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These Kettering, OH, homeowners are elated with their “Dream Deck” courtesy of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

TimberTech 2015 product catalogDid you happen to see the new TimberTech synthetic decking catalog for this year? If so, you may have noticed the rich array of images of decks built with TimberTech decking. Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio is proud to have one of our beautiful decks featured within the catalog. One of the featured decks within the catalog, and on the cover, is the second place winner of the Dream Backyard Makeover contest, sponsored through Archadeck, TimberTech decking and Belgard hardscapes, and built by us.

In case you aren’t familiar with the Dream Backyard Makeover contest, Archadeck Outdoor Living (North America‘s largest and most trusted designer and builder of outdoor living spaces),  Belgard Hardscapes (North America‘s leading manufacturer of hardscape paver products) and TimberTech )leading manufacturer of composite decking and railing materials), sponsored a contest via Facebook which ran from February 1, 2013 through April 22, 2013. Contestants could enter to win one of three outdoor living space prizes by submission of a photo along with a two-hundred word description of why they felt their backyard was the most deserving. Archadeck Facebook fans then voiced their opinions on the most deserving backyard and the winners were selected by a panel of judges and Facebook fan votes, being announced in May of that same year. The contest’s second place winner, Stephanie Carll and her family, was chosen from hundreds of entries and is located in Kettering, OH. The Carll’s received a new TimberTech deck designed and built by Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio. Here is the submission that led to being the recipient of the second place award:

Photo submitted with the Carll's entry:

Photo submitted with the Carll’s entry:

“My family and I are fortunate to live in a wonderful neighborhood surrounded by beautiful trees and great neighbors, but our fixer-upper leaves much to be desired. We recently purchased this home with stars in our eyes, creativity in our hearts and a shoestring budget. The first words that came out of my husband’s mouth when we were viewing the backyard with our realtor were: ‘someday this will be the most amazing spot for a deck.’ Our dream is magnificent, but our reality is daunting. The current state of our backyard makes me cringe every day when I open the curtains, or chase down my toddler and tell him ‘no no, you can’t go back there.’ Our dream deck would replace vines, a pile of concrete, construction debris, and other unsightly features that make the space unusable. We envision a tiered outdoor living space where we can grill, unwind, entertain, get to know our neighbors, let our toddler out to play, and enjoy the natural beauty of our neighborhood. We have a blank canvas on an amazing lot that is full of possibilities. We just need help to turn our dreams for this space into reality!”

And, without further ado, here is a look at the “dream” deck we created for these Kettering, OH, homeowners, because a picture is worth a thousand words:

Kettering OH low maintenance deck builder

Kettering OH 2013 dream deck project

Kettering OH TT dream deckThe deck we designed and built for the Carll’s was built with TimberTech Earthwood Evolutions Legacy decking in Mocha with a parting board, inlay and picture-framed border built from TimberTech Legacy decking in Pecan. We designed the deck using spacious radius steps to double as additional seating in the space, along with a custom built-in bench seat. The deck railing is beautiful, low-maintenance TimberTech Radiance Rail. The deck is designed with evening enjoyment in mind too with TimberTech post, riser and module deck lighting throughout. We also added AZEK composite pavers to the area just under the hammock for aesthetics and to add dimension to the space.


We also want to mention what a “dream” the Carll’s were to work with on the project. They are wonderful, kind people who were truly appreciative of the transformation we were so fortunate to be a part of in their backyard. As part of coming up with this specific design we took the proximity of the existing road in correlation to their home, and providing a “safe” spot for the kids to enjoy the backyard into account. The new space has given them a new outlook on their outdoor living lifestyle and renewed their love for their neighborhood. The entire experience was fulfilling beyond on our wildest dreams!

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.



Dayton and Cincinnati area outdoor living space transformations that will inspire you to seek your backyard potential!

Xenia, OH custom outdoor living spaces by Archadeck of Central and SW Ohio

Xenia, OH custom outdoor living space by Archadeck of Central and SW Ohio.

Many homeowners are reluctant to move ahead in updating or upgrading their existing outdoor living spaces simply because they assume the vision of their ideal design is impossible. This can be frustrating to homeowners who are ready to make a change, but are reluctant to pursue those changes simply because they cannot see beyond the confines of their existing (or lack of) outdoor living space. We are here to help you make your backyard dreams a reality. Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio is an expert at helping plan, designing and building outdoor living space transformations that would make Houdini blush! We have the experience, the knowledge and  the talent to create a wonderful outdoor space from scratch, or transform an existing space into one that better accommodates your needs.

Xenia, OH deck builders

This magical outdoor space in Xenia, OH, began as an extension to their existing back porch…imagine what we could do in your backyard!

In an effort to make you aware of the possibilities within your own backyard, we are highlighting some of our most recently completed outdoor living space transformations. We hope these before and after stories will help inspire and motivate you to not put your backyard dreams on hold any longer!

  • Miamisburg after


     A broken down deck in Miamisburg, OH, graduates into a new deck that is the life of the party:

When these Miamisburg, OH, homeowners contacted us they were pushed against the clock; their existing deck was showing signs of wear and age including a stairway which was unsafe. Their dilemma was time, they had an upcoming Graduation party scheduled to take place in their outdoor living space and needed to upgrade their existing deck to meet a deadline.



We quickly began working on transforming the space using the existing footprint of their existing deck. We redecked the entire deck using beautiful, low-maintenance Envisions decking in Spiced Teak and replaced their existing rails with new Arabian aluminum railing in black. The transformation ensured the party was a success!

  • B&A Spring ValleyA new protected space to love in Spring Valley, OH:

This project takes a once neglected porch in Spring Valley, OH, and transforms it into a functional and aesthetically pleasing screened porch. Archadeck of West Central and SW Ohio installed new cedar rails and a SCREENEZE system allowing the homeowners breezy outdoor living in a protected space. Notice we installed the new rails on the outside of the screen instead of the inside, this adds definition and depth to the design of the space.

  • A deck and patio combination in Centerville, OH designed with room to grow:
Before and After Centerville

Before and After Centerville…

When these Centerville, OH, homeowners contact us they wanted to extend their backyard enjoyment and define the rear of their home. We immediately began designing a combination space that would fulfill their vision. The finished space consists of a stunning low-maintenance deck  spilling into a curvilinear patio. The deck is build using Envisions composite decking in Spiced Teak with a double picture-framed border finished in Rustic Walnut. We used TimberTech Radiance rail in black, and Deckorators balusters. We installed integrated Kichler low-voltage deck lighting for added ambiance.

The curvilinear patio provides additional seating and makes the perfect home for the homeowner’s fire pit. In addition to the benefits of adding the deck and patio combination, the deck was also built with future aspirations in mind. The front railing of the deck will one day be removed and a hot tub will be added level to the deck. We designed the deck with this in mind as the spa will slide flush to the deck for easy access!

Centerville, OH, patio and deck combination.

Centerville, OH, patio and deck combination.

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 & 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.”

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