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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.

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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

    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.

Before...

Before..

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.”

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

 

 

Are you filled with regret this Memorial Day weekend for not having an outdoor space that measures up?

Memorial Day Weekend in Dayton & Cincinnati OHMemorial Day is a time when we come together to honor our fallen heroes that perished in active military service. It is a time of pride and remembrance. In honor of the occasion, it is common for family and friends to also gather together for the annual “Memorial Day weekend” outdoor activities. To many, the weekend marks the beginning of the outdoor living season. Depending on your traditions, this may include outdoor recreational games, attending a parade, raising a flag, (she should remain at half-mast until noon, as per tradition).enjoying that inaugural dip in the pool, and barbecuing or preparing food outdoors and dining with the ones you hold dear. Among the most favored Memorial Day “cookout” selections include hamburgers & hot dogs, barbecued chicken, beef brisket and grilled seafood.

Deck and gazebo perfect for backyard parties

This outdoor living space is perfect for outdoor celebrations of any kind!

Much like the traditions of Memorial Day weekend that are practiced by most Americans, the backyard deck and/or patio plays a significant role in the festivities as well. Outdoor structures set the stage for outdoor food preparation and dining. They provide a place to relax and engage in conversation. They also provide space for extended entertaining opportunities, especially for large gatherings which you cannot accommodate within your home. Plus, no one wants to be “cooped” up indoors on Memorial Day weekend!  Having the proper outdoor structures in place can quite honestly, make or break the success of how much enjoyment you and your guests get out of your Memorial Day celebration.

If your current outdoor living space is leaving you filled with regret wishing you would’ve upgraded or set the wheels in motion to plan and build a space prior to this weekend’s arrival, all is not lost! There is still time to embark on improving your outdoor living environment prior to the next outdoor celebration you have planned, but now is the time to contact us to ensure you don’t let another opportunity for enjoying those special times with family and friends pass you by.

Imagine the backyard barbecue in a space like this one in Xenia, OH.

Imagine hosting a backyard barbecue in a space like this one in Xenia, OH.

Fiberon composite deck with vinyl pergolas and vinyl gazebo located in Greene county outside Xenia Ohio

Another look at how we created the ultimate outdoor environment for entertaining.

At Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio we specialize in designing and building outdoor living environments for the way you and your family want to live outdoors. From classic deck and patio designs, porches and screened porches for added protection and outdoor living spaces that combine varied elements.

Many of today’s up-to-the-moment outdoor living spaces include two or more components to further enhance outdoor living opportunities such as Memorial Day, Father’s Day, Graduation and other special occasions. These can range from deck and patio combinations, deck, patio and porch combinations, and even combinations that include pergolas, fire features and outdoor kitchens.

When we design your ideal backyard retreat we also pay attention to the small things that can add a tremendous amount of function, and beauty, to your outdoor living space. A spacious deck with integrated seating, for example, will allow space for more relaxation. While integrating outdoor lighting into your deck space will add ambiance and extended enjoyment for you and your guests long after the sun goes down. Taking it a step further, we readily design outdoor environments for homeowners throughout Dayton and Cincinnati which include both a deck and patio. Some additional amenities that enliven these combination spaces include outdoor fire features such as fireplaces and fire pits, and even outdoor kitchens! In cases where shade is a concern we often integrate a covered porch or pergola containing a shade enhancement such as a Shade FX canopy. The choices available in our design combinations are endless, and we carefully customize your outdoor living space combination to suit your needs and desires.

Don't let the season pass you by

Don’t let the outdoor living season pass you by!

Don’t let all the enjoyment of the outdoor living season leave you feeling “a day late and a dollar short.” We can custom design an outdoor living space for every taste, and budget. 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

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.”

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

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”

 

 

Archadeck reminds you to look at the calendar, not to Mother Nature, when making your final decision about an anticipated outdoor living project

The ultimate backyard room

The ultimate backyard in Xenia, Ohio.

Here in the Cincinnati and Dayton area, it may not feel like spring, but a quick look at the calendar will remind you that indeed spring has sprung. Mother Nature has decided to let ole’ Man Winter stick around a little longer than usual this year, but that means once he leaves for good many homeowners will wish they would have made the decision to move forward with their outdoor living projects based on the calendar and not the temperatures.

Graduation is just a month away!

Graduation is just a month away!

We encourage those of you that are in the planning stages for a new outdoor living space to enjoy this season to act now to ensure your addition is completed in time for the warm days, and evenings, ahead. Logistically, there may be many up-and-coming events taking place in your family that you want to plan outdoor celebrations around. For instance, graduation is only a month away; maybe you have an outdoor wedding or reception on the calendar to take place in your backyard this summer — having your outdoor structure up and running to accommodate these events means getting the ball rolling now, rather than later. At Archadeck of West Central and SW Ohio we make every effort to have your outdoor structure addition built in time for special events or celebrations you have planned. It may seem far off, but warm weather and getting down to the business of outdoor living will be here in the blink of an eye.

