This three-season room and deck combination project in the Riggsbee Farm neighborhood of Cary shows that it is possible to extend a home’s living space when environmental challenges are present.
These Cary homeowners wanted to add more space for indoor and outdoor living to their home. However, their proximity to the Neuse River Buffer placed certain restrictions on what they could build. An intensive interior home remodeling project was not possible. In order to build a new outdoor living space, the project would need to meet very specific requirements of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Water Resources, which Archadeck was able to do.
Archadeck’s Creative Design Solutions
In order to meet the Cary homeowners’ goals and their community’s environmental requirements, we designed and built a combination three-season room and adjoining deck. Three-season rooms are exterior living spaces that offer some of the benefits of indoor living without the complexity and disruption of interior construction. Even though three-season rooms don’t offer fully integrated heating and cooling, we used Eze-Breeze windows to enclose the porch. Eze-Breeze windows feature both screen and vinyl window components that give the homeowners options for cooling and warming their space, especially when paired with other conveniences, such as a ceiling fan. In addition to the porch, we added an adjoining open-air deck to offer even more flexibility of use, such as a space for grilling. Fortunately, we were able to meet the design goals of the homeowners while also meeting the local environmental and building code requirements.
Classic Material Choices
This project presented our clients with approximately 315 square feet of additional outdoor and partially-enclosed living space for their home in an attractive finish. The porch and deck both feature premium #1 pressure-treated wood decking. As a complement to this, we added premium railing with black, round Deckorator balusters. The black balusters give the structure a modern feel and also reduce visual obstruction of the surrounding view. The Eze-Breeze porch windows and other structural trim are finished in white. To round out the palette, we added lattice skirting in white and a beadboard ceiling painted light blue. Light blue is a classic southern porch ceiling color mimicking the sky and supposedly chasing away mythical southern "haints."
Are you looking to expand your home's living space in Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, or the rest of the Greater Triangle? Do you have environmental restrictions you may need to overcome? We may have the right design solution to help you achieve your goals. Call Archadeck of Raleigh-Durham today to schedule a design consultation: 919-973-1523. We look forward to working with you!