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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 »

Outdoor Living Spaces by Archadeck, St. Louis and St. Charles Mo

Outdoor Living Spaces by Archadeck – Pergola for Outdoor Dining area, St. Louis Mo

Archadeck of West County and St. Charles County in St. Louis, Missouri helps homeowners make improvements to their home’s outdoor living space with upgrades, remodeling or expansion.

And today, many homeowners are adding outdoor living structures such as a new deck, pergola, porch, screen enclosure or gazebo to their list of home improvements in order to increase their home’s value.

When determining a home’s value, an appraiser looks at factors such as lot size and square footage, age of the home, number of rooms, type, condition and quality of the home as well as comparable value of homes nearby.

Home improvements that add livable space, of any kind, increase the value of your home.  And adding to or improving your home’s outdoor living space is an affordable way to increase your home’s value.

St. Louis Decks by Archadeck

Scenic Outdoor Living Space in St. Louis and St. Charles area by Archadeck

Research shows that up to 81% of a deck’s cost can be recouped, even if the home is sold within a year of adding the new deck.

And if you don’t have a yard that’s conducive to adding a deck, a pergola, patio enclosure, or screened porch are solid choices for improving your home’s character, living space and market value as well.

An established contractor, such as Archadeck, can help you choose the perfect outdoor structure for you and your family — from planning, to design, to construction.  We’ll be with you every step of the way. Read the rest of this entry »

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