There is no doubt about it. Screened porches are some of the most functional outdoor living spaces imaginable. At Archadeck of Central SC, we have custom-designed and built porches for just about any outdoor living purpose one could think of. From a purely practical perspective, our clients first choose to build screened porches for enjoying the outdoors while keeping bugs and Mother Nature at bay. What most soon realize is that a new screened porch quickly becomes a stylish retreat and great space for entertaining. The best way to make a screened porch even more functional is to add a deck to create a screened porch and deck combination.
Screened porches with decks make a great deal of sense for a few reasons. First, many homeowners wish to have at least a small deck connected to their screened porch so they have the option for open-air enjoyment. While the purpose of having a screened porch is for protection, we recommend having a space that’s uncovered as well. Sometimes it’s just nice to take in sunshine or stargaze on a deck.
Adding a deck to your screened porch will give you the perfect spot for grilling. This is especially great if you are using your screened porch for outdoor dining. Having the grill deck attached to and right outside your porch is ideal for food prep and service. Many clients who choose to include a grill deck also leave enough space for dining on the deck.
Having a spa deck in addition to a screened porch is also a very popular idea. If you are considering adding a spa to your outdoor living design, Archadeck of Central SC will design the perfect deck for your needs, right outside your protected porch space. Just another way to get the best of both outdoor living worlds.
If you have a fenced yard for your pets, and you are considering an outdoor living design they will enjoy, a deck and screened porch is a great solution. Building a deck outside the porch and including a pet door will allow your dog or cat to travel outdoors to catch a sunny nap on the deck. The deck will keep them off the ground, where they might pick up dirt and debris or even encounter ticks.