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.