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This year, isn’t it about time Dad gets what he REALLY wants for Father’s Day?

Father's Day 2016Instead of getting Dad another tie, or a pair of socks, why not get him what he REALLY wants for Father’s Day? A Big Green Egg, or an Arteflame Outdoor Grill of course!

The Big Green Egg  and the Arteflame Outdoor Grill makes the perfect gift for Father’s Day! Even if that special man in your life isn’t a virtuoso on the grill, a Big Green Egg or Arteflame is versatile, easy to operate and offers a wide range of culinary choices to enjoy.

  • Big Green Egg profileThe Egg

The Big Green Egg is Widely acclaimed as the original American-designed ceramic cooker, an Egg is known as a modern culinary marvel that stands alone as the most versatile barbecue and outdoor cooking product on the market. Eggs offer more capabilities than all other conventional cookers combined. From the perfect steak, melt-in-your-mouth ribs to appetizers and desserts, The Big Green Egg comes in five convenient sizes to choose from, so there is a model to fit any lifestyle or budget.

  • Arteflame grill with baseArteflame

This inovative and beautiful grill elevates outdoor cooking to an art form by combining a sleek contemporary look with outstanding functionality. Arteflame is the most unique of any outdoor grill available today. This is the only grill on the market today that can replace that unsightly, traditional backyard grill with a functional piece of art. The Arteflame is a pleasure to look at and can be displayed as a center piece of any outdoor space in addition to its grilling capabilities it can also double as a Fire Bowl on those days when there is a chill in the air.

Arteflame grilling variety

The Arteflame cooktop is solid steel. There are no grates so it is virtually maintenance free. The flat cooktop is also easy to clean. All residue can simply be scraped into the fire. Cooking oil is all the cook top needs to be ready for grilling. Some of the oil is absorbed into the cook top with each use. This turns the cooktop a deep color black and improves it with each use. The Arteflame’s all steel construction will provide years of virtually maintenance free enjoyment. Special steel is used so that The Arteflame develops a natural, attractive patina. The patina will develop differently on each Arteflame making each one unique. The Arteflame does not need to be covered. It can be left outside year round. Its artful design will be the center of attention in any outdoor setting.

Father's Day 2016

Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio is your Big Green Egg authorized dealer, and your local Arteflame dealer so now is the time to stop by our showroom and pick out a gift to give Dad the ultimate outdoor cooking experience for Father’s Day! Summer is here and now is the best time to make the most out of the time you and your family spend outdoors — and some of our most cherished moments are spent dining and preparing food alongside the beauty and ambiance only Mother Nature can provide.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Don’t delay, time is running out to ensure the most savory gift for that special someone, or yourself. Stop by our showroom at 237 South Main Street in Historic Waynesville, OH to view our wide selection of Arteflame Outdoor Grills, Big Green Eggs & Eggcessories.

Contact us today to learn more about giving the gift that is sure to keep giving! You can reach us by phone 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 to help you celebrate National Barbecue Month!

May is national bbq month

Photo courtesy biggreenegg.com

Did you know May is National Barbecue Month?

Outdoor grilling is a favorite all-American activityThat’s right, and we are proud to honor the occasion with our versatile line of outdoor cookers, grills and outdoor living accoutrements sure to satisfy the king (or queen) of the coals in everyone!

We are the area’s authorized dealer for the Big Green Egg and Eggcessories. The Egg is the original American-designed ceramic cooker and is well-known as the most versatile barbecue and outdoor cooking product on the market. Eggs offer more capabilities than all other conventional cookers combined. From the perfect steak, melt-in-your-mouth ribs to appetizers and desserts, The Big Green Egg comes in six convenient sizes to choose from, so there is a model to fit any lifestyle or budget. We have a large selection of Eggs and Eggcessories in stock at our showroom, and we can also order directly for prompt shipment, so now is the time to place your order in time to enjoy outdoor cooking and dining this season!

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Along with being a Big Green Egg authorized dealer, Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio also carries a varied line of upscale outdoor grills. This includes the newest addition to our outdoor dining and living aresenal… Arteflame  outdoor grills!

