What makes your dream outdoor living space stand apart from others? Porches, decks, and patios can come in a range of shapes and sizes, but it’s really the features, materials, and colors that can give it a unique look and use. To achieve this Raleigh clients’ particular goals, we created a combination outdoor space featuring a three-season porch with a wood-burning fireplace and a composite deck with modern touches. Read the full story for more details.
Porch fireplaces are a popular feature in many Triangle outdoor living spaces. Typically, porch fireplaces are gas-burning, however, this Raleigh homeowner wanted a three-season room with a wood-burning fireplace.
Adding a fireplace (wood-burning or gas) to a three-season room is one way homeowners can extend their seasonal enjoyment of an outdoor space. In cooler weather, they can close the vinyl porch windows and warm the space with the heat, beauty, and ambiance of a fire.
Building a wood-burning fireplace inside of an enclosed porch requires careful and advanced planning. In addition to regular building codes, the chimney flue must be extended and the structure must meet combustible clearance codes. Safety standards are considered from the start and balanced with achieving the homeowner’s desired aesthetic.
Striking Design Choices
In addition to its unique features, the design elements of an outdoor living project can set it apart. For the flooring of this three-season room, the homeowner chose TimberTech Prime Plus composite decking in Sea Salt Gray. This low-maintenance decking offers an authentic wood grain look due to subtle grain patterns.
In striking contrast, the light, variated, gray porch floor has been juxtaposed with a deep, brown-stained spruce tongue and groove ceiling. The classic white trim and neutral natural fireplace stone soften the contrast, giving the room a cozy and comforting feel along with the dramatic ceiling.
Along the bottom of the three-season room and expansive deck, white lateral deck skirting provides a modern touch alongside the Impressions Express classic white railings. Adding a built-in bench with matching composite decking provides additional seating on the deck and complements the overall aesthetic. The interior recessed lights and ceiling fans, along with the exterior riser lights, railing post lights, and stone stair landing are design details that tie the whole space together and with a clean, classic look.
Are you looking to build your dream outdoor living space? Does this dream feature a customized design? If so, call Archadeck of Raleigh-Durham and the Greater Triangle today to schedule a design consultation: 919-973-1523. We look forward to working with you!