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Popular structures to complement any deck, patio or garden include pergolas, arbors and trellis’.

The terms can be confusing because they’re sometimes used incorrectly or interchangeably.  And from time-to-time the structures ARE similar (or combined) and difficult to distinguish.

Patio Pergola with Privacy Trellis by Archadeck

Patio Pergola with Privacy Trellis by Archadeck

Even though there’s structural and functional overlap, technically speaking there’s a real difference between the three.

So today, let’s define, in words and pictures, an arbor, a trellis and a pergola. Read the rest of this entry »

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Here in St. Louis, the air has lost its winter chill.  The sun is shining, trees are budding and temps have inched-up toward 80 degrees this week.

According to Mother Nature, it’s time to fire-up your lawnmower, the weed wacker and maybe the grill.

But is it time to renovate your outdoor living space too?

Decks with Pergolas by Archadeck, St. Louis, Mo

Decks with Pergolas by Archadeck, St. Louis, Mo

As the weather continues to warm, relief from the sun comes-to-mind and that’s where a pergola becomes your deck’s new-best-friend.

If you’re wondering about pergola possibilities, well just read on…

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First in this series “Your Backyard Is A Blank Canvas,” we’ll discuss pergolas.  And not just any-ole-pergola but instead, spectacular design variations — traditionally classic, to cool and contemporary, to one-of-a-kind customization.

From a garden or patio pergola to a pergola for a deck, these outdoor structures are fabulously functional AND fashionable!

Deck Pergolas by Archadeck

Deck Pergolas by Archadeck

Patio Pergolas by Archadeck of West County in St. Louis Mo

Patio Pergolas by Archadeck of West County in St. Louis Mo

So whether you have ideas of your own or you’re looking for guidance, here are inspirational designs to get you started when it comes to adding a pergola to your backyard. Read the rest of this entry »

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer.  Backyard pools are open for business and it’s ‘swim time’ for those who enjoy the water.

To complement a swimming pool, you’ll need to consider ways to ‘tie it all together’ — your home, yard and pool — creating an attractive outdoor space and a place for entertaining, lounging and relief from the sun.

Deck and Screened Porch for Backyard Pool by Archadeck

Deck and Screened Porch for Backyard Pool by Archadeck

For swimmers and onlookers alike, a deck, pergola, porch — or all three — could be a perfect match for a summertime getaway right in your own backyard.

Pergola ideas for swimming pools Read the rest of this entry »

June is just around the corner.  Temperatures are creeping upward.  And with the summertime sun looming overhead, most homeowners want to increase the comfort and usability of their deck or patio during the height of the sunny-season.  But how?

Wood Deck with Pergola and Gazebo for Backyard Shade by Archadeck

Wood Deck with Pergola and Gazebo for Backyard Shade by Archadeck

Whether you prefer to DIY or go-to-the-pro’s, there are plenty of fantastic options for backyard shade in 2015, no matter your style or budget.

Patio Shade by Archadeck

Patio Shade by Archadeck

So there’s no need to fret or sweat.  Read on! Read the rest of this entry »

Color schemes and comfortable furnishings are an important part of your home décor — whether inside or out — and so is lighting.  Lighting is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to get the biggest-bang-for-your-buck with a deck, screened porch or pergola addition because it extends the use of your outdoor space into the evening hours.

Outdoor lighting is a must-have feature in 2015.

Outdoor Living Space with Lighting -- Wall Mount, Deck Rail Lighting and Table Top Candles, Project by Archadeck

Outdoor Living Space with Lighting — Wall Mount, Deck Rail Lighting and Table Top Candles, Project by Archadeck

Lighting makes a style statement and sets a distinctive mood.  It provides safety and security after dark.

The right lighting is a key detail to make your deck, porch, pergola or other outdoor space a true extension of your home and landscape.

Deck Lighting for Safety and Aesthetics, Photo courtesy of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

Deck Lighting for Safety and Aesthetics, Photo courtesy of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

There are a lot of options out there, so mix-and-match the right kind of lights to illuminate your outdoor space – no matter the size — for maximum function and fashion.

Outdoor Space with Hanging Light Fixture, Project by Archadeck

Outdoor Space with Hanging Light Fixture, Project by Archadeck

Continue reading for a few more suggestions. Read the rest of this entry »

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