Over the years we have done a couple of these projects but in 2010 we built three of these porches. These rooms combine two of the most popular outdoor structures. Interest in brick patios and hardscapes grows each year. The more natural look, low maintenance qualities, and designs that flow into the backyard makes paver patios very desirable. With mosquitos, bees, and other bugs becoming such a pest the classic screen porch is as popular as ever. They offer the best of the outdoors while protecting your family from pests, rain, & too much sun.
Traditionally screen porches have deck floors but by building the room with foundational support for each roof post we can do the floor in patio bricks. Obviously, the screen porch needs to be at / or near ground level to include brick. The look is compelling and unique. These screen porch / patios flows with your backyard, especially if the patio floor is inside the porch as well as outside the room.
Archadeck of Chicagoland has been combining paver patios with our carpentry projects; screen porches, decks, gazebos, and pergolas, for several years. Few companies do both brick and carpentry. We started working with both materials primarily because of our desire to create unique and exciting outdoor spaces that best meet our clients priorities. Usually this option is about aesthetics but sometimes there is no room to frame a deck and brick is simply the most practical option. Personally, I love the look that combines wood (or composite) & stone. If we can get a fire-place or water feature in the design it’s even more exciting.
It might be 9 degrees outside but I am still dreaming of getting outdoors. Putting up the Christmas lights just didn’t cut it.
See you in the backyard!