As spring is knocking at the door — wouldn’t it be great to get MORE out of your outdoor living space and backyard this season?

Screened Porch with Deck and Stone Patios

Screened porch, deck and patio combination.

Just as spring’s arrival will completely change the look and feel of your environment, outdoor living spaces often change the entire way you regard your residence. Much like the inside of your home, your outdoor space should have designated areas for the many different things you and your family may do, from hobbies and relaxing to entertaining and recreation. This is best achieved with an outdoor living environment consisting of two or more structures designed together and working as one LARGE structure.

Homeowners with a zest for outdoor living crave spaces with maximum style, function and continuity, and those that combine multiple structures fit the bill! Archadeck of Central South Carolina specializes in delivering this type of backyard bliss with  myriad high quality outdoor living areas we custom design and build throughout Columbia and the surrounding areas. Examples include:

  • Patio and deck combinations that comingle dining and lounging spaces for groups of any size – as your dinner party is winding down, guests can easily descend to the stone patio filled with seating arrangements of comfortable sofas and chairs for coffee and conversation.
Deck with patio and fireplace

Deck with patio and fireplace in Central SC.

  • A spacious screened porch connected to a multi-level deck with pergola for entertaining, and leisure spaces with a choice of an enclosed area, a partially-shaded spot or one with full-sun exposure – this blending of structures with hardscapes provides the best mix of areas in which every member of the family can get maximum enjoyment of your backyard pool…and these combination projects can easily be built in phases.
Deck and screened porch combination in Columbia, SC.

Deck and screened porch combination in Columbia, SC.

  • A covered porch/exterior room and hardscape pairing that includes an outdoor kitchen flanked by integrated seating around a fire pit is just right for outdoor enjoyment in every season – family events are more enjoyable when everyone spends time together cooking, eating, talking and still keeping an eye on the little ones as they run around in the backyard… and finishing off the evening with roasted marshmallows around the fire pit.
Archadeck covered porch perfect for luxury outdoor living

Archadeck covered porch perfect for luxury outdoor living.

Custom deck and porch combination in Lexington.

Custom deck and porch combination in Lexington.

These are a just a few of the combined spaces we can provide for you to support the outdoor lifestyle and multitude of activities you and your family enjoy. After all, what’s an outdoor living room complete with comfortable seating and a big flat screen TV without the Master Chef easy access to the grilling/outdoor kitchen area on the adjoining flagstone patio? What better way for everyone to enjoy the view and benefits of your lakeside property than with a screened porch and deck combination, enabling sun-sensitive family members to be included in just as much outdoor fun as those who love to soak up the sun. The options for versatile, flexible spaces are limited only by your imagination, as each Archadeck of Central South Carolina structure is a one-of-a-kind design built to suit your needs for outdoor living and entertaining.

Archadeck of Central SC three generations of quality outdoor structures

The Archadeck of Central SC team – Mike Reu, Marshall Reu and Tucker Reu

If you’re ready for a true extension of your home with function and flow to help you get MORE out of your outdoor living space and backyard this season, contact Archadeck of Central South Carolina today! We’ll help you make the most out of your outdoors too! Call us at (803)603–2160 schedule a free consultation at or email us at centralsc@archadeck.net.

Get a front row seat to the glory of spring, no matter what the weather is outside

Central SC Sunrooms give you a front row seat to Mother Nature

Our sunrooms give you a front row seat to Mother Nature no matter what the season!

It may seem hard to imagine, given all the unseasonably nasty, damp and cold weather we’ve been experiencing here in central South Carolina, but spring is right around the corner.  Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to enjoy the awakening of nature unfettered by the remnants of the winter climate? You can, in your own custom designed and built sunroom. A sunroom is a versatile extension of your home that blends seamlessly into the existing architecture and allows enjoyment of your environment while you’re sheltered from adverse weather.

Your Columbia landscape is at the end of its winter repose and preparing for its trees’ foliage to appear and buds to sprout, the emergence of daffodils and tulips from the soil and the arrival of blue birds in this vignette of spring. As daylight savings time begins, the days are getting longer, allowing more time to indulge in nature’s beauty…as long as the weather is clear. A sunroom by Archadeck of Central South Carolina will ensure unencumbered front row seating for the arrival of spring, and any other season, in your own backyard, no matter what the weather may bring. As a matter of fact, you’ll be able to relax and be delighted by every full-color spring blossom during the winds of March and the showers of April, all from the comfort of your temperature-controlled room with a view.