Arteflame combines art with outdoor cooking as it can be used as a focal point in an outdoor living setting, as a super sophisticated outdoor firepit/ bowl, or as a functional outdoor grill. This grill is the most unique of any outdoor grill available today and the only grill on the market today that can replace that unsightly, traditional  backyard grill with a functional piece of art. The Arteflame is a pleasure to look at and can be displayed as a center piece of any outdoor space in addition to its grilling capabilities it can also double as a Fire Bowl on those days when there is a chill in the air. Watch this video to learn more:

You can learn more about the Big Green Egg, Arteflame and our superb outdoor living space designs, including outdoor kitchens, by visiting our website. To help celebrate National Barbecue Month, we would like to share these mouth-watering Egg recipes — enjoy!

Texas-Style Brisket

TExas Brisket

Recipe courtesy of Matt Pittman of Meat Church. From the Big Green Egg website.

This brisket is wonderful alone or served with soft tortillas and taco toppings.

Ingredients:

  • One 10 to 12 lb (4.5 to 5.5 kg) whole packer brisket (Choice or higher)

Instructions:

  • Trim the excess fat and silver skin from the brisket. Also, remove any “hard” pieces of fat as they will not render off during the cooking process. Trim the fat off the bottom of the brisket leaving only ¼ in (6 mm) fat. Apply rub to all sides of the meat liberally … I mean liberally! Cover the brisket and place in the refrigerator to marinate overnight.
  • Mix the rub ingredients (listed below) in a large bowl. This mix will make more than you need for one brisket; store the remainder in an airtight container.
  • Set your EGG for indirect cooking with the convEGGtor at 250°F/121°C.
  • Place the brisket on the grid, fat-side down – this is my preference, but highly debated in the barbecue world. Fat-side up is fine if that is your preference, but fat down is what many competitors do as it gives you a much better presentation. When the meat reaches an internal temperature of 160°F/71°C, double wrap the brisket in non-waxed butcher paper or aluminum foil – this is what we call the Texas crutch. The bark will have formed nicely by this point.
  • Continue to smoke the brisket until the meat is “probe tender,” which means when you probe it there is no resistance … think of a toothpick in a cake. Each piece of meat is different but this will likely be at an internal temperature of between 200-202°F/93-94°C. Remove the brisket from the EGG, wrap in a towel and place in a cooler for at least one hour. This will allow the juices to re-distribute in the meat. Unwrap the brisket and slice against the grain.

Brisket Rub Ingredients

  • 1 cup (240 ml) coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 cup (240 ml) non-iodized salt
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) granulated garlic
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) onion powder
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) paprika

pulled pork sandwichPulled Pork Sandwiches

Recipe courtesy of Dr. BBQ from the Big Green Egg website.

Ingredients:

  • One 7 to 8 pound pork butt, fat cap trimmed off
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Big Time BBQ Rub (Recipe below)
  • ½ cup apple juice
  • 2 cups Dr. BBQ’s Carolina Barbecue sauce (Recipe below)
  • 12 hamburger buns

Instructions:

  • Rub the meat with the oil and then sprinkle liberally with the rub. Put in the refrigerator for at least a half hour and up to 12 hours.
  • Set the EGG for indirect cooking at 275°F/135°C using hickory and cherry smoking wood for flavor. Put the butt in the EGG and cook until the internal temperature is 160°F/71°C;  this should take 6 to 8 hours. Lay out a big double piece of heavy duty aluminum foil and put the pork butt in the middle. As you begin to close up the package pour the apple juice over the top of the butt and then seal the package, taking care not to puncture it put it back in the EGG and cook until the meat reaches an internal temperature of 195°F/91°C;  this should take another 2 to 3 hours.
  • Remove the package from the EGG to a baking sheet. Open the top of the foil to let the steam out and let it rest for ½ hour. Using heavy neoprene gloves or a pair of tongs and a fork transfer the meat to a big pan. It will be very tender and hard to handle. Discard the juices as they will be quite fatty. Shred the meat, discarding the fat and bones; it should just fall apart. Continue to pull the meat until it’s shredded enough to make a sandwich. Add 1 cup of the sauce and mix well. Reserve the additional sauce for serving on the side. Serve on fluffy white buns topped with cole slaw.

