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Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio is a master of versatile design — as we end the cycle of boring outdoor living spaces

  • Is your deck too small to use it the way you really want?
  • Do you avoid using your deck or patio because it lacks functionality?
  • Is your outdoor living space an eyesore that degrades your home’s appearance?
  • Is your outdoor structure a safety hazard?
  • Is your deck or porch capacity less than 3 people at any given time?
  • Does your patio limit the space you have available for grilling, outdoor dining and relaxation?
  • Do you find yourself “creeping” into the lawn to have more room for outdoor activities?
  • Does your outdoor living environment leave you feeling claustrophobic?

cookoutIf you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, then it is time to end the cycle of cramped, boring outdoor living — and Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio is just the company exceed your expectation of what your outdoor living space can be! Our design philosophy involves more than just building a boring 12 x 12 standard size deck with builder grade amenities. We go far beyond the realm of necessity, thinking “outside the box” to give you the most function and aesthetic for the most value.

 why should your outdoor living space(s) deliver any less satisfaction than those within the home?

Interior of playroom within home.

Your home is one of the single biggest investments you will make. Your home is also the place where you can wind down from the stresses of work, school and other household obligations. This concept is responsible for the titles we use to label certain interior areas of a home. For example a “playroom” is called so for that very reason, we use it for “play”. Whether you define play as reading, board games, or enjoying movie night with the kids. Much the same can be said for the “living” room — after all, this is where most families “live, laugh and linger” indoors. Taking all these factors into consideration, why should your outdoor living space(s) deliver any less satisfaction than those within the home?

Our award winning deck in Spring Valley, OH features a curved, raised area for dining.

Our award-winning deck in Spring Valley, OH features a curved, raised area just for outdoor dining.

Curved integrated bench seating on deck in Central Ohio

Just like the details we pointed out in a previous post titled “Our Dayton & Cincinnati outdoor living space creations emphasize the difference is in the details!” The details of the design make your experience, and how you view the space more fulfilling. Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio specializes in providing our customers with a detailed customer oriented design while paying attention to the intricate details that provide a true, custom, one-of-a-kind structure. Our custom deck, porch and patio designs often include curved, radius edging, picture framed borders, integrated seating, planters and integrated lighting  along with other intricate details you just don’t get with typical builders.

Kettering OH 2013 dream deck project

The first question we ask during your design consultation will be “how do want to use your space.” Along with desired functions and aesthetics, we also inquire about what size and type of outdoor furnishings you intend to use within your space. For example, typically a standard-sized outdoor dining table takes up an area 6 feet long and 42 inches wide, with each standard-size outdoor chair taking up an additional two feet. Factor in ample pull out room for each chair will add another two feet per chair. This adds up to a space that takes up a 12′ x 12′ area. In addition to dining tables, most homeowners want a place for seating as well, which will tack on additional space. Once you add side tables and accompaniment pieces, you are looking at the need for more space than most homeowners had anticipated for their furnishings. This is why discussing details such as furniture choices is also an important part of the design process.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

There are thousands of little details that go into designing and building an outdoor living project – some that you see, and some that you don’t.  But their sum total makes up the look, feel and underlying quality of the project as a whole. There are many details that are standard in our designs – both aesthetic and structural – that come as a result of having built thousands of projects. Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio knows the difference in your satisfaction and happiness for years to come lies within the details.  Call us today at (513) 897 – 2040 or (937) 848-7040. You can also email us at wcohio@archadeck.net

“Let this be the year that Archadeck makes your outdoor living dreams come true.”

See more examples of our award-winning outdoor living spaces by visiting our extensive photo galleries located on our website and featured  on Houzz.

