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Platform Decks in St. Louis by Archadeck

St. Louis Platform Decks by Archadeck

Experienced deck contractors can easily expand your living room, family room or breakfast room by opening-up the first floor of your home to a deck that stretches along parts of, or the entire back of your house.

This type of deck is called a platform deck and can be constructed using wood, hardwood, composite or vinyl decking materials.

In addition, savvy design techniques can incorporate plenty of personality for a beautiful platform deck using:

  • angles and curves or other interesting shapes
  • raised areas for sitting or dining
  • shade with a gazebo or pergola
  • trellis or arbor for climbing plants
  • planters for potted plants
  • privacy screen for a hot tub or spa
  • decorative floor board patterns
  • decorative railing and balusters
  • deck lighting for stairs and rails
  • benches as railing for added seating and an unobstructed view
  • wide steps, double stair exit, or just a single step for connecting to the lawn Read the rest of this entry »

A well planned deck project will complement your home and backyard by making the transition, from inside to out, look perfectly simple and seamless.

Low Maintenance TimberTech Deck, photo by TimberTech

Low Maintenance TimberTech Deck, photo by TimberTech

When this happens, the style and finish of a new deck will look like a natural extension of your original architecture and landscaping.

A well designed and constructed deck will also combine beautiful form with functional architecture and quality materials.  But I’m getting ahead of myself because design is paramount.

So, when it comes to replacing an old deck or building a new deck, the first issue at hand is design.

Design ‘rules’ because proper design leads to increase deck use.  Otherwise… what’s the point of a deck if you don’t use it?

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