Nashville porch builder Porch Co. features this Brentwood porch
When we were first called to this Nashville home in the Brentwood area, the homeowners had an existing deck that they couldn’t get much use out of because of sun. The family loved to entertain and often had big parties at their house on the weekends. They were looking for a combination space with multiple outdoor living areas. This is quite common with Porch Co. customers. Our customers are looking to invest in outdoor living and we work together to design a comprehensive space to fit how they want to live.
Coming right off the back of the home are a large airy screened porch and a second story deck. Where the second story deck attaches to the home is a game room. The owner wanted to add french doors off the game room to an outdoor game and entertainment area. The floor of the elevated deck was made with AZEK tongue-and groove. While tongue-and-groove is not 100% waterproof, this does provide nice water protection underneath for the kitchen.
The nice thing about elevated decks is they create a covered patio space below that’s ripe for creating another great living space. Underneath the elevated deck, we built an outdoor kitchen. One feature you’ll notice is the stone cutout on the back of the bar area. By extending the top of the counter space and adding a cutout below, the outdoor kitchen unit becomes a bar on the other side. The outdoor kitchen unit used a synthetic stone and the cooking units were built right in. You’ll notice electrical outlets and lights on the columns to ensure the space is completely usable after dark and with other cooking and entertainment accoutrements.
Moving over to the large screened porch, we used large timbers for the porch’s interior. The screened windows incorporate an arch motif to add to the visual appeal. The porch flooring is tongue-and-groove cypress which we often use for interior flooring as it adds to the interior feel of the room. For the railing, we used powder coated aluminum railings. Aluminum is a great material for railings it doesn’t rust and the paint will last indefinitely. In addition, because the rails are a dark color, your eye tends to pass through the rails and allows you to focus on the area beyond.
The exterior doors of all of our screened porches at The Porch Co. are custom made out of cypress. This allows us to design the doors to match the porch instead of the other way around. Our screened doors are made to be incredibly strong and stand the test of time.
One consideration for the interior room adjoining the porch is light. Although the porch will enjoy lots of light, it effectively robs the adjoining room of some light. To maintain a high light level in the adjoining room we added 2 Velux skylights in the porch roof.
The final element of this outdoor living area is the large patio with built in custom fire pit. The patio is built of traditional concrete pavers. The patio retaining wall doubles as a bench for more seating.
For a free consultation on your dream Nashville porch and outdoor living area, give us a call at 615-662-2886. We look forward to hearing from you.