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This Xenia Township deck gets a new lease on life from Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Xenia OH redeckingOur designs here at Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio are often so impressive that some may think all we cater to is building new large-scale combination outdoor living spaces. Fulfilling the dream of the ultimate backyard is something we cater to, the scale of what one customer imagines as their “dream” backyard can be quite different. That being said, 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 always means a design tailored to your personal needs and tastes to fit your budget.

One of our most recent completed projects in Xenia Township, OH,  serves as a testament of how making small changes and upgrades to your existing outdoor structure can increase their aesthetics and function dramatically.

  • Before: The decking boards on this existing Xenia, OH, deck had lost their dazzle. Not only were they faded and beginning to warp, the curves and existing fascia board were also in need of attention.

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The improvements included in this project were performing structural rework around the integrated trees, adding a new TimberTech composite fascia, replacing numerous deck boards, adding the charming paver landing  and sealing the entire deck to tonally match the color used in the new TimberTech fascia. In addition we also created a small but charming paver surround/landing off the main exit of the deck.

Take a look at this amazing before & after image — wow!

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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

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

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

 

Who is Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio, and What Can We Do For You?

Who is Archadeck of West Central & SW Ohio, and what do we do?

Who is Archadeck of West Central & SW Ohio, and what do we do?

Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio custom designs and builds one-of-a-kind outdoor living structures and spaces for homeowners throughout the Miami Valley area. These include decks, screen rooms, sunrooms, porches, combination structures, pergolas and so much more! When we say custom, we’re referring to our customer-oriented philosophy of the personalized designing and building of your ideal outdoor living space, no matter how big or small; from a multi-component structure with all the bells and whistles to a unembellished classic design. Remember, custom doesn’t only mean extravagant designs with an unlimited budget, but it always means tailored to your personal needs and tastes to fit your budget.

Dining table and chairs from Casusel's Charleston Collection

We help you see your backyard potential through our custom outdoor living space designs and accoutrements that further your enjoyment!

As the Miami and Ohio Valley area’s leading designer and builder of outdoor living structures, each year we set up a vendor exhibit/booth at many of the home improvement and outdoor living trade shows and expos in our localized and surrounding area. We enjoy being a part of these events because they give us the opportunity to meet thousands of homeowners face-to-face and show them examples of our past projects, explore their backyard potential and answer all their questions about what we do and how we can help them get more enjoyment out of their backyards.

One of our recent home show booths.

One of our recent home show booths.

During these expos and trades shows, we encounter homeowners with a multitude of questions regarding what we do and how we do it. Some come with pictures of their existing outdoor living space or structure (or the lack there of), some pull out quick pencil sketches of what they think they want and some just stop by to dream a little, and we’re comfortable with that.

Mechanicsburg Ohio unique outdoor living designsFor the most part, the questions are typically about design capabilities, the different types of building materials we offer and of course, since we are the local authorized rep for ScreenEZE porch systemsBig Green Eggs and Casuwel outdoor furnishings; we receive a lot of interest and questions regarding these outdoor living accoutrements! As a matter of fact, our booth is designed in such a way to showcase and easily display the visual aids we use to answer almost all of these questions.

However, I must confess, after twenty-five  years servicing the Miami and Ohio Valley and surrounding areas, there are some questions we receive and things people say, which still surprise me. Please allow me to share some of our typical, and our not-so-typical questions and our answers:

Q: Your company name begins with Archadeck, so does that mean you only build decks?

Dayton and Cincinnati outdoor living expertsA: No. Decks are just one of the myriad of custom designed and built outdoor living structures and spaces we provide. We also design and build screen rooms, sunrooms, porches, spa/pool decks, gazebos, pergolas, outdoor rooms…any combination of two or more of the aforementioned,  and so much more!

Q: We love our seventies style split level home and our backyard has a few issues: we want to keep the very large oak tree which is close to the back door and the yard has a slope on the side. Would you still be able to give us a multifunction outdoor living space which includes a deck, but doesn’t look like it was just stuck onto the back of the house?

A: The new deck complements the Tudor architecture of this home in Cincinnati, OH.Absolutely! Each structure is customized according to the way you want to live outdoors and to work in the space you have. Our goal also includes creating a space that looks original to your home, no matter what the age or style of architecture your home happens to be.

Q: I know you manufacture the Archadeck low maintenance decking materials, but who does all of your building?

A: We do not manufacture anything. We do however utilize the newest and highest quality low maintenance decking materials on the market today. We also design and build wooden decks such as pressure-treated, Ipe and other hardwoods. if you prefer low maintenance decking material wood, we offer a wide selection of colors and textures by TimberTech, AZEK, Envisions and Fiberon.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

We build a lot of unique outdoor living space designs that are over the top or high-end, and while we’re dedicated to bringing you the highest quality and exquisitely finished details, we’re happy to work with you to make a beautiful, quality outdoor living structure or space which is well designed without being expensive. If you are ready to begin planning your anticipated outdoor living project, 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 (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.”

