The owners had lived with an open platform deck with bugs and the beating sun for too long. What they really wanted was a screened porch. The design we came up with created the screened porch they wanted with an open deck to connect the door from the ki The owners had lived with an open platform deck with bugs and the beating sun for too long. What they really wanted was a screened porch. The design we came up with created the screened porch they wanted with an open deck to connect the door from the kitchen to the rest of the outdoor living space. The design is very open from the deck and flows well to the backyard.