This outdoor living deck and 3-season room combination in Worthington, OH was built with versatility, function and tree preservation in mind

This week, Archadeck of Columbus highlights a project we recently completed in Worthington, OH that encompasses a deck and 3-season room addition, and saving a beloved tree in the homeowner’s backyard.

Three Season rooms by Archadeck of Columbus
This 3-season room and deck combination in Worthington, OH was built with the preservation of the family’s beloved silver maple in mind.

When Archadeck of Columbus met with these Worthington, OH homeowners their family had outgrown their existing outdoor space which consisted of a small deck attached to the back of the home.  In addition to improving their outdoor living by way of a larger and more functional outdoor space, the homeowners also had a beloved silver maple tree that was infringing on their deck. As the tree grew, it began to move the existing deck. The homeowners not only wanted a revised deck that would work well this beautiful silver maple tree, they also wanted to add a 3-season room to the space.

This picture shows the backyard before we began the project.
This picture shows the backyard before we began the project.

Even though the home faces south and preservation of the large maple tree was an important prerequisite to the new design, the homeowner also wanted to ensure the 3-season room, and their home would still receive plenty of natural light. Archadeck of Columbus used tan-colored vinyl windows in the design of the three-season room to minimize loss of light within the space. Each window has two sashes, allowing both to move freely which gives greater access for screen and also more options on how much window the customer can leave opened or closed. A pair of trapezoid windows used in the gable end of the space allows plenty of light to flow freely into the space, and thus into the home, overcoming any loss of sunlight.  We also used a dual tie-in for the 3-season room where a portion is a sidewall connection and a portion uses a roof tie-in connection. This forward thinking design allows more freedom when working in challenging site situations, and it looks really nice too!

Worthington OH 3 and 4 season room builder
The new three-season room addition looks original to the home.

In keeping the exterior of the outdoor room addition original to the existing home we closely mimicked the T-111 veneer and the shingles used on the existing home. We also avoided hitting the roots on the homeowners beloved silver maple when digging the footers for the addition, no root damage was incurred so the new space will not interfere with the location of the tree. Since the homeowners wanted to use wood flooring inside the 3-season room, we made sure the addition was properly insulated to facilitate using the hardwoods. This meant insulating beneath the floor, within the walls and ceiling as a three season rooms is not a controlled air space, so in order to use the wood floors insulating properly was crucial.

Detailed image of the dual trapezoid windows and beautiful tongue and groove ceiling on the interior.
Detailed image of the dual trapezoid windows and beautiful tongue and groove ceiling on the interior.

On the interior of the 3-season room, along with the vinyl window system and hardwood flooring, we also used a 24″  T-111 cedar knee wall within the perimeter. In most situations we generally match the knee wall with the ceiling, but since the T-111 is showing on the house siding we customized the knee wall to match.  The ceiling is built from tongue and groove which we painted.

The revised deck is located adjacent to the new outdoor room and is spacious enough to hold a small table and grill.  The deck is built with low-maintenance TimberTech Terrain with cedar veiling and aluminum pickets. We wrapped all exposed areas in Polonia wood, which was painted to ensure a perfect color match with the entire design.

Interior of Worthington OH 3 season room
Notice the 24″ kneewall and rustic wood floors within the 3-season room interior.

The finished project is a delight for these Worthington, OH homeowners. Not only do they have a beautiful, and versatile outdoor living combination of a deck and 3-season room to enjoy, their silver maple tree is still there to provide many more years of grace, shade and nostalgia.

If you would like to learn more about how an outdoor living combination space or outdoor room addition can benefit your backyard enjoyment, contact Archadeck of Columbus today (740) 879 – 3730
westcolumbus@archadeck.net

Please visit our three and four-season room photo gallery and our composite and PVC decks photo gallery located on our website for more inspiring images of outdoor combination spaces that may be perfect for your backyard.

Author: archadeckofcolumbus

I began my association with Archadeck in 2001 when I was working for a subcontractor that Archadeck of Columbus was employing for patio installations. I had been working in the Landscape/Hardscape industry for quite a few years at the time and immediately noticed a difference in how Archadeck operated in comparison with other deck companies that we worked with. Over the years of working with Archadeck on numerous projects, large and small, I came to realize the importance of what they were selling; beautiful designs, top-notch craftsmanship and a world class customer experience. This is what drove me to start working for Archadeck in January of 2011 and eventually buying the company in 2016. My wife, Amber, and my son, Logan, could not be happier to be a part of such a wonderful organization. We look forward to the future as we build the outdoor living environments our customers dream of with the “world class” service they deserve!

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