 

 

This project in Centerville, OH, exemplifies maximum appeal with minimal investment

Centerville OH Patio Extension and Privacy ScreenWhen looking at the vast portfolio of large-scale projects featured on our website people are often reluctant to reach out to us about smaller scale outdoor living projects. It is true that we are indeed a custom design and build company and not a repair company, but we embrace the chance to work on smaller scale projects with just as much vigor as large ones. Remember, that in many cases it is way a design addresses and conforms to your specific needs rather than the size. We recently completed a project in Centerville, OH, that exemplifies getting maximum appeal from your outdoor living space with minimal investment.

Eliminate the negative & accentuate the positive

The main goals of this clients was to add privacy within their existing outdoor living space, and to extend the space to make it more functional. Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio addressed both of these goals within a simplistic design. Additional square footage was added to their existing paver patio and screened panels were added to the perimeter of the space. the beauty of these screened panels is they not only look the part, they keep prying eyes at bay and vice versa, but without giving the “feeling” of being fenced in.

Before image of existing space prior to beginning project:

Before image of existing space prior to beginning project:

Centerville OH Patio Extension and Privacy Screen

Centerville OH Patio Extension and Privacy Screen

After the project was completed:

Centerville OH Privacy ScreenFor the patio expansion, we used Oberfield pavers and integrated the existing tree into the new area. The privacy screen is Mt. Hope maintenance free vinyl with a decorative lattice top. The entire space feels more open despite adding privacy from every angle.

Here’s what the homeowners had to say about their completed project:

“Very happy with our paver patio, it’s just what we hoped for.”

— Tom S. in Centerville, OH

We specialize in designing and building new outdoor living spaces and upgrading existing outdoor living spaces — in all shapes and sizes, big and small. Remember, custom doesn’t only mean extravagant designs with an unlimited budget, but it does always means a design tailored to your personal needs and tastes to fit your budget.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Our commitment to excellence in outdoor structure design and building ensures your unique project is built with attention to even the smallest details. We are the Dayton and Cincinnati area’s premier custom outdoor living space design and build firm. Contact us today to learn more at (937) 848-7040 or (513) 897-2040 and via email at:
wcohio@archadeck.net

“Let this be the year that Archadeck makes your outdoor living dreams come true.”

 

 

 

Imagine your backyard possibilities with Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio!

Kettering OH 2013 dream deck projectWe all daydream about how we imagine our perfect home would be. Whether you love cooking and imagine extending and transforming your kitchen into a culinary crescendo that would make Emeril Lagasse blush, or revamping your two-car into a dream garage worthy of charging admission to enter, we ALL have a vision of improving both the interior and exterior of our homes. Many homeowners have all the right intentions when moving forward with their home improvement endeavors, however, being able to realistically imagine the “vision” is something many struggle with.

With this in mind, Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio has put together a pictorial of before and after images of clients we have completed projects for. Being able to see the dramatic, side-by-side imagery will help homeowners, just like yourself, imagine the endless possibilities in your own backyard!

This sunroom and deck addition in Miami Township, OH, totally transformed this home. The space is designed with year-round comfort in mind and is versatile day to evening.

Miami Township OH before and after sunroom and deck addition

Miami Township OH before and after sunroom and deck addition

This Springfield, OH, project entailed adding an upper deck to the homeowner’s existing lower deck. Not only did this provide the shade benefits they had in mind, it also allowed more use of the second story. The new deck is built using premium pressure-treated wood and is designed to accept an under deck rain carriage system, such as DrySnap, in the future.

Before and after backyard in Springfield OH

more after images of Springfield OH deck additions

This Washington Township, OH, screened porch addition changed the whole way these homeowner’s live outdoors and enhanced the aesthetics of their home too!  When we initially met the homeowners for the design consultation they expressed the need for a better space to utilize their time outdoors. Their only outdoor space consisted of a concrete pad which they were using as a patio, but the sun and insects prevented them from enjoying it during the afternoon and around dusk.  The design we created includes a screened room built over the backyard’s existing pad. To further the functionality of the backyard we also built an open-air paver patio off the porch.

before

Washington Township OH screened porch

Interior images of Washington Township screened porch addition by Archadeck of West Central & SW Ohio

This project in Centerville, OH, proves the power of changing an existing outdoor space for the better. These homeowner’s already enjoyed using their existing screened porch for two out of the four seasons, but felt like they were still missing out on some prime usage. With our professional installation of a EZE Breeze system of vertical sliding panels of vinyl windows backed with screens, they do get more! When the weather is right, they can slide them down for a screened in porch, and pull them right back up when it’s raining!

