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Wake Forest Screened-In Porch, Deck, and Secret Kiddie Cave Offer Outdoor Living Fun for Every Family Member

One of many reasons for investing in a customized outdoor living space is to enhance family life at home. Adding a deck, porch, or patio provides new spaces for family members to gather or enjoy individually. This screened porch and deck combination project in Wake Forest epitomizes the family outdoor living concept. A new screened-in porch and deck combination space provides multiple­­­­­­ areas for unwinding, cooking, dining, and entertaining. A hidden "kiddie cave" gives the children their own dedicated play space to use anytime. Check it out!

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Description automatically generatedScreened-In Porch for a Party of Four

Screened-in porches are a great space for family outdoor living. Family members may have different tolerance levels for sunshine, cold weather, bugs, rain, etc. With the protection of porch roofs and screens, the whole family can get comfortable outside. Since porches offer greater coverage from the elements than open-air decks, you can also furnish and decorate the space with items normally found inside. Beadboard paneling in the ceiling and accessories such as a cushioned sofa, a bar top table, and a t.v. help bring the feeling of the indoors outside into this space. This whole Wake Forest family loves to hang out on their screened porch as much as their interior family room.

New Deck Is Something to Grill About

While family and friends enjoy the screened porch, the homeowners’ adjoining open-air deck is open for grilling. The deck provides a safe outdoor cooking area conveniently located next to the kitchen and the screened porch deck, with easy access to the backyard. This Wake Forest deck features premium number one pressure-treated pine decking boards. The rails are Archadeck Premium Rail with black aluminum Dekorators® balusters. One-inch pressure-treated lattice skirting complements the structure. The homeowners stained theskirting dark brown, which creates eye-catching juxtaposition to the white porch ceiling, trim, and rails.

"Kiddie Cave" Turned Secret Hideout

The hilly topography of the Triangle leaves many homeowners wondering what to do with a steep grade in their backyard. With two young children at home, the homeowners in this Crenshaw Hill neighborhood saw a unique opportunity for the space created between their steep yard and the elevation of their new outdoor living space: a “Kiddie Cave”! Kids love having their own space, especially when it is a hidden or secret hideout. After completion of the project, the homeowners outfitted the space under the porch with kids' furniture and toys. The result is a unique family space that provides flexibility for family time as well as safe places for the kids to play independently.

This 555-square-foot screened porch and deck is a beautiful and timeless addition to this Wake Forest home. If your family is looking for a new outdoor living space, call Archadeck of Raleigh-Durham today to request a design consultation: 919-973-1523. We look forward to working with you.

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