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This Lenexa residence boldly colored outside the lines when it came to creating an outdoor living area with a personality all its own.

into a buried downspout, creating a waterproof deck floor. The area below the deck was excavated to allow for ample headroom. The lower portion was then screened in with the

What first catches one’s eye is the porcelain tile that is made to replicate the look of slate.

same tile on the floor as above on the deck to create the screened-in porch that the homeowners dreamed of. Ceiling

“This is a porcelain multicolor material produced in Italy,” said Gayle Jagoda, designer with Schloegel Design Remodel Company. “Images of slate are transferred to the tile to recreate the beauty of natural slate tile.”

fans below and above, along with a sound system, add to the relaxed and inviting atmosphere of the space. “A pergola was constructed above the upper deck to help filter out the afternoon sunlight,” stated Jagoda.

Prior to undergoing its transformation, the existing cedar

Among other features are wrought iron spindles, oil-rubbed

deck required a lot of structural considerations and input from

bronze post caps to complement the spindles, accent lighting

architects and structural experts.

and a rustic split-face lower wall comprised of a thin natural

The deck floor was lowered to accept the thickness of

stone veneer capped with limestone slabs with chiseled

the new tile installation, and a Schulter drainage system was

edges. The upper deck is easily accessed from the kitchen and

installed that is designed to route any water that may

the lower porch level can be accessed from the basement or

permeate through the tile to the perimeter of the deck to drain

the new patio area.


Resources Contractor: Schloegel Design Remodel | Sliding French door: Kansas City Millwork Excavation, foundation and flatwork: Randy’s Custom Contracting | Electrical fixtures: Wilson Lighting Electrician: PK Electric | Cedar decking and pergola material: Owen Lumber Deck and staircase railing and rail caps: Kansas City Decking | Gutters: Ratliff Guttering and Siding Tile, stone installation: Eddie Cummings Tile | Paving stone, wall and fire pit cap: Sturgis Materials Natural Autumn porcelain tile (deck and porch floors): Central States Tile

KCH&S July | August 2015



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