Before and after EZE Breeze in Centerville OH

In 2013, Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio was chosen to design and build the deck for the 2nd place winner for the Dream Backyard Makeover contest, which was sponsored by Archadeck Outdoor Living and Belgard Hardscapes. As you can see from the before and after pictures, which were part of the entry to this contest, we took this backyard from dull to dazzling!

before and after dream deck in Kettering OH

Dream deck in Kettering OH

We hope this pictorial has helped you imagine what your outdoors can be. Whether you are ready to break ground on a new outdoor living structure or are ready to upgrade and existing space, we are here to help!

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

If you are ready to move forward with the outdoor living space of your dreams, contact Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio today to learn more. Our outdoor living space designs are built with quality, beauty, value and function in mind every time! Call us today at (937) 848-7040 or (513) 897-2040 or via email at wcohio@archadeck.net.

“Let this be the year that Archadeck makes your outdoor living dreams come true”

 

Our recent screened room addition in Washington Township makes outdoor living easy

Washington Township OH Screened Porch builderOne of our most recent screened porch additions took place in Washington Township, in Dayton, OH. When we initially met the homeowners for the design consultation they expressed the need for a better space to utilize their time outdoors. Their only outdoor space consisted of a concrete pad which they were using as a patio, but the sun and insects prevented them from enjoying it during the afternoon and around dusk. The homeowners were adament about making the most out of their spacious backyard and natural views — Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio began the design process to transform their unprotected space into a versatile protected space.

before

Existing backyard before we began the transformation.

The design we created includes a screened room built over the backyard’s existing pad. To further the functionality of the backyard we also built an open-air paver patio off the porch. We used SCREENEZE® screen for the room as it is more durable and maintains the integrity of the screen better than traditional screening methods. Part of the beauty of using this innovative porch screening  system lies within the clarity of the screen itself. As these Washington Township homeowners’ peer out of their new addition, the screen is nearly opaque which sets the stage to enjoy spectacular views in their backyard!

Washington Township OH Screened room and patio

After: completed screened room and patio.

Screened rooms, like this one, are a great way to add sheltered outdoor living area that also extend the hours of leisure at home. Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio believes outdoor living spaces built to offer the protection of a roof, and screens, add functionality while they define the room’s parameters and add architectural character. Often homes lack much architectural character, especially in the back. Adding a porch and roof adds that needed character with all the outdoor living benefits. Roofs can also be constructed over existing patios making them part of a combination outdoor living spaces.

Interior of Washington Township screened roomOne of the elements that make this outdoor living space combination so endearing include the beautiful hardscape floor within the room that leads into a continuation of the same material outside. In addition, the warm tones of the cedar trimmed used throughout the space , including the knee-wall and posts, collaborate beautifully with the cobbled look of the hardscape. The ceiling is finished with a pine, tongue & groove ceiling too. This screened room exudes with rustic romanticism and makes the perfect spot during any kind of weather.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

If you are considering a covered outdoor living space addition in your backyard, we can provide one that meets and exceeds all your expectations of what a custom outdoor structure should be. Our professional and talented staff members are experts at helping homeowners, like you, get the most out of each season with an outdoor structure custom designed and built for your enjoyment. ContactArchadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio today to learn more, our consultation is free but the benefits are priceless! Call us at (937) 848 – 7040 or (513) 897 – 2040 or via email at wcohio@archadeck.net.

“Let this be the year that Archadeck makes your outdoor living dreams come true.”