Don’t let the season become the reason for putting your outdoor living plans on hold!

Old Man WinterWinters in Central and Southwest Ohio can be quite frigid. Snow, ice and temperatures that dip well below freezing can make it hard to imagine that warm weather is actually a lot closer than you think. In spite of the song “Baby, it’s cold outside” crooning over the airways during the holiday season many homeowners daydream about the first signs of spring and the satisfaction that comes with spending it outdoors! If an outdoor living space addition is part of your daydream now is the perfect time to move ahead in planning the project you have in mind for the coming year. Choosing to proceed in spite of the season, or weather, comes with a long list of benefits:

Save moneyBeginning now will save you money:  Materials used in outdoor structure construction generally increase with the arrival of the new year. Several factors contribute to this increase, including supply & demand, and even fuel costs. Materials such as premium pressure treated lumber, pavers, railing and composite decking such as TimberTech or AZEK often increase in price with the arrival of a new calendar year. Our consistent building volume allows us to lock in materials with “this” years pricing for you. One way to avoid price increases is to have the contract signed for your addition prior to the end of the calendar year. This will ensure you are locked into this year’s pricing in the event material prices increase in the new year.

Xenia, OH grill area detail with pergola

Xenia, OH grill area detail with pergola.

In some cases building your structure in the later quarters of the year can save money with typically lower interest rates as well as when it comes tax time. In addition, once your structure is complete, you’ll want to furnish and decorate it to complement your current home’s style. All of those “after Christmas” and “end of season” sales will offer you a bounty of savings on outdoor furniture, allowing you to splurge on some of the higher end must have items like outdoor sound systems or state of the art BBQ grills, or even a BIg Green Egg…all while staying within your budget!

Waiting in LineNo standing in line: During the warmer months backlogs and wait times for quality outdoor living space builders, such as Archadeck, can be quite lengthy. Having the foresight to have us plan, design and schedule your outdoor living project in the winter will eliminate having to wait in long lines to have your outdoor living space built and ready to enjoy for the outdoor living season ahead. Naturally, many people think of building outdoor projects in the late spring and summer when the weather is nice and they want to get outside, but sometimes it can be challenging to hire a quality contractor during this time.

Winter spring summer or fallLess impact to the landscape: We design and build outdoor structures for the way you and your family want to live outdoors. Our goal includes creating a space that looks original to your home, no matter what the age or style of architecture your home happens to be. As with any construction project, there will be damage to the landscaping caused by foot traffic and equipment, however, winter constructions inflict less damage to turf grasses and plants (as many are in their period of dormancy during this time), thus preserving your home’s surroundings.

Pressure treated wood multi-level Custom designed deck, Timber Tech Ornamental composite rails with Deckorator pickets and Kichler low voltage deck lights in Butler county West Chester Ohio

Pressure treated wood multi-level Custom designed deck, Timber Tech Ornamental composite rails with Deckorator pickets and Kichler low voltage deck lights in Butler county West Chester Ohio.

Ample curing time for wooden structures: As for protecting the value of your investment, when building with wood, fall and winter projects have more time to cure properly to ensure they are in tip-top shape for the upcoming outdoor living season. A structure built from wood 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 during the least humid time of year, your wooden structure will have ample time to cure in preparation to accept the sealer you choose to preserve your investment.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio can also build your outdoor structure combination in stages. Fall/winter may be the perfect time to start the first stage of your desired outdoor living project. If you are considering a deck, screened porch and patio combination, for example, you can take advantage of our staged building option and build the deck structure this winter, then we can add the porch or patio later in the spring. Contact us today to learn more (937) 848-7040 or (513) 897-2040, Email:wcohio@archadeck.net.

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

 

 

Take a peek at this amazing backyard transformation in Bellbrook, OH, by Archadeck Outdoor Living.

Bellbrook OH outdoor living combinationHere at Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio, our goal is to design and build outdoor living spaces for the way our clients want to live outdoors. This project in Bellbrook, OH, is the perfect example of this concept.

When we originally met with these Bellbrook homeowners they conveyed to us their love for entertaining outdoors. This also includes entertaining a large number of guests. Their desire was to have an all-inclusive outdoor living space that unified food preparation areas, outdoor dining areas, conversation areas, and relaxation space. The design we came up with perfectly accommodates their needs — take a look…

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 transform your outdoors, we can customize a design that fits you and your family’s needs, and desires, to a T! Contact Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio today to get started (937) 848 – 7040 or (513) 897 – 2040 wcohio@archadeck.net

Our consultation is free, but the results are priceless!

See more inspiring outdoor living spaces by visiting our extensive photo galleries, located on our website and on Houzz.

 

What do potato chips and outdoor living structures have in common?

The ultimate backyard room

The ultimate backyard in Xenia, Ohio is also the ultimate outdoor living combination space.

