Source: Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine, July 1, 2010.
Makeover by: MOSAIC Outdoor Living
Location of home: Alpharetta
Approximate cost: $30,000-$35,000
Avid gardeners, the owners of this Alpharetta property wanted to create outdoor living rooms that would be functional, beautiful transitions into their backyard landscaping. The couple spends a substantial amount of time outdoors, so the team at MOSAIC Outdoor Living took great care to ensure their new mulittiered porch would truly reflect their interests and personalities.
The unique design was carefully planned to curve and nestle around the yard’s existing trees and plants so as not to disrupt the homeowners’ hard work. Various levels were constructed to add interest, but to also make a gentle transition to the yard below. The couple requested that generous seating be included on the decks for entertaining.
Low-voltage lighting was also added to the new space, making it a great place to entertain in the evening, as well as during the day. And as an extra bonus, ample storage space became available underneath the porch for all the couple’s gardening tools. The final result is a charming and relaxing outdoor living area that naturally flows from the home’s interior spaces to the great outdoors.
This pressure-treated deck features post-mounted lanterns in an antique bronze finish, which the homeowners added after their outdoor area was constructed. Security flood lights were also installed.