 

 

 

 

Archadeck Outdoor Living discusses the benefits of turning this year’s tax refund into a home investment!

Archadeck Outdoor Living discusses the benefits of turning this year's tax refund into a home investment!Tax time is in full swing as the filing deadline quickly approaches many Dayton and Cincinnati homeowners are making plans on how to spend the money they look forward to getting back on their tax refund this year. In the creature comfort world we live in, it is sometimes easy to make a decision to invest in items that yield little or no return on investment nor do they hold their value. Savvy homeowners, however, now view their tax refund as an opportunity to invest in their home and a way to make their back yard the perfect space to spend free time relaxing and unwinding.

Screened porch deck combinations

Imagine having a backyard that allows you to enjoy a staycation during any season!

In the past, getting a bonus or refund might have been a good indication that it was time for a family vacation. But, times have changed and homeowners are smarter and now opting to create a great “staycation” environment in their own backyards rather than investing in an empty-ended vacation with no return on investment.

Each year, Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio sees a spike in its web site traffic around tax time — which makes perfect sense.  First, the weather is warming up and people are stepping into their yards and thinking how great it would be to have a new deck, patio, or porch.  And as homeowners’ are finishing their tax returns they realize that they may have some extra money to invest in outdoor living space improvements.

Imagine being able to have the deck, patio, porch or sunroom you have always dreamed of. Not only will the addition of an outdoor living space increase the value of your home, it will add immeasurable return on the enjoyment you and your family will get! Take a peek at just a few ideas you could bring to life in your own backyard:

Kettering, OH dream deck winner

Imagine having a deck that functions as an extension of your indoor living space with easy accessibility to your home and backyard. This deck in Kettering, OH, has multiple levels for maximum enjoyment — with areas for relaxing an outdoor dining. This space also includes romantic deck lighting to enhance evenings outdoors!

Recent sunroom addition by Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio.

This sunroom and deck combination outdoor living space provides these Miami Township homeowners the best of both worlds. The sunroom is beautifully rustic with an all cedar exterior and even makes outdoor living in the evening easy with integrated outdoor lighting!

Waynesville OH covered porch and deck pavilions
Our recent project in Waynesville, OH, delivers the “complete” package in an outdoor living environment that includes a deck, covered porch, hardscape patio and cozy fire pit.

These projects serve as just a few examples of our extensive portfolio of outdoor living structures. Our quality design service is combined with our innovative detailed pricing menu that is geared toward bringing the backyard of your dreams to life an enjoyable experience. We take great pride in being the area’s premier design and build firm for outdoor living spaces and all the trimmings! Our goal is to design and build a project that will not only meet, but exceed your expectations.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

If you are ready to begin planning an addition that will be a treasured asset to your home, we can help you get started with a design consultation that is focused around you and your vision! Contact Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio today to learn more at (937) 848-7040 or (513) 897-2040. You can at also email us at wcohio@archadeck.net.

“Let this be the year that Archadeck makes your outdoor living dreams come true.”

Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio asks… Who said you can’t reap the benefits of your beautiful backyard throughout fall and winter?

Fall has arrived!The glory of fall is here and the weather is cooling. Because of this, many homeowners are beginning the process of shutting down their outdoor living spaces. They are covering their patio furniture, preparing their landscapes for the impending dormant season and basically heading indoors until the warm weather of spring emerges. But why? Who said you can’t reap the benefits of your beautiful backyard throughout fall and winter?

If you really want to get more use out of your outdoor living space, Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio can help expand your living space with hardscaping. Hardscaping can be used to create an outdoor room with amenities that rival your indoor space, such as a full outdoor kitchen, built-in seating, and an outdoor fireplace or fire pit. This outdoor space will be perfect for entertaining guests and will allow you to enjoy nature and engage yourself in your landscape rather than just admire it from your window.

patio-firepit-deck-pergola

Decks and patios naturally blend together because of the allure of stone and wood as it mingles.

