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Ok.  We’re almost done with the series of deeper-dive posts for The 5 Most Popular Deck Designs Explained.  Two-story decks are #4.

So, what ARE the benefits of a two-story designFirst and foremost, a two-story deck will complement any two-story home, regardless of your yard layout.

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

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

If your lot has a steep slope, your terrain challenge is solved.

And if your property is level, well you’ve just doubled your outdoor space in the footprint of one.

Two-Story Deck by Archadeck

Two-Story Deck by Archadeck

Second,  a two-story deck ties your home’s interior spaces — from each-and-every level — to the outdoors. Read the rest of this entry »

Editors Note:  Check-out “Awesome deck accessories you may not know about” for a 2014 update.

Railings.  Balusters.  Lighting.  Post Caps.  Post Covers.

It’s simple and cost-effective to add aesthetic enhancements to your custom deck, creating unmistakable charm and character to your outdoor living space.  With a multitude of accessory styles — from classic, to traditional, to colonial, to European accents  — innovative products will turn an ordinary deck, porch or gazebo, to extraordinary.

PVC Decking, Vinyl Decking, St. Louis Mo by Archadeck

TimberTech PVC Deck with TimberTech Radiance Rail by Archadeck, St. Louis, Wildwood area

Railing is a crucial design component to accent your home’s architecture and reflect your personal tastes.

Radiance Rail by TimberTech is just one of many popular and attractive material options for elegance and distinction.

Sheerline PVC is an Archadeck ‘favorite’ for railing systems too.  Sheerline is durable and attractive, stylish and elegant;  ideal for new construction and refurbishing alike.

Balusters are closely spaced rail supports and can either match or complement the railing system with an array of styles and colors including metallics.

Aluminum balusters, by Deckorators and other vendors, can add a sleek, contemporary or European look to any project. Read the rest of this entry »

The Labor Day weekend has come and gone.

Students of all ages are back in school or off to college.  So as summer winds down, it’s time to buckle down and get serious with plans for your fall home improvement projects.

Decks by Archadeck in St. Louis Mo, Kirkwood area

Privacy Rail, Benches and Planters for Wood Deck in Kirkwood, Mo by Archadeck

As we’ve previously posted, outdoor structures are one of the few home improvements that are currently considered a solid, safe and secure investment.

Structures such as decks, are a way to economically increase your home’s square footage.

And decks, as well as other outdoor spaces, are useful now and considered valuable features when it comes time to sell your house too.

But what if your yard is narrow, sloping and close to the neighbors?  Can a deck be added to any home regardless of layout and lot size?

The answer is ‘Yes’.

So let’s go ‘back to school’ with an Archadeck case study to illustrate ‘Deck Design and Deck Building:  101’. Read the rest of this entry »


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