TimberTech Composite Decking in St. Louis, Ballwin area - Project by Archadeck

TimberTech Composite Decking in St. Louis, Ballwin area – Project by Archadeck

Welcome 2013 from Archadeck of West County and St. Charles County in St. Louis, Missouri.

Archadeck Outdoor Living was founded in 1980 with a specialty in deck design and deck building.

By 2013, however, our custom design capabilities and material selections have evolved from simple decks to outdoor living spaces including: porches, screen porches and enclosures, shade pergolas, open and screened gazebos, under deck rooms, patio enclosures… and more.

The recent recession has affected housing; however 2013 is projected to show a double digit increase in home improvement spending throughout the new year.

St. Louis Decks by Archadeck, Tigerwood

St. Louis Decks by Archadeck

According to the American Institute of Architects, this trend is driven by several factors:  a ‘warming’ economy, increased consumer preference for living practically, a demand for multipurpose spaces, a trend toward informality and a desire for space integration.

There’s no better way to blend the spaces of your home with your backyard than with a deck or a porch; thus, outdoor living spaces top the list of home improvements for 2013.

So what’s new for outdoor living spaces in 2013?

Deck and Screened Porch in St. Louis, Missouri by Archadeck

Deck and Screened Porch in St. Louis, Missouri by Archadeck

Value and Function:  ‘Grandiose is ‘out’.  ‘Practical’ is ‘in’.  Consumers now prefer spaces, both inside and out, that are designed for functionality with multi-purposes.

Reduced Maintenance:  From retirees to younger generations focused on career and family, low maintenance is a priority.  Quality building materials today can offer less upkeep while maintaining longevity and aesthetics.

Sustainability:  Environmental consciousness among consumers is prevalent with an overwhelming preference for sustainable products for outdoor living designs and builds.  ‘Green’ products for outdoor living include woods harvested from responsibly managed forests as well as newer generation composite and vinyl products.

Pergola over Patio by Archadeck, St. Louis West County

Pergola over Patio by Archadeck, St. Louis West County

Accessories:  With today’s designs and products it’s easy to ‘live like it’s indoors, outdoors’ with the convenience of low voltage or solar lighting, ceiling fans, electrical and wireless access, shade structures, privacy walls, areas designed specifically for relaxing, gathering, entertaining, dining or cooking.

Complete Customization:  Our project designs are one-of-a-kind to complement your existing architecture, lifestyle, personal taste and budget.

With custom outdoor living spaces by Archadeck, your home’s exterior will convey your personality while blending the inside of your home with the outside of your home at a fraction of the cost of a room addition.

Learn more about an outdoor living space home addition – deck, porch, screen room or enclosure, shade pergola, gazebo — by calling us at 636-227-0800.  We serve the Greater St. Louis area including St. Louis and St. Charles counties and parts of Illinois.

Screened Porch by Archadeck in St. Louis, Missouri

Screened Porch by Archadeck in St. Louis, Missouri

Check out our website, west-county.archadeck.com to see project photos around town.

Outside of St. Louis, please visit archadeck.com for other locations.

Sources:  American Institute of Architects, RealtorMag, Yahoo Finance, Better Homes and Gardens, Archadeck Outdoor Living

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