There is no denying the appeal of what is now referred to as the outdoor living space combination. An outdoor living space combination marries the function, and aesthetic elements of two or more outdoor structures to make them function as one large space. You may also see these versatile spaces referred to as “outdoor rooms” as well throughout the media. Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio has watched the popularity of this type of outdoor living environment soar to new heights over the past few years, as homeowners have evolved to transferring all the assets of interior casual living outdoors.

Gray Timbertech Deck and hardscape patio combo

Low-Maintenance TimberTech deck with stunning stone patio below.

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Outdoor living spaces are a lot like potato chips: it is difficult to stop at just one.

To try to grasp the concept itself, you only need to step into your home and consider the parts of your home you turn to for relaxing ( the living or family room, of course), entertaining ( the dining room, most likely) and other recreational activities you enjoy ( the living room or playroom.) Now simply, take those areas and think about moving that function outside, and marrying it to provide multiple functions and voilà… you have mastered the concept behind the appeal of the outdoor living combination space!

The only difficult part for homeowners is deciding which structures to marry to gain the most benefits for their individual needs. Quality designed and built outdoor structures are a lot like potato chips… it’s hard to stop with just one! With that in mind, here are some outdoor living combination ideas to consider:

  • The Deck & Patio Combination
This deck, patio and fire pit flow naturally as one outdoor room!

This deck, patio and fire pit flow naturally as one outdoor room!

Decks are the epitome of outdoor living spaces. They are as American as apple pie, and most homeowners begin their outdoor living combinations from the deck and branch out. Decks complement almost every outdoor living structure, from pergolas to patios, decks afford the accompaniment beautifully. Patios in particular, look and function the part when used in a deck and patio combination. This is due to the natural flow created when a deck gently descends into a patio. It opens up and extends your outdoor living space, along with enhancing it. There are more factors at work here than just the added space a deck and patio provide, much more. Decks are generally built from wood or a natural looking “wood toned” synthetic, whereas patios are built from natural stone or hardscape materials that emulate the look and feel of stone. Wood and stone are elements that flow well together. Even in nature, if you look closely you may catch the beauty of a babbling brook laden with stones and hardwoods weeping gently over the bank. Wood and stone just naturally look great when fused together in any setting!

Screen room with composite deck in Clear Creek Township, OH.

Screened room paired with composite deck in Clear Creek Township, OH.

  • The Deck & Porch or Patio & Porch Combination

Deciding on a deck and porch, or patio and porch outdoor living combination is for the homeowner that wants to “have their cake and eat it too.” Decks and patios offer open air outdoor living spaces that are easily complimented by retaining walls, pergolas, spas and even outdoor fire pits. The only drawback to an open air outdoor living space is that in some circumstances, the weather can influence its functionality. By combining an open (covered) porch with a patio or deck, you and your family will have a haven to retreat to when the weather becomes unfavorable, and a shady spot to enjoy on even the most humid of days. Porches can be designed to include a myriad of creature comforts such as ceiling fans, to add even more comfort.

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This outdoor living combination includes a deck, patio and screened porch.

Taking This Concept a Step Farther…

Taking the cues from the deck and porch, or patio and porch combination, homeowners can also extend the protective benefits even farther with a screened porch. Screened porches offer shade and protection from inclement weather while also preventing insects and less dirt and pollen to enter the area. Screened porches can be designed to function similarly to an interior room including sound systems, fans, electrical outlets, outdoor fireplaces and even a spot to mount a television. These nuances open up a world of possibilities within an outdoor living combination.

  • For Your Consideration
Custom fabricated pergola on Spring Valley OH deck

The custom fabricated pergola adds valuable shade to this deck in Spring Valley, OH.

In addition to decks, patios and porches there are many more outdoor living structures that make the grade as part of a successful union. Among these is the pergola. Pergolas are the one structure that blends seamlessly with any outdoor setting. Pergolas can be used as a shade structure much like a covered porch, and can also be used solely as an aesthetic feature to add dimension and character to a space. Pergolas also make a beneficial privacy barrier alongside a spa deck aiding as a buffer from prying eyes.

Outdoor kitchens are also a tasty accompaniment to most any outdoor living space. They can be easily integrated into a deck or patio setting, poolside, or even within an attached or freestanding porch setting. Having the added capability to prepare food outdoors for gatherings, or even intimate dinners, as well as plenty of seating adds to the function of your outdoor space and opens the door to endless entertaining possibilities. Our outdoor kitchen designs often include ranges, refrigerators, warming drawers, and even the Big Green Egg smoker known to many as the ultimate cooking experience!  We can even include serving and food preparation areas providing more seating similar to that of an “eat in” interior kitchen with plenty of counter space to add bar stools for additional seating or to use as an outdoor bar area.

Patio and outdoor kitchen combination

Patio and outdoor kitchen combination.

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 (513) 897–2040 or (937) 848-7040. You can also email us at westcentralohio@archadeck.net

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