Outdoor kitchens are fully functional cooking spaces that allow the chef in your family to cook all your meals outdoors without running back and forth to the kitchen. They usually include a grill island, a sink, a small refrigerator, cabinets and a bar for seating and an eating area. One of the best parts about having an outdoor kitchen as part of your outdoor living area, is that not only will you and your guests get to enjoy dinner alfresco but the chef can participate in the festivities while preparing the meal as well.

Outdoor kitchen and patio poolside

Outdoor kitchen and covered patio poolside.

When the autumn nights begin to settle in, even though it may be a little chilly, a fire element can warm you right up and give you an excuse to be outside. Whether it’s down time with the family, intimate get-togethers with friends, or a full-blown party, having a fireplace or fire pit adds another dimension to entertaining. Inevitably, it becomes the focal point, and as most who have spent time staring into a blaze will attest, it encourages friendly conversation and warm feelings. Even while relaxing at home in your hot tub or sauna, a fire feature offers a healthy means of de-stressing.

Timber Tech Composite Deck with Curved Bench and Fire pit in Beavercreek Ohio Greene County

Timber Tech Composite Deck in Beavercreek, OH, with integrated fire pit.

Much like any outdoor living structure or element, an outdoor kitchen or fire feature can be customized to match your tastes and needs. Even with a smaller yard, you can still create an intimate space for gatherings. From the furniture and appliances to the actual fire feature itself, there are plenty of ways you can customize your outdoor space and still reap all of these benefits:

  • Entertainment – nothing says gather a group of friends and family together like freshly prepared food under the stars or s’mores and spooky stories around the fire pit or fireplace
  • Cooking – outdoor cooking is more robust when you use a gas grill, Big Green Egg cooker or wood burning pizza oven in the great outdoors…not to mention all of the culinary creations you can prepare over the open flame of a fire pit or outdoor fireplace
  • Ambiance – even if you aren’t into throwing parties or entertaining, the ambiance a fire feature or warm inviting outdoor kitchen brings is worth the investment alone, especially if you are into star gazing with a loved one while sitting next to one of nature’s most captivating elements
  • Added home value – both an outdoor kitchen and a fire feature are attractive elements that create an enthralling focal point that can really help make your home stand apart from others

The inclusion of an outdoor kitchen or outdoor fire feature, such as a fireplace or fire pit, or even a combination of the two will enhance as well as extend the use of your Miami Valley backyard, allowing you to entertain friends and family for virtual year round outdoor fun, even during the colder months.

Outdoor Living at its best in Clear Creek Township by Archadeck of West Central and SW Ohio

Many people put a lot of thought and energy into creating a beautiful landscape, but overlook the importance of hardscaping. While patios may be the first thing that come to mind when you think of hardscaping, it includes much more than that. From patios to full outdoor kitchens and, of course, fire pits, Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio can execute every aspect of masonry and stonework used to include hardscapes in your outdoor living space. We use only the finest materials, and work with the best crafted products proven in the outdoor industry.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Our professional and talented staff members are experts at helping homeowners, like you, get the most out of each season with an outdoor structure custom designed and built for your enjoyment. Contact us today at (937) 848 – 7040 or (513) 897 – 2040 or via email at wcohio@archadeck.net.

“Let this be the year that Archadeck makes your outdoor living dreams come true.”

Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio wants you to know If you build it now…the fun will come…now!