Outdoor weddings

Is someone planning on saying “I do” in your backyard this season?

Once you make the decision to move forward with your outdoor living space, we will work with you to perfect your plan. We will schedule a consultation in our showroom to discuss material choices and so you may view a custom-prepared 3-D rendering of your project. At this point in the process it is easy to make any changes to the project plan before the contract is signed and building of your outdoor oasis begins.

Deck and gazebo perfect for backyard parties

This outdoor living space is perfect for outdoor celebrations of any kind!

Keep in mind that Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio is a professional design/ build firm and your project is protected by two separate guarantees, constituting the most expansive customer protection plan in the industry. Local oversight assures your property and privacy is respected. We attend to every detail from securing any needed building permits to final cleanup. And we work very hard to be as unobtrusive as possible during the entire construction phase. We take the business of creating the backyard of your dreams very seriously. We also build year-round, as our climate allows us to build your project during the harsher part of the winter months with the exception of the few days we may have severe inclement weather.

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Let us design and build an outdoor oasis you can enjoy day into night!

If you are on the fence about deciding whether to start your deck or other outdoor structure project, now or later, keep in mind that lead times during the height of the outdoor living season can be in excess of 8 weeks. Lead times are less during cooler periods when outdoor living isn’t a top priority for homeowners. Quicker turn-around and lead times, however, will ensure you get the full benefits of your outdoor space when you are ready, and the timing won’t interrupt your outdoor activities, or your lifestyle.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Contact Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio today to set the wheels in motion towards completion of the backyard of your dreams this season. Call us at (937) 848 – 7040 or
(513) 897 – 2040 or email us at westcentralohio@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 decks photo gallery, and our porches photo gallery, located on our websit

Our unique outdoor oasis in Xenia, OH combines low-maintenance with high-aesthetic

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

Our design in Xenia, OH incorporates separate dining, sitting, and grilling areas in the same project.

Here at Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio we are designing and building more and more structures with an impetus on moving the interior living room outside, than ever before. With this in mind, we can’t think of a better example of this trend than our dynamic project in Xenia, near Dayton, in Greene County, OH.

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Note the seamless transition from the existing country porch to the open deck.

This is the area before we began the project.

This is the area before we began the project.

When these homeowners contacted us, they had an existing covered back porch across the back of their home. Their goal was to create an outdoor living space that incorporates all the things they love about the indoors, outdoors, with areas for sitting, cooking, dining and any many other functions. Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio designed an outdoor oasis that combines varied  textures and functional areas to provide these dynamics. The space also integrates their existing open back porch to the new deck via overhead structures, originality and style!

NARI award received for Xenia, OH, project.

NARI award received for Xenia, OH, project.

This beautiful project was featured in housetrends magazine outdoor living issue in June 2013 titled “Surviving the great outdoors” with the focus of creating shade and privacy in your backyard. The project also earned Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio the prestigious NARI Contractor of the Year award in 2009.

house trends magazine featuring Xenia, OH outdoor living space

The spacious deck is built with Fiberon Mahogany Tropics decking. The decking is low-maintenance and is complemented by Fiberon Provincial composite railing in white, The curved design of the deck is not only appealing to the eye, it ensures smooth transition as you pass from one space into another by leaving no sharp corners intruding into the deck proper. This beautiful deck also features Hadco low-voltage lighting which makes the space a pleasure to utilize in the evening, by adding romance and ambiance.

Xenia, OH grill area detail with pergola

One of the two pergolas is used to enhance the deck’s grilling area.

Xenia Oh Gazebo

Gazebo in Xenia,OH outdoor living combination structure.

The deck includes two stunning pergolas, one of which distinguishes the grilling area and the other lends shade to a designated sitting area. Each of the custom-fabricated white vinyl pergolas are flanked by graceful Georgian columns and feature innovative fixed louvers and interlocking slats to deliver optimum shade. The benefits don’t end with the double pergolas; however, the design also includes a custom screened two tiered roof vinyl gazebo with cupola. This unique take on the traditional screened room delivers 360 degree views of the landscape. The gazebo also allows the homeowners to enjoy the outdoors within an insect-free, shaded space that provides protection from inclement weather.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

If you have an existing outdoor space that begs for elaboration, or are poised to pursue your outdoor living vision from scratch, we can help! Our award-wining custom outdoor structures make the outdoors truly worth loving, and living! 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 

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

Please visit our decks photo gallery, pergola and trellises photo gallery and our gazebo photo gallery located on our website today!