Two Story Cedar Deck by Archadeck, St. Louis - Chesterfield

Two Story Cedar Deck by Archadeck, St. Louis – Chesterfield

We’re often asked, “What’s the story with two-story decks?”

The answer:  A Very Happy Ending!

A two-story, multi level deck opens up a range of possibilities and the benefits are many.

Two story decks add significant design elements to a home’s exterior while accommodating multiple activity areas into separate, outdoor living spaces.

Decks with levels provide definitive spaces which can equate to different ‘rooms’ for outdoor living.  This dynamic deck design ties outdoor living to your home in interesting ways.

For example, deck areas can include:  a bistro nook for morning coffee, a dining and cooking corner for barbeques, an adult sitting ‘den’ for conversing, a separate child’s cubby for play, a niche for a deck spa and a cozy retreat for reading or relaxing.

St. Louis Two Story Decks by Archadeck

Two Story Deck by Archadeck, St. Louis

A pergola, gazebo or screened room can be added for a sense of enclosure.  Planters, privacy screens, arbors or trellises create intimacy too.

In addition, a multi level deck design is the absolute best way to make use of a sloping yard, backyards with steep drop offs and for homes with walk out lower levels.  A deck then, provides easy access from your home to your yard or from deck to deck.

Other benefits and considerations:

  • two levels of decking adds valuable square footage to the home’s upper floors
  • deck has double the square footage without appearing overly massive
  • a great way to take advantage of expansive views and beautiful scenery
  • built-in sun protection on the first story deck with a shade pergola as an option for the upper deck
  • add an under deck ceiling to ensure a dry area below one or more decks with ceiling fans for ventilation
Custom Multilevel Decks by Archadeck, St. Louis

Multilevel Deck by Archadeck, St. Louis

For added safety especially with small children, Archadeck can easily install a platform midway on the deck staircase, safety gates, locks, and deck railing.

So that’s the story about two-story decks!  To find out if a two-story deck is right for you, just give us a call for a free consultation.

Archadeck is a premier deck designer and deck builder.

Visit our website, to see hundreds of photos of decks, deck designs, and completed deck projects.

We serve all areas in St. Louis, St. Louis County, West County, St. Charles and St. Charles County in Missouri.  As a St. Louis builder for outdoor living spaces, we also design and build screened in porches, front porches, pergolas, patio covers, covered porches, gazebos, and much more.

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