This spacious sunroom in Columbia, SC, delivers versatility within the home

This spacious sunroom in Columbia, SC, delivers versatility within the home.

Choosing a sunroom as part of your outdoor living environment provides a wealth of benefits. Aesthetically, the addition of a sunroom allows a flood of natural light to enter your home, creating the perfect open, airy venue for relaxation and entertaining pursuits while not having to leave the comfort of your home.  Additional advantages include:

  • Cardinal in the snowBring the outdoors in, all year round – You can take full advantage of a climate -controlled panoramic view of the beauty and interest in your very own backyard, season after season. Experience the feeling of being outside without exposure to pesky insects, pollen or inclement weather.
  • Mood and health enhancement – Sunshine is beneficial to physical and mental health, improving a person’s outlook and heightening their energy. Lift your spirits and feel better while you exercise, read a book, indulge in a hobby, enjoy a cup of coffee or just rest and forget all your worries in your sunroom.
  • Bright sunny room additionExtend your living space with added versatility – This room can play any role, fulfill any need or desire and will easily be the most utilized room of your home. Use it as an early morning exercise room, your home office space, an entertaining or dining room, a sun-filled craft room, a family room with a sleeper sofa, a play area for the kids (even when it’s raining), the perfect conservatory-style room for your exotic plants or perhaps a combination of several of these.
  • Add value to your home – Sunrooms are a cost-effective way to add square footage and curb appeal to your home while increasing outdoor living enjoyment by capturing an abundance of warmth and natural light from the sun. These factors can create a large energy savings when compared to the energy costs associated with a regular interior space.
Archadeck of Central SC three generations of quality outdoor structures

The Archadeck of Central SC team – Mike Reu, Marshall Reu and Tucker Reu

With a sunroom built by Archadeck of Central South Carolina, your view of nature changes season to season, but your sunroom conditions will remain consistent, cozy and comfortable year-round. Contact us to learn more about turning an existing indoor room into a sunroom or building one from scratch. Call us today for a free consultation so you can harness the many powers of the sun for your home, (803) 603-2160 or Email: centralsc@archadeck.net

Join us as we celebrate the arrival of spring this weekend at The 49th Annual Carolina Classic Home and Garden Show!

14_HomeShow_logo1aCome see exhibits and displays to spark your creativity and get design inspiration for your dream outdoor living space this weekend. Archadeck of Central South Carolina will be at the 49th Annual Carolina Classic Home and Garden Show starting Friday and going until Sunday, along with other expert exhibitors to answer all your home improvement questions or remodeling needs. If you find yourself daydreaming of warmer days filled with a little rest and relaxation on a custom-made deck and natural stone patio combination space, or maybe a fun-filled BBQ in a fully stocked outdoor kitchen with dining area, this is the one show you can’t afford to miss!

The event takes place this weekend at the SC State Fairgrounds, in Columbia, SC, where all four buildings and outdoor areas will be filled with over 250 exhibitors in all areas of home building, remodeling, gardening and so much more. Our professional outdoor living design staff from Archadeck of Central South Carolina will be located in the Cantey Building, booth numbers 205, 206 and 207. Be sure to stop by and see us!

Home Show Feb 2013 cropped (1)Admission is $6 for adults (or click HERE for your FREE TICKET), kids 14 and under are free, seniors 62 and older have free admittance on Friday, March 13, and active duty service personnel receive a discount at the door with proper military ID. Parking is $2 per vehicle and attendees should enter through Gate 6 located on George Rogers Blvd., near Williams-Brice Stadium.

Carolina Classic Home and Garden Show Hours and special events:
Friday, March 13, 11am – 9pm
Saturday, March 14, 10am – 7pm
Sunday, March 15, 11am – 6pm

Special Events:
Senior Day & Expo – 3/13
Wine & Beer Walk – 3/13
Junior Solar Sprint Race – 3/14
#48 Lowe’s Chevrolet car – 3/13-3/15
Gaming Truck – 3/14
Grilling Demonstration 3/13 & 3/14

Archadeck of Central SC three generations of quality outdoor structures

The Archadeck of Central SC team – Mike Reu, Marshall Reu and Tucker Reu

Stop by our booths and join us in welcoming the arrival of spring. We have been providing award-winning outdoor living spaces to Columbia and surrounding areas for more than twelve years. As specialists in the business of custom-designed decks, hardscapes, screen rooms, sunrooms, pergolas, and so much more, we’re confident we can create the outdoor living space of your dreams. Our commitment to excellence in outdoor structure design and building ensures your unique project will bring enjoyment and pride for many years to come! Call Archadeck of Central South Carolina today for a free design consultation at (803) 603 – 2160 or email us at centralsc@archadeck.net

When considering an outdoor living space addition, a little planning can go a long way!

