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.

Building Quality Porches & Additions Since 1997



“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!