Blueprint for Improvement: Outdoor living in Fishers



Built in 2001, this home is in the Williams Ridge neighborhood of Fishers. The existing deck was generously sized; however, the homeowners wanted to add outdoor living space that was more protected from the elements. The goal was to design an outdoor space that seamlessly blended with the existing home.


  • A screened porch with soaring 12-foot ceilings was designed and constructed just off the living room. The wall of windows in the living room was reconfigured to include a double French door to the new porch.
  • An impressive stacked stone hearth is the focal point of the new space, complete with flat screen TV and fireplace.
  • Special features include a custom screened door to the deck and hidden storage in benches flanking the fireplace.
  • The deck was enlarged and constructed with Trex composite decking and railing for a lifetime of maintenance-free use.

Larry Greene is the owner of Case Design/Remodeling; email him at Visit for more remodeling inspiration and advice.