Miamisburg OH Outdoor Living Space Combination is pure blissWe believe building your outdoor living space is much like the movie “Field of Dreams” — maybe one of the best parable movies made to date. In the film, while standing in the middle of his Iowa corn field, the main character hears someone whisper, “If you build it, he will come”, and sees a vision. “It” is a baseball diamond, for which he must plow under his corn field in order to have a place for it and “he” is Shoeless Joe Jackson, a deceased baseball player. No movie spoilers here…but the farmer builds “it” and “he” appears. Now, Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio is not implying you have to plow under everything on your property, nor can we bring someone back who has passed, but we will renovate a portion of your site and will absolutely breathe life back into your backyard with your new outdoor living area. After all, you’ve already had the vision of your new space, so (I’m whispering) if you build it now, the fun will come, now!

baseballCan’t you just see yourself soaking up some sun on your new deck or you and several friends catching one of this season’s Major League Baseball games on your flat screen TV in your new outdoor living room? Don’t put it off any longer. The outdoor living season is right around the corner, so now is the right time to get started and make sure you’re ready before it gets into full swing, (no baseball pun intended).

There are construction benefits for every season, but here are just a few of the reasons you should get your project started now:

  • No one enjoys playing the waiting game!

    No one enjoys playing the waiting game!

    Reduced wait times – Our busier season is in the summer, so a smart reason to build your outdoor structure in early spring is the shorter wait time to begin construction. Obtaining required permits and HOA approvals will take less time as well. Less waiting means much more time to enjoy your new space just as the warm days are rolling in. During the outdoor living season, when dealing with a quality builder wait times can be longer.

    Oakwood Ohio rooftop deck

    Oakwood,OH, rooftop deck.

  •  More time to properly seal your wood structure -If your structure is built from wood, whether pressure treated or hardwood, it needs to cure for a period of time before the sealer will properly adhere to the wood and promote beneficial protection qualities. By choosing to build now, during the least humid time of year, your wooden structure will have ample time to cure in preparation to accept the sealer you choose. Humid conditions, such as those in our summers, will cause more rapid expansion and contraction of wood that is not yet sealed for protection against the elements.

    Fairmont collection double lounger by Casuwel - Copy

    Splurge on some upscale outdoor furnishings for your space!

  •  Greater value for your budget dollar – Furnishing your new structure will be your final task before you can take full advantage of your new space. The outdoor living season is starting up offering you a bounty of deals on outdoor furniture. These savings will allow you to splurge a little on some of the higher end must-have items like outdoor sound systems or a new flat screen TV.

While there is never really a wrong time to begin your outdoor living space project, as you can see from the few reasons above, there are advantages to designing and even building during early spring. To date, almost every client, upon seeing their newly finished outdoor living space, says, “Why on earth didn’t we do this sooner?”…but not one has ever said, “I wish we had waited.”

Miamisburg OH Outdoor Living Space Combination

Miamisburg, OH, outdoor living space combination.

If your dream space seems to be a little bit more than your budget can handle all at once, we can design and build your dream backyard in stages as part of our staged building program too. With this in mind, early spring is the perfect time to start the first stage of your desired outdoor living project, such as the deck as part of a deck and screened porch, or deck and patio combination — the possibilities are endless for creating the backyard of your dreams!

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Now, with all these benefits in mind, what are you waiting for? Remember, if you build it now, the fun will come…now! Don’t wait any longer! Let’s start designing and scheduling your project now to ensure proper timing, less wait time and it will put less strain on your wallet. Contact Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio today to learn more our consultation is free but the benefits are priceless! (937) 848 – 7040 or
(513) 897 – 2040 and via email at
wcohio@archadeck.net

banana split

Our Dayton & Cincinnati outdoor living space creations emphasize the difference is in the details!

banana split

Don’t you agree the details make the finished project more delicious?

Like many other things in life, the details can make a tremendous difference in the outcome, and, in your ultimate satisfaction and happiness. Take for example, a simple banana split; the bananas and triple scoops of ice cream certainly are delicious, but would it be as satisfying if you left out the whipped cream and sweet cherry from the top?  Outdoor living space designs, too, play by the same rules. The details of the design make your experience, and how you view the space more fulfilling. Archadeck of West Central and SW Ohio specializes in providing our customers with a detailed customer oriented design while paying attention to the intricate details that provide a true, custom, one-of-a-kind structure.

