This beautiful home in Winston Salem’s Summerfield subdivision gets a whole new backyard

Pressure-treated wood deck Winston Salem SummerfieldMaking the decision to add an outdoor living space is a big decision and there are a lot of considerations that come into play. What structure do you want? How large should it be? What building materials should you use?

In fact, there are some questions that are more important. These include:

  1. What would you like to do in your new outdoor space?
  2. Should you build the whole shebang at one time?
Custom privacy screen for Winston Salem deck

Custom privacy screen for Winston Salem deck

When we first meet with many of our clients, they are deliberating about whether they want a porch or deck. Sometimes they are deliberating about whether they want a deck or patio.  In fact, the initial questions you may ask such as structure and materials should be the last questions on your list. Ask yourself if you’d like to eat outside. If so, how often? Do you want to do a lot of grilling? Do you plan on curling up with a good book quite regularly in your new space? How much do you like direct sunlight? Sun is great but often times you will want some sun protection from our warm North Carolina sun.

In the questions above, you probably answered yes to most of them. You want to eat outside. You want to relax outside. You want direct sun. Other times you don’t want direct sun. This is very common. Often times a combination space with a porch and an open outdoor space really make a lot of sense. You may be thinking that it makes sense to add one space now and then add another space later. In fact, it often makes a lot more sense to add both spaces at one time. Although the ticket price is higher, there are a lot of cost savings in building at one time.

Winston Salem NC 3-season room and wood deckThese Winston Salem homeowners did just that. Their new outdoor space includes a 3-season porch and also a deck. With this space, they can do all the living they want to do outside.

If you are interested in learning about how our quality built structures can turn your house into a home, contact Archadeck of The Piedmont Triad. Call us today for a free consultation (336) 664 – 1332, piedmonttriad@archadeck.net.

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