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When most homeowners think of a pergola, a standard, slatted backyard shade structure with open sides comes to mind.  Pergolas, however, are an extremely versatile outdoor addition and can be planned, built or altered to suit any home or garden.

Fan Shaped Pergola with Round Columns by Archadeck

Fan Shaped Pergola with Round Columns by Archadeck

Pergolas can be constructed from natural wood or man-made synthetic materials and designed as an attachment to your home or as an entirely separate, free-standing unit.

A pergola might be a small and unobtrusive addition to a secluded garden getaway or a welcoming, grand and impressive gateway to your home’s front door entryway.

And combined with a deck, patio or other outdoor space, pergolas make an aesthetic impact while providing shade, shelter and a sense of privacy too. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s nearing the end of a busy work week and the three-day holiday weekend is approaching… an ideal occasion to carve out some ‘outdoor living’ time on the patio or deck under a pergola.  Pergolas create an outdoor room, beautifully and economically.

And for this reason, custom-designed pergolas are a St. Louis favorite when it comes to backyard shade structures.  Shade pergolas provide a well-defined focal point for any outdoor space and a ‘finishing touch’ for stylish outdoor living in comfort.

Take a look at the slideshow below for pictures of pergolas by Archadeck. 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 »

Free Standing Pergola in St. Charles County Mo by Archadeck

Free Standing Pergola in St. Charles County Mo by Archadeck

It’s well recognized that the recession — and the resulting current economic situation — has altered the way we make buying decisions nowadays.

Most people are a little more thoughtful regarding their finances, taking a bit more time before making large purchases.

Nonetheless, the National Association of Home Builders recently announced a five-year high in the remodeling index during the past fourth quarter.

Further analysis indicates that homeowners — in spite of the economy or because of it — are staying in their homes rather than moving and continue to invest money for updates, despite tough economic times. Read the rest of this entry »

What’s the point of a pergola?  Beauty.  Shade.  Comfort.  Stylish functionality.  Take a look…

To learn more about pergola additions for outdoor living, visit us at:  Archadeck of West County and St. Charles County or call 636-227-0800.  Our offices are centrally located in Ellisville and we serve St. Louis, St. Louis County, St. Charles and St. Charles County in Missouri as well as parts of Illinois.

As America’s #1 deck builder Archadeck specializes in all types of decks as well as screened porches, covered, open and front porches, pergolas, arbors, gazebos, patio covers, under deck ceilings, railing and stairs, pool and spa decking and more.

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At Archadeck, we’re often asked about all-inclusive outdoor living spaces — a deck bundled with pergola, gazebo or screened in porch.  Bundled is definitely beautiful. Read the rest of this entry »

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