In progress image showing the installation of this detailed patio border in Bellbrook, Ohio.

In progress image showing the installation of this detailed patio border in Bellbrook, Ohio.

  • The details of our hardscape designs: When we design a hardscape, such as a patio, retaining wall, outdoor fireplace or even a custom fire pit, we include the “little extras” that make the addition aesthetically appealing and cohesive. For example, when designing an outdoor living combination containing a deck and patio combination. Often, the deck is rectangular or square. In order to “soften” the linear feel of the space, we will design the patio with curved, rounded edges. We also like to add a soldier or sailor course to the outer edge of many of our patios to help define the transition from the patio into the landscape. We will often introduce the use of another color into the border as well. This results in a dramatic impact aesthetically and increases the WOW factor!
We used a double solider course border on this patio in Waynesville, OH.

We used a double solider course border on this patio in Waynesville, OH.

Front Porch and custom patio surround by Archadeck of West Central & SW Ohio

Notice the border on this patio surround.

Notice the details of this custom fire pit addtion:

Notice the details of this custom fire pit addition:

Patio, deck and pergola combination in Englewood Ohio

Patio, deck and pergola combination in Englewood Ohio

This stunning walkway in Bellbrook, OH, shows color variance and the use of a soldier course border detail.

This stunning walkway in Bellbrook, OH, shows color variance and the use of a soldier course border detail.

  • How we “cope” with the details: When referring to “coping” with the details, we mean it in the literal sense. A little detail we often include in many of our hardscape designs, including fire places, ledges, and pillars is the use of three-dimensional coping to visually enhance our structures. Take a look at what we mean:
Pergola with three-dimensional coping at base of pillars.

Pergola with three-dimensional coping at base of pillars.

Pillar details, up close.

Pillar details, up close.

We also used this concept on the mantle/ledge of this outdoor fireplace in Bellbrook, OH.

We also used this concept on the mantle/ledge of this outdoor fireplace in Bellbrook, OH.

In progress, detailed view of three-dimensional coping:

In progress, detailed view of three-dimensional coping:

  • More details – Not your traditional deck:  The details don’t end with our hardscape designs. As you can clearly see, our custom deck designs often include curved, radius edging, picture framed borders, integrated seating and plants along with other intricate details you just don’t see everyday!
This deck in Springborough, OH features an interior and exterior curved radius bench.

This deck in Springborough, OH features an interior and exterior curved radius, rails and bench.

Curved Planter detail on Colerain Township OH deck

This deck in Colerain Township, OH, is loaded with details. Notice the integrated curved planter and finished opening for tree.

Here is a closer look at the detailed way we treated the tree the homeowners wished to save.

Here is a closer look at the detailed way we treated the tree the homeowners wished to save.

There are thousands of little details that go into designing and building an outdoor living  project – some that you see, and some that you don’t.  But their sum total makes up the look, feel and underlying quality of the project as a whole. There are many details that are standard in our designs – both aesthetic and structural – that come as a result of having built thousands of projects. As you can clearly see, Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio knows the difference in your satisfaction and happiness for years to come lies within the details.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Our commitment to excellence in outdoor structure design and building ensures your unique project is built with attention to even the smallest details. Contact us today to learn more at (937) 848-7040 or (513) 897-2040 and via email at:
wcohio@archadeck.net

“Let this be the year that Archadeck makes your outdoor living dreams come true.”

See more examples of our award-winning outdoor living spaces by visiting our extensive photo galleries located on our website and featured  on Houzz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Incredible Backyard Transformations Will Leave You Breathless!

Sometimes it is difficult for homeowners to imagine what their outdoor living space could be if given the attention it deserves. Bringing your vision of the way you want to live outdoors is what Archadeck outdoor living is all about!

