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This Dallas, Texas, Family Goes Big And Stays Home Surrounded By Outdoor Living Bliss

This Dallas, Texas, deluxe outdoor living space consisting of a screened patio with a shed roof, skylights, and a side deck offers a wide range of advantages, including an expanded living area, protection from insects and the elements, natural light, ventilation, outdoor views, versatility, increased home value, and improved well-being.

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Why Settle For Just A Patio When You Can Have It All?

This patio porch is surrounded with ScreenEze in Clay color which features an aluminum base and vinyl cap that snaps together to secure the screen fabric. It is stronger and more durable than standard screens.

It allows you to enjoy the outdoors while being protected from insects, harsh weather, and excessive sunlight. This combination space can now be used – and often is – for family leisure time, entertaining guests, relaxing, dining, or simply enjoying the fresh air.

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Instead of being wide open and exposed to bothersome elements, a screened patio porch acts as a barrier against bugs, mosquitoes, and other pests, allowing you to enjoy the outdoors without the annoyance of biting insects. That means the family can finally say farewell to disease-ridden mosquitoes, blow flies, bees, wasps, hornets, gnats, midges, moths, dragonflies and more – just to name a few.

Their days of swatting and shooing flying creatures while enjoying their Dallas backyard are now a thing of the past.

Protection And Privacy With A Roof Overhead And Screened In Walls

Additionally, the patio screens surrounding the covered porch provide some level of privacy, making it a more intimate and secluded space compared to an open deck. The family now enjoys a feeling of enhanced serenity when relaxing in their new combination outdoor living space configuration.

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Overhead, there is finally shelter. The shed roof provides protection from rain, flying debris and direct sunlight. It helps to keep the patio porch dry and provides shade during hot summer days, allowing this family and their guests to comfortably spend time outside regardless of the weather.

Being able to enjoy the sights, sounds and beauty of nature at its best is a huge part of this home improvement.

Natural light and ventilation in perfect harmony now sets the stage for multifunctional outdoor living. Skylights allow ample natural light to enter the screened porch, creating a bright and inviting atmosphere. They can also provide passive ventilation, allowing fresh air to circulate and keeping the space cool and well-ventilated. Adding skylights to an outdoor living space such as this is a brilliant idea.

Unobstructed Views Of Nature And A Greenspace Backyard Vista

Beautiful outdoor views now surround the family when they are outside on three sides. This screened patio porch with skylights offers a unique opportunity to enjoy the beauty of their surroundings. Now, they truly can appreciate scenic views, observe nature, and experience a sense of connection with the outdoors, all while being protected and comfortable.

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For utility diversity, the new side deck was built with sustainable, low maintenance TimberTech Edge decking, which complements the screened structure by providing an open-air space for activities such as grilling, sunbathing, or hosting larger gatherings.

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It offers flexibility in terms of usage and allows the family to transition seamlessly between the screened porch and the open deck as per their needs and desires.

A Home Improvement Investment That Earns A Huge Dividend Over Time

Will this combination living space transformation increase the value of the home, you may ask? Yes – and yes.

An outdoor living space with premium features like a screened patio porch, skylights, and a side deck can significantly enhance the value of this and any home.

This imaginative assemblage of outdoor living comforts and features adds an attractive incentive that potential buyers may find appealing and may contribute to a higher resale value.

The icing on this dream cake? Improved lifestyle and well-being by having a deluxe outdoor living space like this provides opportunities for relaxation, socializing, and connecting with nature. Spending time outdoors has been shown to have numerous mental and physical health benefits, including stress reduction, improved mood, and increased vitamin D intake.

A Design And Construction Formula For An Outdoor Living Paradise

Starting with the 18-foot by 12-foot screened-in patio porch, it is now protected with a shed roof overhead – with skylights!

A shed roof, also known as a single-slope or mono-pitch roof, is a simple roof design that slopes in only one direction. In this case downward to facilitate the flow of rainfall. It resembles the shape of a typical garden shed, which is where the name originates. This shed roof has a single slope with a steeper angle on one side and a shallower angle or no slope on the opposite side.

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Offering many practical and aesthetic design benefits, a shed roof has a noticeable geometric slope, but it is not as steep as some other roof types. The angle of the slope can vary based on design preferences, local climate, and the need to shed rain effectively.

Unlike a gable or hip roof, which have slopes on multiple sides, the shed roof has a single slope that typically runs from the highest point to the lowest point, allowing water to drain in one direction.

Elegant and minimalistic in design, shed roofs are known for their clean and modern aesthetic. The simplicity of the design makes them popular for contemporary architectural styles and small structures such as sheds, cabins, or modern homes.

In a combination outdoor living space structure such as this, the single-slope design of the shed roof allows for efficient use of interior space. It provides high ceilings on one side of the building, which can be advantageous for maximizing natural light and creating an open and spacious feel.

Adding Skylights To An Outdoor Porch Covered By A Shed Roof Is A Brilliant Idea

Two Velux brand skylights fabricated with low E2 glass each measure 22.50 inches by 45.75 inches, and allow abundant natural light to enter the patio porch, creating a bright and inviting atmosphere. The additional sunlight undoubtedly makes the space feel more spacious, open, connected to the outdoors and enhances the overall aesthetic appeal of the porch.

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With skylights bringing in natural light, you can reduce the reliance on artificial lighting during the day if needed – especially on those cloudy, overcast days before a storm. This can lead to energy savings and potentially lower electricity bills. It is especially beneficial if you spend a significant amount of time in the porch during daylight hours.

Some skylights are designed to be operable, allowing for fresh air and ventilation. By opening the skylights, you can promote air circulation and improve the comfort of the porch. This is particularly advantageous during warmer months when you want to let in cool breezes and prevent the space from becoming stuffy.

If you enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature’s blue skies, skylights offer the opportunity to enjoy the majesty of the sky and surrounding nature from the comfort of your patio porch. You can gaze at the clouds, watch the stars at night, or observe passing birds, enhancing the sensory experience and connection with the outdoors.

Since skylights are positioned on the roof, they can bring in natural light without compromising privacy. The family can now enjoy the benefits of daylighting without sacrificing the seclusion and intimacy of their screened patio porch.

Finally, skylights now add a touch of elegance and sophistication to the porch's overall design. They can serve as architectural focal points, complementing the shed roof and enhancing the visual appeal of the space both from the inside and outside.

Is There A Screened Room With Skylights And An Adjacent Deck In Your Future?

There very well could be. Let’s talk about these and other design possibilities with a complimentary outdoor living space design consultation.

To schedule it, call (972) 433-7526 – or click right here to connect with us.

Agustin & Amanda Garza, owners Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake.

Agustin & Amanda Garza, owners Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake.