Covered Porch with Trex Decking, Railing and Lighting in Mooresville, NC

Deckscapes built this amazing covered porch and backyard oasis on Lake Norman in Mooresville, NC.  The porch and deck overlook a relaxing pool with a beautiful view of the lake and sunset.  We started by meeting with our clients and determining what they were trying to  accomplish.  They wanted to enjoy being outside in the porch or deck while watching their grandkids play in the pool or enjoying a spectacular Carolina sunset.  From there we began by removing their existing deck and beginning the building process.  The decking is all Trex Transcends in the Island Mist color with hidden fasteners.  The Fascia, Risers, and stair treads are also Trex Transcends in Island Mist.  The railing is Trex Transends with white posts, black top and bottom rails and black, round metal ballusters.  We added Trex post cap lighting to all of the post sleeves and Trex LED Riser lighting on all of the stair treads.  The Trex lighting adds so much ambiance to the finished project when it is all lit up.  If you were on this deck at night you would know exactly what I am talking about.  Just fantastic!  We also added a 1x6 coastal lattice around the perimeter and matched the Sherwin Williams paint color to the Trex Island Mist.  All of the pool equipment and boating gear is stored below the deck out of sight.  The porch has a shed roof due to the house configuration along with 6x6 Cox porch columns and Trex railing.  We finished the ceiling using 1x6 tongue and groove, beaded ceiling panels and completed  the ceiling and porch walls with Sherwin Williams exterior paint.  The ceiling also has 2 Hampton Bay ceiling fans and 6 recessed lights along with a dimmer for great mood lighting.  I just love the way this Deckscapes porch and deck project turned out.   These homeowners were incredible to work with and I am sure when they step out into their new Trex covered porch they will truly Enjoy Being Outside.

Trex Deck with Trex Lighting and Paver Patio in Waxhaw NC

Deckscapes built this beautiful, elevated Trex deck along with a tumbled paver patio in the Waxhaw, NC area.  The homeowners asked us to give them a very usable deck area for entertaining family and friends and then a lower paver patio that would be an extension of their concrete patio without compromising their view from below.  They wanted larger support columns with stone bases to give the deck a very majestic look from their yard.  The Trex Transcends decking was Spiced Rum color with a matching border.  We used hidden fasteners and grooved decking to eliminate any visible fasteners.  The railing was also Trex Transcends 6x6 white post sleeves with white railing and black, round Trex ballusters.  We added a Spiced Rum square edge decking board on the top cap to complete the Cocktail Rail look.  All of the outer fascia, stair risers, stringers, and beams and columns were wrapped in Trex PVC boards to match the railing.  To really give the deck some depth and ambiance at night we added some Trex LED post cap lights, eyeball lights, and stair riser lights.  The patio below consists of 3 pc tumbled Belgard pavers and a matching retaining wall to hold back the uneven grade behind it.  I know our client will really Enjoy Being Outdoors and spending valuable family time dining on their new deck or hanging by the fire pit on their new paver patio.  

Trex Deck, Pergola and Urbana Tumbled Pavers

Deckscapes designed and built this project for our client in south Charlotte earlier this year.  The reason I liked this project so much was the transition from what the backyard looked like to the finished project.  The yard was in complete disarrayIt had an old deck and pergola that was barely standing.  I wish I had the 'before' picture to show you.   We started by removing the old deck, large pergola, faulty wiring, crumbling fire pit and numerous bushes and trees.  Then we built a small but functional Trex deck using Trex Transcends Spiced Rum decking with hidden fasteners and a Trex Transcends railing in White with black aluminum ballusters.  Next we built the large pergola using Pressure Treated Pine.  The beams and rafters have a scrolled cut on the ends for an attractive look.  We wired the pergola for a future ceiling fan and a switch on the 6x6 column.  After the pergola was constructed, we graded the yard and readied the area for the pavers.  We installed approximately 460 square feet of  Belgard Urbana tumbled pavers along with a matching border and step down to the yard.  Then we installed the Belgard stone about a third of the way up the 6x6 posts to finish off the look.  Lastly we installed new sod around the new site to really give the project that finished look.  I loved the way it turned out and I know our clients loved it too. This yard transition by Deckscapes will really help them to Enjoy Being Outside.

