Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Tips To Consider When Designing, Building and Decorating A Sunroom - Home & Design Charlotte Observer

Tips To Consider When Designing, Building and Decorating A Sunroom

Recently, the Charlotte Observer did an article offering cutting edge tips for designing, building and decorating sunrooms in the Greater Charlotte NC area.  Porch Life, a leading designer and builder of sunrooms and porches in the Charlotte NC area and Dwell By Cheryl Interiors offer their expert advice for planning, building and designing your sunroom.


Some of the main advantages of having a sunroom include:

  • Bringing the outdoors into the comfort of your home's living space
  • Provides picturesque views and serenity of an outdoor space while inside
  • A room you love coming home to
  • A place of escape
  • Gathering place for family and friends

You will also learn about tips to consider when building a sunroom:


  • Functionality is key
  • What should be the minimum square footage of your sunroom
  • Make it warm, inviting and easily accessible
  • Lots of windows
  • Consider skylights
  • Consider 4 panel vinyl windows which offer the option of a screened porch when weather permits

Finally, this article offers decorating tips for your sunroom:

  • Make it airy
  • Comfort is key
  • Abundant sun light
  • Choose a decorative design to add character to the space
  • Window treatments add flair and minimize heat coming in
A properly designed and thoughtfully decorated sunroom will not only add value to your home, but will also become an oasis you will fall in love with.  Sunrooms have become a favorite room in households where families and friends spend most of their time.

The following link will take you to the article where you will see pictures and learn more...


https://issuu.com/homedesignclt/docs/tco-2017-jul-22-features-p01/20

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Porch-Life of Charlotte, NC Awarded Best Of Houzz 2016





Awarded Best Of Houzz 2016 Porch-Life of Charlotte, NC

Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World

Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building,


January 13, 2017Porch-Life of Charlotte, NC has won “Best Of Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The 20-year old carpentry firm was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2016. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2016” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

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“We’re so pleased to award Best of Houzz 2016 to this incredible group of talented and customer-focused professionals, including Porch-Life,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “Each of these businesses was singled out for recognition by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts for helping to turn their home improvement dreams into reality.”

Monday, March 13, 2017

Screen Porch Matthews NC | Porch Life Builders (704) 791-4381

Steps to Designing and Building a 3 Season Porch by Porch Life of Greater Charlotte NC


Decision Making Process for a 3 Season Porch

These homeowners were looking for a way to enjoy their beautiful back yard in the Greater Charlotte, NC area in the spring, summer and fall.  They had a flagstone patio at grade level and a raised stone patio but found they rarely used both of them because they had no cover or protection from weather, bugs, pollen and the hot sun in summer.  They contacted Porch Life to help them design and build a 3 season porch.

WeatherLite Porch Windows Selected for the Porch

There wasn't enough room below the second floor windows to offer the option of a gable roof so they opted for a flat rubber roof which allowed them to have a high 10' ceiling that would give their porch a large airy feel.  They also wanted to have the option of having a screened in porch but be able to close it up in inclement weather and when the pollen is so terrible in spring.  Porch Life offered them the WeatherLite Porch Windows.  These are 4 panel windows that can be opened all the way up or all the way down behind the railings offering 75% air flow which is almost as good as a fully open screened in porch.  You can see a video about these amazing windows by clicking here

Other Custom Features Selected to Complete the Porch

Porch Life used Cox Laminated Columns to construct this porch.  The advantage of these columns is that they are hollow and offer the possibility of hiding wires in the column and installing switches and outlets where needed.  
Tile flooring was selected and provided a nice neutral feel that beautifully accented the homeowner's furniture selections.
Porch Life built a coffered ceiling with a stained pine ceiling accented by white beams.  Selected Lighting fixtures with ceiling fans gave the porch a relaxed nautical feel. 

Enjoy watching this video and if you live in the Greater Charlotte, NC area, feel free to contact the Porch Life Builder at 704-791-4381 or by email at info@Porch-Life.com.
You can visit the Porch Life website at Porch-Life.com to see more videos of projects, pictures and to learn more!


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Porch-Life.com/blog: Porch Life Earns Esteemed 2016 Angie’s List Super ...

      
  
Porch Life Earns Esteemed 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award
Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

PorchLife of Greater Charlotte, NC has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of customer service to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2016. 

This achievement is particularly significant as Angie’s List experienced unprecedented member growth in 2016. More than 1.6 million consumers, many of whom were eager to quickly hire highly qualified service pros, joined Angie’s List after the company added a new, free membership tier.

“Companies that can meet higher demands without missing a beat in their exemplary performance standards truly do stand apart from their peers,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “Only a fraction of the Porch & Deck companies in Greater Charlotte, NC were able to do it.” 

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2016 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade. The SSA winners must also be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

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Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List as new, verified consumer reviews are submitted. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.

For more than 21 years, Angie’s List restricted access to its verified reviews to consumers who paid membership fees. When the company removed that barrier, some companies worried that the new, non-paying members would not be as engaged as members of the past. Experience has shown, however, that these newly added members are just as engaged – across all age groups – as prior members. Also, because the company continues to adhere to its review verification process, there has been no degradation of review quality.

“The biggest change at Angie’s List is that we are connecting even more consumers to high quality service professionals,” Hicks said. “And that’s good for everyone.”

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Angie's List helps facilitate happy transactions between more than 4.5 million consumers nationwide and its collection of highly rated service providers in more than 720 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to health care. Built on a foundation of more than 10 million verified reviews of local service, Angie's List connects consumers directly to its online marketplace of services from member-reviewed providers, and offers unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.

Porch Life Earns Esteemed 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award


        

Porch Life Earns Esteemed 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

PorchLife of Greater Charlotte, NC has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of customer service to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2016. 

This achievement is particularly significant as Angie’s List experienced unprecedented member growth in 2016. More than 1.6 million consumers, many of whom were eager to quickly hire highly qualified service pros, joined Angie’s List after the company added a new, free membership tier.

“Companies that can meet higher demands without missing a beat in their exemplary performance standards truly do stand apart from their peers,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “Only a fraction of the Porch & Deck companies in Greater Charlotte, NC were able to do it.” 

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2016 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade. The SSA winners must also be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

Charlotte Quality Porches, Decks, Outdoor Living & Home Additions Since 1997


Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List as new, verified consumer reviews are submitted. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.

For more than 21 years, Angie’s List restricted access to its verified reviews to consumers who paid membership fees. When the company removed that barrier, some companies worried that the new, non-paying members would not be as engaged as members of the past. Experience has shown, however, that these newly added members are just as engaged – across all age groups – as prior members. Also, because the company continues to adhere to its review verification process, there has been no degradation of review quality.

“The biggest change at Angie’s List is that we are connecting even more consumers to high quality service professionals,” Hicks said. “And that’s good for everyone.”

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Angie's List helps facilitate happy transactions between more than 4.5 million consumers nationwide and its collection of highly rated service providers in more than 720 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to health care. Built on a foundation of more than 10 million verified reviews of local service, Angie's List connects consumers directly to its online marketplace of services from member-reviewed providers, and offers unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.