27 photosThe existing deck had a few of issues.
1. It was old and very unsafe.
2. It was a bit too small.
3. There were no stairs to the back patio.
We addressed each of these issues and designed and constructed a deck to meet the owners needs and desires for the forseeable future.
Burns Screened Porch
36 photosThey knew they wanted a screened porch, but space was limited and the end result needed to fit in with the rest of the house.
The final design was not the biggest screened porch and deck we have built, but it fit very well with the house and had some nice unique features.
Check out the glass balusters inside the screened porch and the white metal ones on the open deck.
34 photosThe owners were very hsppy with the size and layout of the current deck. They just wanted something that would be low maintenance. A composite deck and railing was the answer.
50 photosThis one was a challenge, but the results were well worth the "brain-burn".
The client already had things in place that we wanted to incorporate into the
- An existing upper level deck with stairs.
- A tree that we would need to build around.
- Two exit doors from the house.
- An endless pool.
All of these things made it very tough to work out the design and then build the project.
Whitmer Decks rose to the challenge, and the results speak for themselves.
19 photosThe deck on this townhouse was too small and had served its day.
Since it is an end unit townhouse we had the opportunity to expand the backyard around the side of the house and create a larger deck with stairs to the side.
That is exactly what we did and it created a very big change for this outdoor living space.
15 photosThe old deck was just too small.
It was also past it useful life and was unsafe.
The new deck is much larger and the way it sticks out into the trees it feels like you are in a treehouse.
The tough part about this job was that it was very high and the yard was very steep.
We also had to deal with rebuilding the house and adding a rim board to allow the positive connection of the new deck.
Not only is it larger and looks better, it is strong and safe.
Heaney Screened Porch
67 photosThese owners really enjoy their current deck, but there is a lot more potential for this yard.
A screened porch along with an open deck will allow them to enjoy their outdoor living much more.
36 photosThe existing deck was a little too large and the owners wanted to open up the lower area of the yard. They were also interested in getting a low maintenance deck that was not your typical deck.
The deck is a two tone composite featuring:
- A two board picture frame.
- Winder landing.
- Post lights.
- Metal balusters with Trex Transcend railing
- An under deck drainage system.
What a great fit for this house.
21 photosThey liked the size and shape of the deck they had, but wanted something with minimal maintenance. The old deck had served its life. The new composite deck will serve a much longer and lower maintenance life.
43 photosThis house needed a deck!
After discussing the design for a while it was determined that it would be nice to take advantage of the unused space beside the house.
The ultimate design wrapped around the house and really fit well. Maximizing use of the backyard and looking like it was integrated with the house rather than an afterthought.
The stone and boarder underneath the deck really helps finish the job and tie it into the yard and the house.
The owners decided to add a solid board fence with a lattice topper and gate on each side of the house while we were there working on the deck. Not a problem. We had the material delivered and the fences complete before leaving the job.
Konigsberg Screened Porch
26 photosThey really wanted a screened porch and there was not enough room on the back of the house.
So we put it on the side.
The furthest it could come out from the house was 10' due to zoning setbacks.
The 20x10 size worked out nicely after we replaced the windows with a door.
Lambert Screened Porch
37 photosThey had waited a long time for this.
The outdoor living space we came up with really fit the bill nicely.
What a great space to enjoy.
14 photosThe owners wanted a larger deck that was ultra low maintenance.
Access to get to the backyard was a bit of a challenge. Luckily we had constructed a deck for the neighbor and she was nice enough to allow us to go through her yard.
It all turned out great and this deck will be enjoyed for many years to come!
Plaskow Screened Porch
42 photosThe old deck had served its time and the owners were ready to move up to screened porch.
After some back-n-forth on the design, we came up with a great fit for this house and yard.
23 photosThe old deck done and it was just a bit too small to be practical. It really functioned as more of a landing to get to the stairs.
The deck we designed was similar, but enlarged and included a set of stairs that were less steep and provided a intermediate landing. This deck also features an under deck drainage system that will make the patio beneath more usable and brighten up the area with a white finished ceiling.
37 photosAfter the addition was added to the house the remaining deck was too small.
They really wanted something larger that would fit into the landscape and flow well to both sides of the yard.
32 photosThe upper deck, lower deck and shed all had to go.
An upper deck that was a bit larger was just the ticket for this townhouse.
It will also be much safer now that it is attached to the house correctly.
This is a wood deck, but a wood deck with flare.
Some things that set it apart are:
- C-Select supreme decking.
- Composite rail cap.
- Powder coated aluminum balusters.
Shumway Screened Porch
65 photosThey had been thinking about a screened porch for quite a while and it was time to make the dream come true.
What a great fit for this wooded setting.
Steffey Screened Porch
33 photosThey already had a patio for the grill and their deck had served its 30 years.
Time for a screened porch!
What a great addition to this already great backyard.
36 photosThe old deck was showing its age and was cut up into too many small sections to be usable. It was also a maintenance headache.
The new deck is approximately the same footprint, but because we created a single open space it seems much, much larger.
This deck features Trex Transcend decking and railing. This product will minimize any maintenance in the future and allow the owners to enjoy their new outdoor living space for many years to come.
24 photosThe current deck had served its time and it was past due to be replaced.
A larger two level deck with better flow from the house and to all parts of the yard was just the ticket.
69 photosThe existing deck on this house was a bit too small and the stairs did not flow well to the patio.
The design we ultimately decided on utilized some of the existing deck while adding a much larger lower section and a set of stairs leading to the patio. This one looks as good at night as it does in the daytime.
Take a look at the photos, and make sure you see the night shots. The backyard already had some great lighting effects, and the deck with all the post lights, fit like a glove.
20 photosThe old deck was boxy and boring. So, we made it a little bigger and lot better. Two sets of stairs make it much more convenient. A bench in lieu of a rail really helps to open up the view, while also improving the overall flow from the deck to the yard.