Our recently completed project in Greensboro, NC is located in the relaxed community of brick bungalows in Sunset Hills. When we initially met the homeowners, their only outdoor living space consisted of a worn out deck. The deck was located on the rear of the home and was covered in moss and looking a little worse for wear. After consulting with several other contractors, the homeowners contacted us. Their objective was to transform their backyard with a new deck and a 3-season porch. The obstacle was that they had a large oak tree sitting in the middle of the space where they wanted to build. They didn’t want to remove the tree and they were looking for a contractor that could work with the tree. Other contractors told them it had to come down to build their outdoor space. Archadeck of The Piedmont Triad designed a space that would save the tree and fulfill their wishes to save the old majestic oak.
The reasons the homeowners wanted to save the aged oak tree were twofold. One, the tree served a dual purpose of providing shade and adding charm to the backyard. The other reason was cutting the old conifer down would be costly with a price tag of $8,000. We were able to take all these factors into consideration when we designed their new outdoor space.
Our design began with a 3-season room complete with Eze-Breeze windows. The choice to use the Eze-Breeze window system took the space from a screened porch to a room they could use for extended outdoor living. The Eze-Breeze window system allows the homeowner to choose how much protection they need in their space. This innovative system consists of high quality vinyl glazed windows on a convenient sliding panel system. The sliding panels allow homeowner’s to utilize as much or as little window as they want. When used in combination with screen you can take advantage of fresh air on a hot day or slide all the windows into place for protection on a cooler day. The addition of the Eze-Breeze system adds versatility to many outdoor room designs.
Part of the design of this space includes a bridge walkway that begins at the door of the 3-season room. This walkway was designed with the purpose of saving the oak tree. It extends 7 feet past the tree to the newly designed deck. An existing patio increases the outdoor living area, which we extended and added stamped concrete. The 3-season room includes a cozy electric fireplace. To ensure the space is built with safety and beauty in mind it has a beaded wall with plywood within. The outside the 3-season room is finished with cement lap siding which ties into the existing house. The Eze-Breeze windows are white which is a beautiful contrast to the beaded plywood ceiling.
The Greensboro, NC homeowners are elated with their new space. Where other contractors did not want to take the time or the effort to make incorporating the tree a possibility, we did. The moral is to never settle for second best in your outdoor living space. 99.9% of the time Archadeck of The Piedmont Triad can make your vision work. We specialize in coming up with creative ways to address unusual circumstances and challenges.
Contact Archadeck of The Piedmont Triad today to learn more about our unique outdoor living structures and how we can enhance your lifestyle and your backyard at the same time. Call us today for a free consultation (336) 664 – 1332