Patio Decks, St. Louis, Mo

Patio Decks, St. Louis, Mo

No matter the size of your yard, adding a deck will jazz up your home’s exterior and improve its value.

So if you’re thinking about building a deck for your home, you’ll first need to find a reputable contractor that specializes in deck design.

Choosing the right contractor will ensure a well-built structure that, not only looks terrific but, fits your lifestyle and blends with your home and yard, smoothly.

So let’s take a look at five basic options for decks: platform decks, raised decks, two-story decks, multi-level decks, free-standing decks.

Elevated Decks, St. Louis, Mo

Elevated Decks, St. Louis, Mo

Platform decks, sometimes called a patio deck, are close to the ground.

This design is perfect for homes with a direct walkout to the backyard, especially smaller yards.

Raised decks, or elevated decks, are used when the home’s first floor is above grade and homeowners need a way to access their backyard.

These structures will have at least one connecting staircase for the pathway from inside to out.

Two Story Decks, St. Louis, Mo

Two Story Decks, St. Louis, Mo

Two story decks provide a passage to the backyard too but often produce accessibility to multiple levels of your home as well.

Multilevel decks, are a transitional series of decks connected by steps or walkways and are perfect for sloped lots and contours of land.

Multilevel decks can also be used to define specific deck areas:  areas for entertaining, relaxing, grilling or dining.

Multilevel Decks, photo by TimberTech

Multilevel Decks, photo by TimberTech

And finally, free-standing decks are not attached to the house and are used to highlight beautiful areas of a yard such as a swimming pool, lake view or garden.

No matter what deck you choose, Archadeck can help.  Since 1980, Archadeck is America’s leading deck designer and builder also specializing in other outdoor living spaces.

Free Standing Decks, photo by TimberTech

Free Standing Decks, photo by TimberTech

For more information, call 636.227.0800 or visit our website, west-county.archadeck.com, for plenty of ideas to spark your imagination about decks, decks and more decks.

Archadeck of West County and St. Charles County serves the Greater St. Louis, Missouri territory.

For Archadeck offices in other parts of the country, go to archadeck.com.