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Outdoor Living Space by Archadeck

Outdoor Living Space by Archadeck

With housing ‘coming back to life’, now is a the perfect time to update or remodel your home and backyard.

So if you’ve been holding-out on adding an outdoor living space, now could be the ideal time.

As the housing market is making a strong comeback, home improvements provide homeowners with a two-fold benefit.

First, home improvements allow you and your family to enjoy your home with new features and benefits.

And second, certain home improvements add significant value to your home with an attractive return-on-investment.

According to HouseLogic, adding a deck to your home is one of the most worthwhile of all home improvement projects. Read the rest of this entry »

TimberTech Composite Decking in St. Louis, Ballwin area - Project by Archadeck

TimberTech Composite Decking in St. Louis, Ballwin area – Project by Archadeck

Welcome 2013 from Archadeck of West County and St. Charles County in St. Louis, Missouri.

Archadeck Outdoor Living was founded in 1980 with a specialty in deck design and deck building.

By 2013, however, our custom design capabilities and material selections have evolved from simple decks to outdoor living spaces including: porches, screen porches and enclosures, shade pergolas, open and screened gazebos, under deck rooms, patio enclosures… and more.

The recent recession has affected housing; however 2013 is projected to show a double digit increase in home improvement spending throughout the new year.

St. Louis Decks by Archadeck, Tigerwood

St. Louis Decks by Archadeck

According to the American Institute of Architects, this trend is driven by several factors:  a ‘warming’ economy, increased consumer preference for living practically, a demand for multipurpose spaces, a trend toward informality and a desire for space integration.

There’s no better way to blend the spaces of your home with your backyard than with a deck or a porch; thus, outdoor living spaces top the list of home improvements for 2013.

So what’s new for outdoor living spaces in 2013? Read the rest of this entry »

Custom Decks, Chesterfield Mo, Archadeck

Custom Cedar Deck in Chesterfield by Archadeck in St. Louis West County

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

Hicks recommends ‘decks’ as the 3rd most valuable choice for a home improvement project since they retain 80% return-on-investment for a home.

A quality deck (or any other outdoor structure for that matter!) that’s designed and built by a terrific contractor becomes an economical way to expand your home’s livable space… inside to out.

In customizing a deck project, homeowners might also consider these questions:

Will your deck addition include a screened porch, gazebo, shade pergola, or other design elements such as ceiling, skirting, privacy wall, lighting, decorative rails, built-in seating or planters?

Ipe Deck with Built in Benches and Planters by Archadeck

Ipe Deck with Built in Benches and Planters by Archadeck

Do you prefer a traditional, elegant, country or contemporary look?

Is low maintenance decking material a priority or do you prefer the appeal of natural wood?

Should your deck design include the needs of children, pets, elderly family members?

The possibilities are limitless; thus, pricing totally depends on the size, scope and complexity of your deck project as well as the building materials used. Read the rest of this entry »


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