*Makes 12 sandwiches

Big Time BBQ Rub Ingredients

  • ½ cup salt
  • ½ cup turbinado sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon granulated onion
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne
  • 1 tablespoon thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Big Time BBQ Rub Instructions:

From Dr. BBQ’s Big Time Barbecue Cookbook” by Ray Lampe and published by St. Martin’s Press. This is a very good and basic BBQ Rub. It works well on any food for smoking or grilling.

Combine all ingredients, mix well, and store in an airtight container.

*Yields 1½ cups

Dr. BBQ’s Carolina Barbecue Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 c vinegar
  • 2/3 cup catsup
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

Dr. BBQ’s Carolina Barbecue Sauce Instructions

From The NFL Gameday Cookbook” by Ray “Dr. BBQ” Lampe and published by Chronicle Books.

In a small saucepan mix together the vinegar, catsup, sugar, salt, Worcestershire and pepper flakes. Cook over low heat for 5 minutes stirring to blend.

*Yields about 2 cups

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Contact us today to learn more 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.”

Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio will be at the Dayton Home & Garden Show this weekend!

Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio will be at the Dayton Home and Garden Show

Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio will be at the Dayton Home and Garden Show this weekend, March 18th- 20th. If you’ve been thinking about adding a new, or revitalizing your existing outdoor living space, you can’t afford to miss this fantastic home and garden show. As this area’s premiere choice for custom outdoor living structures, Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio will be there where our professional team will be on hand to discuss your outdoor living area needs. We specialize in custom designed and built decks, screen rooms, sunrooms, gazebos, pergolas, Lumon Natural Light patio covers and outdoor living combinations in the Dayton and surrounding areas.

Archadeck of West Central and SW OhioThe Dayton Home and Garden Show provides a great way for homeowners to learn from experts and we enjoy being a part of this event because it grants us the opportunity to meet face to face with homeowners, like you, to talk about the unlimited possibilities for their outdoor living space needs and dreams. Best of all, we know we can help you revitalize your outdoor living area so you can fall in love with your backyard all over again. This year’s show More will feature more than 225 of the area’s premier exhibitors under one roof at the Dayton Convention Center.

Come to get ideas, expert advice and look at new product displays.  We will be offering the best prices of the year right here at this show.

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We look forward to seeing you at the show where we will be hosting a booth located in space #314 showcasing our custom designed and built spaces as well as outdoor living accoutrements like the Big Green Egg and its Eggcessories and Casuwel Outdoor Living Furniture. Come see our photo gallery of the vast array of one-of-a-kind outdoor living environments we’ve created for hundreds of satisfied homeowners…styles which include: curvilinear decks, natural stone hardscapes, deck with connecting patio and fire pit incorporations, screened porch and deck combinations, outdoor kitchen and dining areas, pool side pergolas, and the Ultimate Backyard retreats.  Along with our award-winning designs we’ll also have a wide range of new and exciting products to further your outdoor living enjoyment available for you to see first-hand:


Large EGG with planked salmon in grid with veggiesThe Big Green Egg and Eggcessories
– Spring is right around the corner and that means time for making the most out of the time you and your family spend outdoors — and some of our most cherished moments are spent dining and preparing food alongside the beauty and ambiance only Mother Nature can provide.

The Big Green Egg is widely acclaimed as the original American-designed ceramic cooker and this modern culinary marvel stands alone as the most versatile barbecue and outdoor cooking product on the market. Eggs offer more capabilities than all other conventional cookers combined. From the perfect steak, melt-in-your-mouth ribs to appetizers and desserts, The Big Green Egg comes in five convenient sizes to choose from, so there is a model to fit any lifestyle or budget. We are your Big Green Egg authorized dealer, so now is the time to place your order in time to savor all the tantalizing tailgating treats that you can prepare on your EGG.

Metropolitan collection by CasuwelCasuwel Outdoor Living Furniture – stylish and timeless outdoor furniture collection designed with the finest craftsmanship, maximum longevity, performance, and comfort in even the most demanding outdoor climates.

Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio is proud to be a Certified Sales Rep for Casuwel premium woven outdoor furniture and accessories, providing our clients with a substantial savings discount off all online prices.

