Birds are chirping, flowers blooming, and it’s time to move outdoors! In the summer months, our team gets busy with all types of exterior, deck, and patio renovations. Today, we wanted to highlight one of our completed outdoor spaces designed by Donna Kirsopp and brought to life by Project Manager, Kris Worden and Project Director, Don Richeson. This project was also recently featured in Kansas City Homes & Style Magazine. Read the Screened In Style article!
The Deck Before
Donna has spent years working with these clients giving them updates throughout the interior of their home. For the screened porch, they wanted something that matched the quality they were now accustomed to! This screened porch is located off the primary suite and looks out over their lovely pool area. Our clients imagined an outdoor space where they could enjoy a drink in the warming temperatures or listen to spring rain showers.
Partially through demolition, this image shows how desperately our clients needed a new deck. Wood rot was definitely becoming an issue, but we got there just in time!
The Finished Screened Porch
Instead of a retractable fabric awning, these clients now have a gable roof finished to match the exterior of the home perfectly. Screens enclose the space to keep out debris and pests. A single set of stairs leads straight to the pool area and is finished with four stone façade pillars that mimic the existing stonework throughout the garden. To avoid future wood rot issues, the deck is made of composite material durable enough to withstand years of weather-related abuse. Another useful feature is the ample storage located underneath for garden and pool equipment.
Additionally, a second entrance and landing got some love to match the new screened-in porch. Donna added a roof above the door to match the gable of the porch roof.
“I just love to sit out here, especially when it storms,” noted the homeowner. “Plus, since it faces east, I get the benefits of the morning sun. Also, in the summer, the porch is cooler later on in the day.”
Read more about this project and see some photos after dark in the May 2023 Issue of Kansas City Homes & Style Magazine here!
Got an outdoor space that could use some TLC? Contact us today!