The Wright Brothers, 1903, photo courtesy of wrightbrothers.org

The Wright Brothers, 1903, photo courtesy of wrightbrothers.org

We have put together a video showing dramatic before & after outdoor space transformations we have completed here in West Central and Southwest Ohio. From a new deck in Fairborn Ohio where we got the material for the new deck from the same lumber supplier that the Wright Brothers got wood for the first airplanes, to a welcoming front porch makeover and hardscape addition in Dayton!

Our goal at Archadeck of West Central and SW Ohio is to design a space for you, and your family and the way you live. We pass on our experience with outdoor structures to help match you with the right outdoor living space to bring your vision to life! Making functionality a top priority is a must for a successful project. Each project and each customer is different so listening and being open and receptive is crucial to the design development process. We really strive to create spaces our clients will love and that will make their home and landscape more beautiful. We strive to create spaces that look original to your existing home. Yes, we do the design work for each of our projects, but in reality they are designed in partnership with our clients making each design a collaboration!

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

If you are ready to begin planning your anticipated outdoor living project, we can help you get started on making the backyard of your dreams a reality. Contact Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio today to learn more at (513) 897 – 2040 or (937) 848-7040. You can also email us at wcohio@archadeck.net

“Let this be the year that Archadeck makes your outdoor living dreams come true.”

See more examples of our award-winning outdoor living spaces by visiting our extensive photo galleries located on our website.

Our recent combination project in Clear Creek Township flows like poetry in motion:

Outdoor Living at its best in Clear Creek Township by Archadeck of West Central and SW OhioArchadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio recently completed this outdoor living space combination project in Clear Creek Township, here in Waynesville. You have probably heard about the benefits of marrying the function, and aesthetic elements of two or more outdoor structures to make them function as one large space; known as an “outdoor living combination”. This project serves as the perfect example of this type of design.

The details of the space include a spacious open porch finished in all low-maintenance materials. We used Envisions decking in “Spiced Teak” for the floor and accented the warm hues with white vinyl railing. We also wrapped the porch posts with white vinyl to extend the low-maintenance qualities and add continuity throughout the design. For the porch ceiling we used a rustic-inspired pine tongue & groove and topped it off with a ceiling fan to promote relaxation and refuge. In addition, Archadeck Outdoor Living installed a second sconce above the door(s) that lead into the porch in order to provide symmetry.

Waynesville OH covered porch and deck pavilions

Descending down the elegant, wide stairs will bring you into the next phase of this winning outdoor living combination. Just off the covered porch is a curved paver patio which includes an integrated custom fire pit! The fire pit was designed with beauty and extended enjoyment in mind as instead of the dramatic “drop off edge” seen in many hardscapes, we used added  two separate layers of pavers to define the edge and show off the patio’s curves. By combining a border course with a soldier course in separate patterns and complimentary colors the patio truly stands out! The entire patio is built using Oberfield Tumbled Pavers in neutral tones to compliment the decking and exterior of the home.

Waynesville OH combination outdoor living spaces

The final touch to this outdoor living combination is the Oberfield fire pit that promises hours of enjoyment to this Clear Creek Township family. This fire pit is built to withstand years of function as it contains a metal ringed interior which assures no cracks from the heat of the fire, or temperature changes, to occur in the pit itself and also protects the surrounding patio.

Covered porch ceiling details in Waynesville OH

These Waynesville homeowners are elated with their new outdoor living space and are looking forward to autumn evenings by the firepit, and long summer afternoons in the comfort of their covered porch. Isn’t it time you started living the outdoor lifestyle you crave? Archadeck can make it happen!

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

If you have a vision of your dream backyard and need help marrying the function and versatility you are looking for we can bring the backyard of your dreams to life! Contact Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio today to learn more at (937) 848-7040 or (513) 897-2040
wcohio@archadeck.net
You can also see more images of this awe-inspiring outdoor living combination by visiting our Houzz galleries.

”Let this be the year that Archadeck makes your outdoor living dreams come true”