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Our recent project in Springfield, OH, is loaded with Zen-inspired bliss!

Springfield, OH, second story deck additionArchadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio “America’s Deck and Porch Builder®” has been providing award-winning outdoor living spaces to the Miami Valley since 1990. We specialize in custom designed decks, screenrooms, sunrooms, gazebos, pergolas, and much more, However, you may assume that our line of business is strictly “new” outdoor living additions, or additions for homeowners from the ground-up where we design and build a new outdoor living space. This is certainly one of the many services we offer here at Archadeck, however, we can also expand and improve an existing outdoor living space to make it better. This includes re-decking, deck extensions, deck-to-porch conversions and much more. In the case of our recent project in Springfield, OH, we took an existing backyard structure and built it to its full potential…

Before 2


When we arrived for the initial consultation at this backyard, it had an existing lower deck and a balcony walk-out on the second story in disrepair. The homeowners were initially interested in having us design and build a pergola addition for them to add shade to the lower deck. Once we collaborated with the owners on the best fit for their desires and needs, Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio confirmed the design we had in mind.

Springfield, OH, second story deck addition


The completed project consisting of adding an upper deck to the existing lower deck. Not only would this deliver the shade benefits they were seeking, 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.

Shadetree canopy and custom lattic panels inspire a Zen feel in the space.

A Shadetree blind and custom lattice panels inspire a Zen feel in the space.

We also added a Shadetree blind to increase the privacy and shade potential and versatility in the space. These blinds feature rugged, commerical components, including a stainless steel chain and UV stablized resin clutch. In addition to the backyard blinds, we also installed custom lattice panels that give the lower deck a “Zen” like feel and look!

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

If you have a problematic backyard space that isn’t allowing you and your family to live the way you wish outdoors, contact Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio today to turn your problem into paradise! You can reach us at (937) 848-7040 or (513) 897-2040. You can also email us at wcohio@archadeck.net.

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





This outdoor living space in Spring Valley, OH defines all aspects of what a true outdoor oasis should be!

Spring Valley OH custom outdoor living designs

This outdoor living combination space in Spring Valley, OH, is multi-functional and steeped in multi-faceted beauty!

Our focus project this week is one that is worth bragging about! This outdoor living combination space in Spring Valley, OH, includes a spacious low-maintenance 2nd story deck, beautiful pergola and under deck living space. The project was nominated for a 2013 Contractor of the Year Award (CoTY) in the specialty decks category, and will also be featured in an upcoming local home magazine.

Spring Valley OH CoTY award nominee for specialty deck

The completed design allows the homeowners to view their children, and the backyard pool, from every angle.

When the homeowners contacted Archadeck of West Central and SW Ohio they were interested in replacing their large wooden deck. Their existing deck was void of any design characteristics as it was in essence, designed like a big platform. These Spring Valley homeowners also wanted the new outdoor space to be low-maintenance and loaded with function. Their ideal space was one that would incorporate shade and enable them a view of the backyard pool from all angles so they could comfortably watch their children play from anywhere in the space.

Raised dining area on Spring Valley OH custom Fiberon Deck

Every element of this outdoor living design is built with form and function in mind.

The new design we came up with is nothing short of an outdoor oasis. We were able to fulfill all the needs of the homeowner with an elegant outdoor living space combination that allows the area to function in unison while still allowing separate dedicated areas of function within the design. The new deck, patio and under deck outdoor living area overlooks the pool, the homeowner’s beautiful landscape and even their beloved Koi pond and waterfall, also located on the property. For these homeowners, the new design is a match made in Heaven, and is everything they had in mind, and more!

Custom fabricated pergola on Spring Valley OH deck

The custom fabricated pergola is low-maintenance and high-aesthetic!

The deck is built using low-maintenance Fiberon decking in Rosewood with a vinyl Mount Hope rail in Cape Cod T-Rail. We installed Kichler low-voltage deck lighting for safety and for adding ambiance to the space as well. The deck features a custom-fabricated white vinyl pergola with innovative fixed louvers and interlocking slats which deliver optimum shade. Underneath the deck is just as noteworthy as the upper portion, as all the posts and beams are wrapped in rough-hewn cedar and finished with interlocking concrete pavers at their base. The introduction of cedar into this space adds an elegantly rustic contrast to the seamless design. Under the deck, is a finished, ultra-functional and versatile outdoor living space. This space was achieved by installing a DrySnap under-deck rain carrying system which allows the area under the deck  be utilized to the same benefit evident in a covered porch or patio setting. The area is conveniently located just off the Mother-in- law suite and is easily accessible from the first story of the home. The homeowner had never heard of DrySnap and was elated to learn how much function this system added to the overall project, and how much brighter it made the space too!

Under deck functional space in Spring Valley OH

By utilizing the under deck space on this Spring Valley project, the homeowners can have their cake and eat it too!

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

The completed project has turned out to be everything these Spring Valley homeowners had anticipated and more. Their new outdoor living space is packed with so much beauty and function, during the warmer months they hardly have to venture indoors. The homeowners plan to add a paver patio onto this oasis in the coming spring which will enliven this well-appointed backyard even more! We look forward to returning to Spring Valley to create more outdoor living magic!

If you are ready to transform your backyard from blah into beautiful, now is the time to start planning for the outdoor living season close at hand. Contact Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio today to learn more at (513) 897 – 2040 or (937) 848-7040. You can also email us at westcentralohio@archadeck.net Remember, planning for spring-ready backyard bliss begins early! 

“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 decks photo gallery, and our pergolas photo gallery, located on our website.