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.

Screened Porch with Open gable Shed Roof

Nestled among the tall trees, this screened porch built by Deckscapes adds tons of outdoor living space to this beautiful house located in Charlotte, NC in the Mountain Island Lake area.  The wide layout allows for an eating area with table and chairs, a sitting area with couches and a large TV, and a bar area for adult time.  The roof layout is a large shed style along with an open gable to allow for a ton of natural light.  The flooring is Cox Eco Life decking boards with a Sherwin Williams semi transparent stain.  The ceiling is a tongue and groove clear pine also with a Sherwin Williams semi transparent stain.  In the ceiling are 8 separate recessed can lights set on dimmer switches to really make it calming and relaxing.  The rails are black, round aluminum ballusters with wood mid rail.  There is a pet door set into the railing to allow for easy access to the outside for their four legged friend.  We set some wall sconces into the hollow laminated columns to really make it feel comfortable when watching TV or just entertaining friends.  We finished off the project with a 2 piece untumbled paver patio at the bottom of the stairs to allow for a grilling station.  This open and inviting porch and patio allows for family and friends to Enjoy being Outside.

Screened Porch with Wood Burning Fireplace and Paver Patio

This a beautiful screened porch that we built in Fort Mill, SC in the Springfield neighborhood.  We started by extending the concrete floor out and pouring a large footing for the large wood burning fireplace.  From there we built the screened porch and then the fireplace followed.  The porch uses an aluminum screen track system with a darker screen for added privacy.  To finish off the ceiling we used a beaded pine board with a matching pine trim and sealed it with a Sherwin Williams semi transparent wood stain.  The fireplace was veneered with natural stone, hearth and mantle along with a large wood storage outside of the fireplace.  Afterwards we built large paver patio with rounded edges and a step off into the yard.  This project turned out to be very fun to build and very functional for the entire family.  We always want you to Enjoy Being Outside.