Casuwel furniture collections are meticulously handcrafted to meet our exacting standards to assure maximum longevity, performance and comfort in the most demanding of outdoor climates. With custom-made cushions surrounded with renowned Sunbrella® outdoor fabric, Casuwel pieces are comfortable and durable.

Lumon Natural Light Patio Covers – These covers protect you and your family from damaging UV rays, sweltering summer heat and inclement weather, with shatter-resistant sheets that are backed by a 10-year hail warranty. Made from the most weatherable polymer on the market. Unlike plastic patio covers, ACRYLITE® will not yellow or become brittle, and we offer a 30-year non-yellowing warranty to back this guarantee.

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This awesome event will be held at The Dayton Convention Center. Admission to the show is $8 at the door for adults and with free admittance for children twelve and under and active duty service personnel with proper military ID. Presale tickets are $6 and available here. Street parking is FREE after 6 PM Friday and Free all day Saturday and Sunday.

The Dayton Home and Garden Show Hours:
Friday, 3/18 from 12 – 7:00 PM
Saturday, 3/19 from 10 AM – 7:00
Sunday, 3/20 from 10 AM – 5:00

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

For more than twenty-five years we’ve provided award-winning outdoor living spaces to the greater Dayton and Cincinnati region, specializing in custom designed decks, porches, sunrooms and much more. Our team is composed of design consultants, seasoned builders and professional staff and is always ready to assist local homeowners in creating outdoor living environments for the way you and your family want to live outdoors. Together, we can make 2015 the year you begin living your outdoor living dreams. Call or email Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio today at wcohio@archadeck.net.

You will always score a touchdown with the Big Green Egg!

big green egg footballThe playoffs are underway and that could only mean one thing —  it’s time for tailgating and entertaining on the Big Green Egg! As you begin to plan for the ultimate Super Bowl party, one of the most crucial elements to its success is the food.

The Big Green Egg is widely acclaimed as the original American-designed ceramic cooker and this modern culinary marvel stands alone as the most versatile barbecue and outdoor cooking product on the market. Eggs offer more capabilities than all other conventional cookers combined. From appetizers to entrée’s and even desserts, The Big Green Egg comes in five convenient sizes to choose from, so there is a model to fit any lifestyle or budget. We are your Big Green Egg authorized dealer, so now is the time to place your order in time to savor all the tantalizing tailgating treats that you can prepare on your EGG.

Super bowl

Whether you’re tailgating, homegating or just watching the game with some friends, we hope the following recipes have your taste buds rooting for more food just as much as you’re rooting for your favorite team!

Bacon mac n cheese

Bacon Mac and Cheese BGE recipe

Smoked Brat Kabobs

Smoked Brat Kabobs recipe for BGE

You can prepare a wide array of tasty treats and entrée’s using your Egg. From yummy stuffed jalapeño peppers to  the best buffalo wings ever, and everything in between. In addition to The Big Green Egg giving you the ultimate tailgating experience, we have a wide variety of tailgating implements and accessories to make it more convenient too.

tailgate-experience

Please stop by the Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio showroom located at 237 South Main Street in Downtown Waynesville to order your Egg in time for game day! You can contact us at (513) 897 – 2040
(937) 848-7040 or email us wcohio@archadeck.net

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

An Eze-Breeze porch enclosure system by Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio gave these Centerville, OH, homeowners a lot more to be thankful for this Thanksgiving!

Eze-Breeze porch enclosure systemAs a leading Miami Valley outdoor living space contractor, we here at Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio have custom designed and built hundreds of decks, patios, sunrooms, porches, three-season rooms, outdoor kitchens and more. One of the questions we are asked quite often is…which is better, a sunroom or a screened porch? Without a doubt, each of these outdoor living structures have their own set of benefits, but to be honest, the Eze-Breeze porch enclosure system gives you the full benefits of both in one room!

MosquitoSunrooms are typically room additions with many windows, rather than screens, which allow you comfortably stay indoors, possibly with air conditioning and heat, while still enjoying the outdoors and the view outside all year long. Screened porches on the other hand, give you all the benefits of a covered porch–a comfortable transition from inside to outside, protection from the sun while still being able to experience nice breezes of fresh air—with the added benefit of not being hassled by bugs!

