Cold and snowy winters aside, Minnesota has some beautiful weather. So, it’s no surprise we try to enjoy it as much as possible when it arrives. For some, that means creating spaces at home that let them enjoy the seasons year-round. That’s exactly what these Burnsville, MN homeowners wanted to do. They reached out to our team for help transforming the existing deck of their 1980s home into the ultimate indoor/outdoor living area.
The goals for this project were pretty straightforward and included:
- Creating a space that felt like a porch rather than a new addition
- Making the new exterior feel like an extension of the existing home
- Adding a bigger door to the deck
Finding the right look was important, and we looked at numerous inspiration pictures with the homeowners. They really liked the look of stained cedar, which is ultimately what we went with. With that settled, we started planning the project design, which included a 15×15 foot screen porch and 13×10 foot deck. Once the design was approved, construction began.
Since the original deck and footings didn’t fit the new design, we tore them out and started from scratch. Our team rebuilt the deck to accommodate the new size and roof and a space for outdoor seating and a grill. We also used two railing designs: a cable rail inside the porch to maximize the view and a regular aluminum railing on the deck. The screen porch features EZ Screen Windows to protect it from the elements while still allowing fresh air in. Insulation in the floor and ceiling ensure the homeowners can enjoy the space no matter the season.
The final design is absolutely stunning and creates the ultimate blend of indoor and outdoor living. The rich tones of the cedar pair splendidly with the black-framed windows for the perfect mix of rustic and modern. The homeowner also did a wonderful job decorating the space!
Scroll below for a peek at the amazing details of this completed porch project — and when you’re ready to start planning your next home remodeling project, be sure to get in touch with our team. We’d love to help you bring your vision to life!
- Amazing EZ Screen Windows
- Westbury Aluminum Railings
- Adura Rigid Vinyl Plank flooring in Corinthian Coast