Nashville’s Brentwood area screen porch and open porch combination
Today’s outdoor living areas often include more than just one setting. Often our customers will pair a porch with a patio or deck to allow 2 distinct living areas. For these Brentwood homeowners a screen porch and open combination was just what they wanted.
The screened porch is a traditional porch with a vaulted ceiling and exposed rafters. The roof is gazebo shaped and finished with spruce planks on top of the rafters. The porch includes an outdoor fireplace to provide heat in chillier months as well as ambiance.
The floors are a tongue & groove cypress which we use as a standard. The cypress makes the room look more finished and more like an interior room. We used track lights on the collar ties.
The screened area includes varied sized columns. The wider columns between screened window units define the window space well. Within the 2-part window space, we used a narrower column to promote visibility. We used an arch over the box columns to match an arch motif on the front of the home. The kneewall is low to promote maximum visibility into this beautiful yard.
The large screened porch includes 4 fans. As we’ve noted in past posts, we feel that air circulation on your screen porch is very important for comfort and for enhancing your experience on the porch.
Moving over to transition between the two porches are our custom porch doors. We make all of our own doors out of cypress because we can’t find screen doors that perform the way we’d like and we want your door to match different elements of your porch such as the height and style of the kneewalls. In addition, the screen door has to take a lot of abuse. The door is exposed to weather on both sides. Our doors fit our porches rather than making our porches fit the doors.
The door set is flanked by beautiful gas coach lights.
Moving out to the open porch area, we used a flat roof. Atop the roof, we actually used a unique roofing product. The flat roof is visible from the second story windows. We look at our projects from every single angle. We even want the porch to look good from the upstairs windows. On the roof, we used a material called Durolast. It has an impregnated pebbled look which is more attractive than traditional roofing shingles. This is unique about The Porch Company.
We do our research. We search out the best products. If what we’re looking for is not available, we will figure it out, learn it, find it or even build it if need be. The ceiling of the open porch is beadboard.
For the open porch, we converted this Brentwood deck to a porch. We cleaned up and re-sealed the pressure-treated deck so it won’t deteriorate. The re-sealed deck will now be even less affected by weather because it no longer has access to full sun.
More fans were used across the porch and can lights were installed. There are lights on the columns as well.
We’re very excited about our signature custom railing we used for the open porch. In fact, these custom railings have become so popular, we are even accepting orders to build and ship these railings.
Give us a call for a free design consultation for your Nashville-area screened porch.
Not from Nashville and interested in ordering our custom railings for your porch? Give us a call for that as well – 615/662-2886.