This client in Grimes, northwest of Des Moines, wanted a screened porch area to enhance their usage and enjoyment of their existing pool and patio areas. Initially they were thinking it would be attached to the house structure or possibly a standalone, gazebo-like structure on the patio. But each of those options presented challenges best-described as aesthetically – if not technically – unpleasing. Our suggestion to make use of the space under the existing Trex deck as the screened-in area was a welcome design option for its efficient use of space (and dollars) and the added benefit of improved aesthetics of the deck structure itself (they hated the lattice that skirted the deck previously – see a before/after collage here).
The screen porch features a concrete floor, an underdeck ceiling and draining system, ceiling fan and lights and two (yes, two) outdoor TV’s…one for viewing inside the porch and one for viewing from outside – from either the patio or the pool. This space is a real splash!
Screen Porches by the Des Moines’ area’s premier designer and builder of outdoor living spaces, rooms and accessories – Archadeck of Central Iowa.