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Now that autumn has arrived and the leaves are falling, your backyard view might not be what it was when foliage provided a shield.  Or maybe you’re looking for ways to make your outdoor space more private, year-round.

Trees, Shrubs, Plants, Screen and Roof Create Deck Privacy, Project by Archadeck

Trees, Shrubs, Plants, Screen and Roof Create Deck Privacy, Project by Archadeck

But herein lies the dilemma for many homeowners.

How can a deck, porch or other outdoor space provide neighborly curb appeal and bring intimacy and solitude as well?

Rest assured.

There are all sorts of design possibilities for an inviting space that quietly affords a level of seclusion.

Sound rather impossibleNot in the least.  Here’s how. Read the rest of this entry »

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Pressure Treated Decks by Archadeck, St. Louis, St. Charles Mo

Pressure Treated Deck with Vinyl Pergola by Archadeck, St. Louis

In today’s market, there are limitless possibilities for custom deck designs and decking materials.

Outdoor living spaces, such as decks, can be designed and built using wood, composite, vinyl, capstock … and any combination thereof.

But here, let’s focus on the benefits of using pressure treated wood for decks, screened porches, and other outdoor spaces.

In short, pressure treated wood is not the only option for a deck or screened porch; however, it can make an excellent option. Read the rest of this entry »

St. Louis Ipe Hardwood Decks by Archadeck

St. Louis Ipe Hardwood Decks by Archadeck

The sky’s the limit for custom deck designs due to the number of outstanding building materials available in today’s market including Ipe (pronounced eepay).

Ipe falls under the category of wood decking, as opposed to composite, vinyl, or capstock decking materials; however, Ipe is in a ‘class all-its-own’.

Ipe decking, sometimes referred to as Ironwood or Brazilian Walnut, is grouped with exotic hardwoods.

It’s known for a long lifespan, durability, density and texture as well as certain natural properties that make Ipe perfect for outdoor structures. Read the rest of this entry »

Besides a gazebo, pavilion or pergola, another fabulous way to add shade for your home, backyard, patio or deck is with a porch addition by Archadeck.  And as June heats up here in St. Louis, a custom designed and built porch — front porch, back porch, open porch or screened porch — can be a beautiful home addition and comfortable outdoor retreat.

View our slideshow below to see plenty of deck and porch combinations as a way to add shade… Read the rest of this entry »

TimberTech Vinyl Decks by Archadeck, St. Louis, Wildwood

TimberTech Vinyl Deck and Rails by Archadeck in St. Louis, Wildwood area

Archadeck®, founded in 1980, is consistently recognized as the industry’s largest and most trusted builder of outdoor living spaces with award winning designs and expert craftsmanship.

Because of our outstanding reputation, Archadeck is listed in Country Living’s ‘Finds and Favorites’ .

The listing includes a link to download the on-line, Archadeck Outdoor Living 2012 Design Guide.

In addition, you’ll see Archadeck in the April 2012 issues of both Traditional Home and Country Living magazines.

Locally, Archadeck of West County and St. Charles County custom designs and build decks, porches, pergolas, gazebos, patio enclosures, screened rooms, under deck rooms, pool and spa decking, deck lighting, under deck ceilings … and much more. Read the rest of this entry »

Under Deck Screened Rooms by Archadeck, St. Louis

Under Deck Screened Rooms by Archadeck, St. Louis

According to a recent survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects, ninety-four percent of survey respondents indicated a desire for living spaces outside the house to relax, gather, and dine.

And the most popular outdoor living features desired are the most basic features:  a place to sit and enjoy the outdoors, entertain, and eat meals… day or evening with lighting, ample seating, and in comfort.

2012 outdoor living trends include:

Deck:  free-standing or platform deck, elevated or raised deck, multilevel or two story deck

Pergola:  shade pergola including a pergola for a patio, deck, pool or spa

Porch:  front and back porch, screened or open porch

Outdoor Room and Screened Enclosure:  under deck room, patio enclosure, screened enclosure

Gazebo:  open or screened gazebo, gazebo paired with a deck or a free standing gazebo Read the rest of this entry »

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