Adding a New Composite Deck, Paver Patio and Fire Pit to an Existing Screened Porch Gives Apex NC Family the Ultimate Combination Outdoor Living Space
A new home offers infinite potential as the setting where your family’s day-to-day life will unfold, and special memories will be made. Morning coffee, birthday parties, and family dinners can all be enjoyed both indoors and out.
One challenge of newly built homes is that they may offer only a small simple deck or patio, as builders typically focus more attention on the interior of a home than its outdoor living space. This gives homeowners an excellent opportunity to build an outdoor living space customized to their unique interests.
Take a look at this spacious, beautiful home in Apex, NC. The builder included a standard screened porch, but the homeowners wanted additional space for grilling, dining out, and spending time with family. To meet their needs, we added a custom-designed AZEK composite deck plus a paver patio with a fire pit and two seat walls for lasting enjoyment.
Outdoor Living Solutions Designed by Archadeck, Your Apex Deck Builder and Apex Patio Builder
This family’s new AZEK composite deck, in a light-colored Hazelwood shade, features a unique parting board inlay and picture frame boards in a darker color, Kona, for visual interest. For a place to pull up a stool and linger on the deck, we added a bar-top rail on the deck in matching composite materials. Leading from the deck down to the patio are flared steps that can be used for additional seating, with riser lights for safety. The deck’s dark brown railing system matches the Kona deck board accents.
The patio features Dublin three-piece Cobble pavers by Belgard in Kiawah, with a contrasting soldier row in Potomac. The fire pit and seat walls are made of Belgard’s Weston Stone in the Colonial shade.
In the existing screened porch, we installed a Larson screen door with a dog door, so that the family’s pet could move among the new outdoor living spaces with ease. The screened porch and new additions blend together seamlessly for a cohesive and beautiful look.
Enjoy the gallery to appreciate the rich details of this fully customized Apex, NC, combination outdoor living space.
Belgard Fire Pit and Patio for Excellent Apex Outdoor Living
This Belgard patio is a perfect spot for family gatherings, roasting marshmallows, and quiet evenings in front of a warm fire. The patio features Belgard’s Dublin three-piece Cobble pavers in Kiawah with a contrasting soldier row in Potomac. The fire pit and sitting walls are made of Belgard’s Weston Stone in the color Colonial for a lovely neutral and natural finish.
Apex Patio Addition with Belgard Cobble Pavers in Kiawah
We added this Belgard patio to give this Apex home an extended outdoor living space and to offer a smooth transition from their screened porch and deck, to the yard. With Cobble pavers in Kiawah, they’ll enjoy a surface that doesn’t get too hot, but the Potomac soldier row that frames in the curvilinear shape adds depth and dimension to wow visitors. Cozy up on the built-in matching sitting wall or the Adirondacks for a lovely evening by the fire.
Screened Porch Upgrade in Apex NC
This family enjoyed a builder-grade screened porch with their new home. To make the porch work better for the family, we installed a Larson screen door with a doggy door so their pets could enjoy an indoor/outdoor lifestyle at-will. With the new door and the deck and patio addition, outdoor living in Apex just got that much better.
Azek Composite Deck Installation in Apex, NC
The builder of this brand new Apex home included a standard screened porch. But the family needed more. As part of our backyard renovation work, we added this stunning Azek deck. The light colored Hazelwood composite decking boards will hold less heat in the summer for improved comfort, while the darker color, Kona boards create a unique design with a custom inlay and picture-framing. The homeowners will enjoy this deck for many years without ever having to stain, paint, or seal it.
Flared Staircase with Deck Lighting on Composite Deck Addition in Apex
Flared staircases are a strategic design feature, especially beneficial for decks that connect to another living space such as a patio or a lower deck level. They make the transition easy and they provide additional tiered seating for large gatherings. These Azek deck stairs feature Azek Hazelwood composite deck boards, white risers, and built-in stair riser lights. Deck lighting is a lovely way to ensure your outdoor space is functional after sunset – which is vital for this home which features a fire pit on the patio.
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