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St. Louis Pergolas by Archadeck, Shade for Outdoor Dining area

St. Louis Pergolas by Archadeck – Shade for Outdoor Cooking and Dining

Picture this… the end of a long work week and you’re ‘kicking back’ on your deck or patio under a pergola. Peaceful right?

Outdoor living spaces are often the absolute best escape for relaxing in solitude, hanging out with the kids, gathering with friends, cooking and dining.

And pergolas are an excellent way to turn an outdoor area into an ‘outdoor room’, economically.

In Greater St. Louis, custom designed pergolas are a trending backyard shade structure because of their unique qualities to promote comfort and style… providing that oh-so-perfect ‘finishing touch’ and focal point for your outdoor living space.

Pergola and Deck Design by Archadeck

Pergola and Deck Design by Archadeck

Pergola design and building considerations include:

  • What is the purpose of your pergola?  Shade for a pool or spa? Shade for a garden?  Or an integral part of a deck or patio to create an outdoor room effect?
  • What is an adequate size for your pergola?  Not so large as to become overwhelming… and not too small to be ‘lost’.
  • What colors and types of building materials will complement your home, backyard, personal preferences and budget?  Wood?  Cedar?  Vinyl?  A combination?
  • What accessories for your pergola are applicable?  Lighting, fans or electrical connections? Read the rest of this entry »

It’s nearing the end of a busy work week and the three-day holiday weekend is approaching… an ideal occasion to carve out some ‘outdoor living’ time on the patio or deck under a pergola.  Pergolas create an outdoor room, beautifully and economically.

And for this reason, custom-designed pergolas are a St. Louis favorite when it comes to backyard shade structures.  Shade pergolas provide a well-defined focal point for any outdoor space and a ‘finishing touch’ for stylish outdoor living in comfort.

Take a look at the slideshow below for pictures of pergolas by Archadeck. Read the rest of this entry »

Watch our slideshow below, “A Pergola Over a Deck is a Way to Add Shade” for plenty of inspiration for decks and pergolas.  The possibilities are endless.

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Since 1980 Archadeck is the nation’s favorite designer and builder of decks, porches, pergolas and other outdoor spaces.

Locally, we serve Greater St. Louis including St. Louis County, West County, St. Charles, St. Charles County and parts of Illinois.

Visit our website, to see hundreds of our projects.

Call us anytime at 636-227-0800 to discuss your outdoor living project, schedule your free onsite consultation and estimate.

Decks and Porches by Archeck with Step Riser Lighting

Deck and Porch with Step Riser Lighting by Archadeck

“Outdoor living remains one of the fastest growing segments of residential construction,” according to David Barista, editor and professional builder at Housing Zone.

Buyer demand remains  strong for outdoor living additions when compared to just two years ago, with decks and screened porches as two of the best selling features for homes today.

“As homeowners look to extend living and entertainment spaces without greatly impacting budgets, more are choosing to build-out formal outdoor spaces.” ( – March 12, 2012)

The trend includes an increasing demand for the space outside to be comfortable and convenient.  Ideally, the usage of outdoor spaces should be conducive to rain or shine, day or night and usable for many seasons throughout the year. Read the rest of this entry »

As mentioned in our previous post, a recent architectural survey reports that 94% of respondents desire living spaces outside the house with features including a comfortable place to sit and enjoy the outdoors, relax, entertain, and dine — daytime or in the evening hours.

Take a look at popular outdoor living trends for 2012 in the Archadeck slideshow below… Read the rest of this entry »


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