2012 Outdoor Living Trends - Most Requested Outdoor Living Features
Top 5 Most Requested Screen Porch Ideas
Raleigh new home outdoor living spaces are growing in popularity - see what special details can make your custom screen porch or rear patio stand out.
Find out more about beadboard ceilings, stamped concrete, and designer selections that make the "most requested" list for Raleigh custom homes!This Raleigh custom home screen porch includes:
- Beadboard Ceiling Treatment
- Stamped Concrete
- Lantern Style Ceiling Fan
- Stained Hardwood Railings
- French Doors from Great Room
What is beadboard, and what does it add to your outdoor living space?
Beadboard is a ceiling treatment that gives a routed design to previously flat panels or flat wood coverings.
Beadboard is sometimes referred to as a "tongue and groove" treatment.
Beadboard can be made of wooden planks, beadboard panels (as in this example), or even vinyl.
Beadboard ceiling treatments give a your new home a more classic (and expensive) look and feel, without paying too much.
What is stamped concrete, and could it be a good choice for your new home porch or patio?
Stamped concrete is created by pouring slab concrete into a walkway, patio, or porch, and imprinting a pattern, texture, and/or color.
The stamp duplicates different surfaces, such as cobblestones, brick, wood, seashells, and others.
This technique offers homebuyers a durable, realistic, and easy to clean alternative to pavers or natural stone.
What other designer selections were included in this custom screen porch?
The ceiling fan in this screen porch is a lantern style in a deep bronze finish.
The railing and posts are made of weather treated Northern hardwood, stained in a natural brown that blends perfectly with the brick exterior.
French doors lead outside from the great room.
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