This Hudson family came to us with a request: Help us make the most of Northeast Ohio summers. Working closely with the homeowners, we designed a 16 x 20 square foot deck and 14 x 14 square foot enclosed porch addition that gives the family an inviting outdoor space for meals, relaxing after work, and entertaining from spring to fall. Skylights and walls of windows in the screened-in porch flood the space with natural light and catch the breeze, while rustic wooden ceiling beams bring in the feeling of the outdoors. The adjacent open deck provides plenty of room for grilling, sitting, and enjoying the private backyard. Low maintenance, durable cedar flooring and a handsome banister that encloses both spaces tie the spaces together and create a cohesive feel between the two areas. This project delivered a functional space that greatly benefits the homeowners and is the most-used space in their home all summer long.