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.

Screened Porch with Hot Tub and EZE Breeze Windows

This screened porch with EZE Breeze windows, tile floor, and relaxing hot tub was built in the Denver, NC area.  The porch has EZE Breeze windows with clear vinyl on the front and side walls but we added a darker vinyl at the hot tub wall to add more privacy for the homeowner during the daylight hours.  The large floor tiles in a subway pattern add beauty to the room while making wet floors easy to clean up.  The same tile was added to the step around the hot tub for a smooth transition out of the tub.  The real beauty of this room is in the ceiling.  It is a a tongue and groove knotty pine with a Sherwin Williams cedar stain to make the client feel like they are at a lodge in the mountains.  They added the metal artwork above the door to keep the lodge feel.  The versatility of the EZE Breeze windows add so much to this outdoor living space.  Open the windows all the way to allow the breezes to blow in or close them up to stop pollen from entering the room.  The Larson screen door has an extra large dog door for so their four legged babies can come and go as they please.  There is a small Belgard paver patio outside of the covered entrance to this room.  While we were working on this project the homeowner asked us to redesign their fireplace inside their living room.  We added natural stone and a large cedar mantle to keep that mountain lodge feel.  This outdoor living space was designed with the homeowners input to allow them to relax in their hot tub, entertain guests or just enjoy a cup of coffee with their dogs resting on the tile floor.  We are very proud of this project and as always, we want you to Enjoy Being Outside.

Trex Deck with Hot Tub and Golf Course View

Walk outside onto this beautiful Trex deck and you immediately feel like kicking back and enjoying the serene golf views.   This deck is located in the Carmel Country Club section of Charlotte, NC.  It is a multi level deck with a stamped concrete patio below and a relaxing hot tub on the lower section with benches to relax on.  The decking is Trex Transcend Island Mist secured with Trex hidden fasteners along with a double border around the perimeter using Trex Lava Rock deck boards.  The railing is Trex Transcend post sleeves, caps, skirts in White, rails in Gravel Path and ballusters in square, aluminum in Bronze color.  We added Trex riser lights and Trex post cap lights to accent the deck at night.  The before and after pictures are stunning.  So now the work day is over and its time to enjoy being outside.

Open Porch with a Trex Deck

This spacious open porch in Harrisburg, N.C. was designed to let the owners enjoy their outdoor space without enclosing their porch with screens.  The deck surface is covered with Trex Transcend deck boards in Spiced Rum with hidden fasteners for a seamless, smooth feel.  The deck rails are Trex Transcend post sleeves, skirts, caps, and railing along with black, round aluminum ballusters.  The open porch has a gable roof with a detailed front gable design.  The ceiling is a tongue and groove pine beaded panel with a Sherwin Williams stain.  The ceiling also has 4 recessed can lights and a ceiling fan with all wires and switches hidden in the hollow, laminated porch columns with Sherwin Williams paint to match the exterior trim of the house.  Step outside of the house and immediately you feel like you can relax and enjoy being outside.

Classic Screened Porch with Trex Deck and Bluestone Patio

This is a very classic screened porch with an adjoining Trex deck and a Bluestone patio and firepit.  The home is located in the Mountain Island lake area of Charlotte, NC.  The porch has Island Mist Trex flooring, Trex Transcend railing with black round aluminum ballusters,  a beaded 1x6 wood ceiling with recessed can lighting, ceiling fan, and paint to match the trim on the house.  The adjoining deck is the same matching Trex Island Mist decking, with Trex 6x6 posts, Trex Transcend railing in white, black ballusters, and a matching Island Mist top cap.  All the decking is secured using Trex hidden fasteners.  The lower area consists of a Bluestone patio which is accented with a wood burning fire pit.  Enjoy Being Outside.

Screened Porch with Fireplace and Wall Sconces

Here is a beautiful screened porch in the Murrayhill section of Charlotte.  The porch is tall enough off of the ground to accommodate the homeowners need for a workshop down below.  The floors are pressure treated pine with a Sherwin Williams stain.  The porch walls consist of 6x6 Cox laminated porch posts and the railing is round, black aluminum Deckorator ballusters.  The ceiling consists of 1x6 V-Groove panels with a pickled Sherwin Williams white stain.  The room is balanced off with a vent free gas fireplace with cultured stone, large cedar mantle, stone hearth and a TV for loads of fun evenings outside with family or friends.  The room is lit up with 7 wall sconces and 2 ceiling fans keep it cool during the warm summer nights.