too. This is an excellent example of a custom patio design!


We redid the porch ceiling with tongue-and-groove pine stained in dark walnut and added extra walnut stain to get the finish just right. For creature comforts, we installed recessed lighting in the ceiling and replaced the ceiling fan with one that matched the new ceiling.


At the End of the Day, A Screened Porch is All About the Screens


We used the Screeneze Screen Porch System in Bronze to screen the porch. The Screeneze framing system is Screeneze also available in White, Sand, and Clay. Bronze works here with the porch’s dark walnut color scheme. We also created an X-shaped barn-style cedar knee wall for the screened porch. We stained the wood dark walnut with extra walnut stain for an extra rich finish to match the porch ceiling.


If you’re ready for a screened porch, Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake can design your fabulous, new screened porch from scratch or create one by screening in your existing covered porch. Contact us today at (972) 433-7526 to schedule your design consultation.

Agustin and Amanda Garza