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Ready to add a deck to your home and backyard?  Want to go beyond a basic ‘builder-grade’ deck without excessive costs and complicated construction? You can you know!

Custom Deck Designs by Archadeck

Custom Deck Designs by Archadeck

Jazzing-up an otherwise run-of-the-mill deck design is on the wish-list of most every homeowner.

Customization can be accomplished with simple solutions such as lights, levels and landscaping as well as privacy and protection.

Whether you want to use your deck for peace-and-quiet-time or you’re ready to get-the-party-started, by incorporating one or more of these details, your project will be well-equipped. Read the rest of this entry »

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Thinking about adding a backyard deck to your home this year? Wondering how to avoid the builder-grade, cookie-cutter look without spending a fortune?

Whether you’re seeking a little or a lot of customization, we’ve got some great ideas for you when it comes to deck design.

Custom Decks by Archadeck

Custom Decks by Archadeck

Learn how to use boards, rails, balusters, lights, stairs, seating, planters or even a roof to take your deck from ‘ gosh that’s nice’ to ‘Ohhh WOW!’. Read the rest of this entry »

Decks with Gazebos by Archadeck

Deck with Open Gazebo by Archadeck

There are specific guiding principles for designing a deck, screened porch, pergola, gazebo or any other type of outdoor space.

Any deck design process should include project definition, project features, choices of materials, color selection, and building site selection.

Other details include:

Accessibility:

The space should be easily accessible from home and yard with attention to traffic flow for stairs, doorways and entrances.

Cedar Deck with White Vinyl Shade Pergola by Archadeck

Cedar Deck with White Vinyl Shade Pergola by Archadeck

Comfort:

Consider the sun, shade, and wind as well as sound buffers and visual access to pleasant views.

Privacy:

A deck, screened in porch or gazebo should provide a sense of privacy and intimacy.

Size:

The size of your new outdoor structure should be proportional to the space available and the function served.

Unity:

Your deck, screen porch, pergola or gazebo should complement the existing setting — in style and scope — creating a unified ‘look’ with the house and backyard.

But building a deck, and other outdoor spaces, should include a splash of creativity. Read the rest of this entry »

Editor’s Note Please see, “Choosing a St. Louis Contractor in 2014” for a helpful consumer ‘check list’ and up-to-date information about hiring a reputable contractor.

In our previous blog post, “Deck Design Know-How” we explained how Archadeck custom designs decks and other outdoor structures.

Deck with Ceiling Finish by Archadeck, St. Louis, Eureka area

Deck with Porch Ceiling Finish by Archadeck, St. Louis, Eureka area

Archadeck has building ‘know-how’ as well.

We deliver master craftsmanship when it comes to decks, porches, pergolas, screened rooms, gazebos and other outdoor living spaces.

If it’s outdoors, chances are, Archadeck builds it and builds it well!

So here’s three great reasons to choose Archadeck as your deck builder: Read the rest of this entry »

Earthwood Evolutions Decking, photo by TimberTech

Earthwood Evolutions Decking, photo by TimberTech

“These days, the latest trend is all about outdoor living,” states Angie Hicks — founder of Angie’s List.

In an ABC news report, Hicks recommends ‘decks’ as the third best home improvement choice, with an 80% return on investment for homeowners.

A quality project built by a reputable contractor such as Archadeck, is an affordable way to expand your home’s square footage — blending inside living with outdoor living — and is significantly less expensive than a room addition.

Pricing depends on the size of the deck, the materials used and the scope or complexity of the project.  Will your deck addition include a screened porch, gazebo, shade pergola, under deck system, and accessories such as lighting or built-in seating?

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