In addition to providing solace from dangerous insects, screened porches updated with the Eze-Breeze porch enclosure system also guard against inclement weather, backyard debris and pollen and even extend the period you can enjoy the outdoors by making your outdoor space more inviting. This versatile enclosure system features vents that slide either vertically or horizontally to fit your needs. Fixed vents are also available to accommodate spaces above your vertical- or horizontal-sliding vents, allowing for incredible floor-to-ceiling views.

It is this versatile, have-it-all quality that made the PGT Eze-Breeze porch enclosure system so appealing to our most recent clients in Centerville, OH and led them to contact us. They 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 this system of vertical sliding panel 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!

Centerville before:

Before Eze-Breeze installation:

Centerville, OH, Eze-Breeze transformation

After Eze-Breeze installation – wow!

Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio is your local distributor and trained installer for Eze-Breeze. No matter if you wish to have a new outdoor living space designed and built or if you are updating your existing space for increased functionality and enhanced beauty like these homeowners did, our panels are custom-made for each project and available in a variety of colors to make sure they complement your home perfectly. Window options include:

  • vinyl windows – strong and shatterproof; flexible and lightweight to make the sliding easy, yet still provides the same view as regular glass that is
  • removable glass panels and windows – for something more durable and insulating

EzeBreeze SystemTo complete the update of their favorite spot in the house, we also installed a new Larson storm door for its good looks and energy efficiency. As you can see in these pictures, these homeowners now have a dry, wind-free, bug-free living space they can use three of the four seasons here in southwest Ohio and we completed it in time for their Thanksgiving Feast!

There is no end to the amount of style, versatility and comfort a new or revitalized outdoor room by Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio and the Eze-Breeze porch enclosure system can add to your home. We specialize in custom designed and built decks, patios, sunrooms, pergolas, three and four season rooms and outdoor living combinations throughout the Miami Valley area and surrounding counties. 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.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Contact us today to learn more, our consultation is free but the benefits are priceless! You may reach us by phone at (937) 848 – 7040
(513) 897 – 2040
or via email at wcohio@archadeck.net.

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

Wow your holiday guests this season with delicacies from The Big Green Egg!

The Big Green Egg makes the perfect holiday gift

The Big Green Egg makes the perfect holiday gift!

If you aren’t familiar with the cooking capabilites possible with a Big Green Egg then it is time to broaden your culinary horizons! Yes, it is true that The Big Green Egg is the original American-designed ceramic cooker derived from an ancient clay cooking device known as a “kamado”. Originally a clay vessel with a lid, today’s EGG® is a modern gourmet marvel known for producing amazing results for novice and experts alike for over thirty years.

When it comes to the types of dishes you can prepare on The Big Green Egg, the world is truly your oyster — no pun intended, but you can prepare oysters on an EGG® too!

With the holidays right around the corner, everyone’s mind is on what to prepare in honor of the BIG day and other holiday celebrations you have planned. Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio is your local Big Green Egg dealer with many size EGG’s in stock along with a wide variety of Eggcessories and accoutrements to make meal planning and enjoyment during the holidays a breeze! Here’s just a taste of the many delicious recipes possible:

Brined Turkey

  • What you will need for this traditional favorite is a Big Green Egg plate setter, hickory chips, V-rack, instant read thermometer and one nine by thirteen-inch drip pan lines with aluminum foil — and of course, an EGG and a turkey!

Choc

  • The only Eggcessory needed to prepare this decadent treat is a plate setter.

Festive Kabobs

  • Eggcessories needed for these festive kabobs include four Big Green Egg flexible skewers, or, wooden kabob skewers.

 

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.

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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.”

Our outdoor rooms accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative aspects of outdoor living

Enjoy your outdoors with Archadeck Outdoor LivingHaving the freedom to enjoy the outdoors without worry is an important aspect of leisure and recreational time. Being able to mingle and relax in your own backyard adds enjoyment to time spent with family and friends. In this day and age there are many outside influences that can impact the time we spend outside. At the top of the list is undoubtedly insects. Not only are insects a nuisance they can also be quite dangerous — hence the mosquito and the many illnesses it is capable of passing onto us!

MosquitoHere in Ohio reports of the mosquito-borne illness, West Nile Virus, have already begun to pour in. The Ohio Department of Health reports one of the first two confirmed reported cases of the season came from Hamilton County OH, near Cincinnati, just a few weeks ago. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as of late August nine cases in total have been confirmed in Ohio thus far. West Nile Virus is capable of making you, or a member of your family, very sick and can even be fatal — proof that protecting yourself and your loved ones from coming into contact with a mosquito is important.

Along with proactive property management and having your property treated by a mosquito control professional, it is also important to consider the way you and your family want to live outdoors in correlation with additional protection offered through your outdoor living space. For example, decks offer minimal protection from insects and outside influences, while protected outdoor rooms such as screened porches, three & four season rooms and sunrooms, can deliver the same enjoyment with a layer of protection against outside influences. We aren’t implying that having an outdoor room will totally eliminate the risk of contracting a mosquito-borne illness, but having a space in conjunction with your backyard deck or patio that offers a barrier of protection so mosquitoes are less likely to enter and bite certainly won’t hurt! Our outdoor rooms accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative aspects of outdoor living — because when it comes to mosquitoes, it is you against the world!

Sunroom

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

In addition to providing solace from dangerous insects, screened porches, sunrooms and three and four season rooms also guard against inclement weather, backyard debris and pollen and even extend the period you can enjoy the outdoors. Here is a summary of the outdoor room additions we specialize in helping you make the most of your backyard:

  • The Screened Porch – Giving you all the benefits of a covered porch plus one additional big benefit…protection from bugs! Keeping the bugs at bay will enable you to enjoy your porch late into the night without worry of being outside at the same time as mosquitoes.
  • Dayton Screened porch and deck builderThe Three-season room – Beefier than your average screened porch, a three season room addition is a good option for homeowners who want to enjoy outdoor living in style but don’t need the living space available all year long. For the windows, we use single-pane glass windows or the SCREENEZE porch enclosure system (the best of both worlds, screen when you want it, or a more enclosed “windowed” room when you want it too) for unfettered use of the space in spring, summer and fall.
  • The Sunroom – Sometimes referred to as four season room, all-season or year round room, this option is integrated into the construction of your home, existing roof line and exterior. For ultimate convenience, protection and climate control, we install insulated glass windows and insulation in the roof, floors and walls, for use of the room year-round.
Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

There is no end to the amount of enjoyment and added protection against outside influences a new outdoor room by Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio can add to your home. We specialize in custom designed and built outdoor living environments throughout the Miami Valley area and surrounding counties. 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 and Southwest Ohio can help you discover outdoor living bliss with a custom designed outdoor room in your own backyard

SunroomIn recent years, the popularity of the “outdoor room” setting has soared. An outdoor room is defined as any outdoor space that can provide a relaxed setting reminiscent of the comforts found within most interior living or family rooms. Covered porches, screened porches, sunrooms, and three and four season rooms are great examples of sheltered outdoor rooms that extend living spaces and the hours of leisure at home.

The benefits of having a comfortable outdoor room are endless if you plan well and design your outdoor space to function effortlessly day or night for the way you want to live outside. We here at Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio use our planning and design process with a single goal in mind…designing and building custom outdoor living spaces which will bring enjoyment and pride for many years to come!

archadeck design guideTo assist in the design phase, Archadeck has created a simple yet valuable tool to help homeowners ignite their imaginations and define their preferences and function needs for the perfect outdoor living space. It’s called the Archadeck Outdoor Living Design Guide and you can download it free by visiting http://www.archadeck.com/guide/index.html.

For homes in the Miami Valley and surrounding areas, outdoor rooms are the perfect solution to enjoy your backyard during rain and inclement weather (of which we have certainly had more than our fair share of this season) while also escaping the humidity and heat. Of course keeping mosquitoes at bay and having a place to enjoy without being interrupted by wet weather is a huge plus as well.

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As a natural extension of your home’s footprint, an outdoor room significantly expands your living and entertaining space, providing a perfect gathering spot for guests and family who will be drawn from indoor areas to this enticing space. With so many covered space options we invite you to explore the benefits of each of these wonderful outdoor structures in order to help you gain better knowledge of which space would best suit your family’s backyard needs.

  • The Covered Porch – Also referred to as “open porches” because they are protected from sun and unpredictable summer rainstorms, the covered porch offers the benefit of circulating fresh air with the bonus of a roof that provides shelter from the elements.
  • The Screened Porch – Giving you all the benefits of a covered porch plus one additional big benefit…protection from bugs! Keeping insects such as mosquitoes out of your outdoor living space is a huge benefit of having a screened porch. Keeping the bugs at bay will enable you to enjoy your porch late into the night without worry of being outside at the same time as mosquitoes.
  • The Three-Season Room – Sturdier than your average screened in porch or enclosed deck, a three season room addition is a good option for homeowners who want to enjoy outdoor living in style but don’t need the living space available all year long. For the windows, we use single-pane glass windows or the Eze-Breeze porch enclosure system (the best of both worlds, screen when you want it, or a more enclosed “windowed” room when you want it too) for unfettered use of the space in spring, summer and fall.
  • The Sunroom – Sometimes referred to as four season room, all-season or year round room, this option is integrated into the construction of your home, existing roof line and exterior. For ultimate climate control, we install insulated glass windows and insulation in the roof, floors and walls, for use of the room year-round.

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No matter which type you choose, an outdoor room will maximize the time you can enjoy the space as well as provide added comfort and protection while outdoors. Plus, any time you add usable, livable space to your home, you add value. There is no end to the amount of style, versatility and comfort a new outdoor room by Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio can add to your home and it’s not too late to start planning for next year, next season and beyond. We specialize in custom designed and built decks, patios, sunrooms, pergolas, three and four season rooms and outdoor living combinations throughout the Miami Valley and surrounding area.

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 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

The warm weather is here…do you wish your new outdoor living space was too?

PlansHere at Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio we do client consultations for hundreds of homeowners each year and periodically we encounter some who get their perfect space designed but then have to put it on hold for various reasons. They just can’t move forward in pursuing their outdoor living structure project at that moment, but will get back to it a little later. For these homeowners, the good news is that there is never an expiration date on their dream space design, but the bad news is that the pricing for raw materials will more than likely increase. As an alternative, did you know that you can lock-in this year’s pricing and project schedule?

This deck, patio and fire pit flow naturally as one outdoor room!Stop putting your outdoor living space dreams on hold… now is the time to act in order to lock-in this year’s pricing and project schedule! These can include re-decking projects, outdoor room (porch) additions, patios, and amenity additions such as fire pits, fireplaces, and especially outdoor kitchens.  Wouldn’t you love to have that screened porch built in time to watch the colors of fall, or that fire pit to roast marshmallows to your heart’s content during autumn?? You can, but you need to get on the schedule as soon as possible!

NOW is the time to move forward if you want your space built and ready for enjoyment this year! Keep in mind, when dealing with a quality builder wait times can be longer, especially during the outdoor living season. With the summer being our busiest time of the year, our construction crews are booked several weeks out and if you are holding out on a design the schedule is filling up FAST!

The new deck complements the Tudor architecture of this home in Cincinnati, OH.Prices on synthetic/composite materials are can increase throughout the year as building continues and demand increases. By deciding to move ahead with your intended outdoor space and have it designed, planned and scheduled now, it will ensure you can lock into your pricing module for materials and not have to deal with a headache. Making the decision to schedule now will make certain that you will be able to enjoy the benefits of your new structure sooner too!

Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio designs and builds year-round!  We can also design and build your dream backyard in stages as part of our staged building program. With this in mind, any time is the perfect time to start the first stage of your desired outdoor living project. If you are considering a deck, patio and fire pit combination for example, you can take advantage of our staged building option and build the deck now and then we can add the patio and fire pit later in the fall, or as your lifestyle and budget sees fit. With our staged building program the choice is yours.

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Saving you time and money, while preserving the style and value of your home are of the utmost importance to Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio. We can plan, design and build your structure in time to ensure you get the full benefits of your outdoor space before fall arrives and the outdoor living season really heats up.

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-built by Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio. Contact us today to learn more (937) 848-7040 or (513) 897-2040, Email: wcohio@archadeck.net.