EZE Breeze Screened Porch with T&G Wood Floor in Davidson, NC

Deckscapes designed and built this porch in the Davidson, NC area.  We worked closely with the homeowner to understand what they were looking for in an outdoor room and how we could work together to accomplish their vision.  The floor of the porch is 5" Tongue and Groove treated pine decking.  It was stained with a Sherwin Williams oil based stain to match their interior hardwood flooring.  The porch walls are constructed with 6"x6" Cox laminated columns and a 2x6 mid rail along with black, round aluminum ballusters.  EZE Breeze vertical 4 Track porch windows in white frames and charcoal fiberglass screens were added to the exterior along with glass window panes in all the gable areas.  The porch roof is a shed roof design with an open gable in the center.  This makes trimming the ceiling slightly more difficult but really adds to the look and openness of the room's final feel (plus we love the way it looks when completed).  Recessed lighting (6 cans) and 2 Hunter ceiling fans were added to the ceiling.  A dimmer switch was added to the lights to really give the room some ambiance at night.  The ceiling was finished in a Sherwin Williams semi transparent stain and the walls were painted white to match the house exterior trim.  To complete the final product we added a 1x4 English lattice around the perimeter and painted it white to match the porch.  We added some speakers inside the porch and a 36" Larson Savannah storm door from the stairs down to the paver patio.  After the room was tastefully decorated by our clients I know that they will really Enjoy Being Outside. 

Ballantyne Backyard Resort Life

Deckscapes built this project just off of the golf course in Ballantyne Country Club.  The challenge that we faced was to remove a very large, boring deck and transform their backyard to compliment the existing pool.  Deckscapes started by first building the screened porch and deck area.  We used Trex Transcend Decking in the Spiced Rum color for the floors.  The rails are also Trex Transcends with white 6x6 columns, white rails and a Spiced Rum top cap.  The deck, porch and stairs are all accented with white Trex trim boards to match the railing.  Trex low voltage lights were added for accent lighting on the stair risers and the post sleeves.  That completed the grilling and sun deck area.  The screened porch was built with a flat roof (with a very slight pitch) and we added some modified Trex Transcends railing above the roofline to give the impression of a deck above the porch to match the deck rails.  The porch walls are Cox 6x6 hollow laminated columns with matching Trex railing.  After the porch was painted with Sherwin Williams exterior paint we then added EZE Breeze porch windows to the exterior to allow the homeowners the ability to keep an open air feel or close the windows up to keep the room warm or keep dreaded pollen out.  The porch ceiling was designed with the homeowners to create an amazing coffered ceiling look with two different Sherwin Williams paints.  That ceiling really stands out and is the first thing you notice when you first walk into the room.  Two ceiling fans and 6 recessed can lights complete the look above.  We also added a flat screen TV along the back wall for a very relaxed feel.   Below the deck and porch we were faced with the challenge of what to do with such a large covered space.  We removed a very old, thick concrete patio and added approx. 700 square feet of Belgard pavers and had them blend in with the existing walkway for a smooth transition from the upper areas to the lower.  We completed the project by adding river rock along the pavers and grass to help with a drainage problem that existed.  Whether sitting in the comfortable screen porch with a glass of wine, hanging out on the deck with a cigar and friends, or escaping from the sun down below on the paver patio, Deckscapes always does our absolute best to help you Enjoy Being Outside.

Luxury Backyard Retreat in Ballantyne

This backyard Ballantyne project built by Deckscapes in 2017 really showcased the working relationship between the us and our homeowners.  Every detail was carefully considered and discussed in order to arrive at the finish line together.  The first challenge in building the screened porch was to raise the 3 upper great room windows.  This involved opening up the entire side of the house to demo and reframe the walls while keeping dust and construction debris to a minimum so the homeowners could continue using their interior living space.  Challenging, but that's what we love at Deckscapes.  Once the exterior wall was modified and new windows were installed, we could begin construction on the screened porch.  The roof was a gable design which tied in just below the new windows.  The floor was set up for tile which resembled large wood planking.  The walls were 6x6 Cox laminated columns and finished off with EZE Breeze vertical 4 Track window units in the Beige color.  The front of the outer gable has a small round window to allow some light in and cedar shake siding around it.  The ceiling was set up for 1x6 v groove panels with large, hand distressed beams to give a very rustic feel in this very polished living space.  The walls and ceiling were then coated using a beautiful combination of Sherwin Williams paints and stains.  The original direct vent fireplace gave way to a new vent free Majestic unit with a new marble surround on the inside and natural stone exterior inside the porch.   We also added 2 new Pella French doors to either side of the fireplace along with Emtek rubbed bronze hardware.  The lighting was finished off with recessed can lights and a stunning chandelier as the room focal point.  The exterior deck was designed with Trex Transcends decking in the Spiced Rum color and finished off with a Spiced Rum border and matching fascia.  It keeps a very open feel as you look out onto the elegant Travertine patio and new pool.  I'll say it again, I love working with our homeowners.  They provide us with their ideas and designs and we work hand in hand to deliver them their outdoor dreams.  We at Deckscapes make it a priority to ensure you Enjoy Being Outside.