Central SC custom deck designsMost big decisions are accompanied by a big investment, and as such, proper planning goes a long way in giving you confidence in your choices. As a homeowner, this rings especially true with renovations or additions to your home and its environment. When choosing to add or enhance an outdoor living space, many factors are considered during the planning stage to make sure it meets your needs as well as blends into the architectural style and layout of your home and property. We here at Archadeck of Central South Carolina use our planning and design process with a single goal in mind…designing and building custom outdoor living spaces to bring enjoyment and pride for many years to come!

Archadeck design guideTo assist in the preliminary 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 is called the Archadeck Outdoor Living Design Guide, and you can download it free by visiting the Archadeck of Central SC website.

Three basic pieces of information form the foundation of a successful project:  the function, type and style of outdoor living space addition or renovation you have in mind, the anticipated completion date desired and your estimated budget goal for the project. It has been our experience, having this information organized and in hand not only helps you clarify your outdoor living space needs and wants, but it also helps our team to better translate your desired goal into a finished project.

To create the best design and structure for you and the way you live outdoors, we ask a lot of questions, including:

  • For what activities will this space be used? The best outdoor living structures are designed with perfect union of form and function. Do you wish to have a technology-free zone, just right for rest and relaxation? Or will your space need an outdoor kitchen area to be used for family barbecues and larger dinner parties? Do you want an open, exposed area where you can bask in the sun, or do you prefer a covered area with protection from the elements? Better yet, how about a combination space for all of the above?
  • What is the contour of your property? Is it flat or does it have slopes? The contour must be taken into consideration when selecting the structure and type of outdoor living space, but it doesn’t necessarily limit your options.

Central SC design guide

Additional aspects we consider when creating your custom space are the situation of your property in regard to sun exposure, favorite views you may have and the proximity of neighboring properties…all of which should be kept in mind when selecting the style and design of your sunroom, porch, pergola, deck or combination.

Now is the perfect time to plan your backyard retreat, so it can be ready for you to enjoy when the weather gets warm. Having a clear understanding of your tastes and design choices helps you receive the perfect outdoor living environment. That’s where our FREE Design Guide comes in handy.

Archadeck of Central SC three generations of quality outdoor structures

The Archadeck of Central SC team – Mike Reu, Marshall Reu and Tucker Reu

When considering an outdoor room addition such as a screened porch, choosing the best fit for your home’s architecture, your desired function and your budget is important. Archadeck of Central South Carolina is the premier outdoor structure builder serving Columbia, SC, and the surrounding area. We can help you choose the perfect custom outdoor living space addition for you with our expert design team and experience in building. Contact us to learn more by calling (803) 603-2160 or via email at centralsc@archadeck.net. We specialize in making your outdoor living dreams come true!

These Forest Acres homeowners are making a grand entrance with their new entry sunroom addition!

Forest Acres Entry Sunroom addition in Columbia SCIn the realm of outdoor living structure design, there is literally no end to the creative placement and functional diversity we are able to design in order to fulfill a homeowners’ desires. Our most recent sunroom addition located in the Forest Acres community of Columbia, SC, is a great example of the  individualized benefits a custom  structure can add to your property and lifestyle.

This Forest Acres sunroom is designed to serve as the home’s front entry. The homeowners’ previous entry consisted of a front porch that did not let much light into the home. The new entry design includes windows along with French doors with sidelights.

Columbia SC sunroom builder

We were able to follow up with the homeowners after they had a chance to get “cozy” with their new sunroom addition. When we spoke with the homeowners separately, each listed the benefits  gained since completion of the space. While both homeowners really like the sunroom, they use the area in different ways.

Columbia SC unique sunroom designs for outdoor livingThe man of the house enjoys reading, relaxing and savoring his morning cup of coffee in the new space. Since he was diagnosed with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), the light that flows into the sunroom helps him a great deal. Although the addition doesn’t replace a trip to sunny Florida,  the new sunroom with its eastern orientation does makes a huge difference in the way he is able to combat the winter blues. Before, he had to venture out into the cold front yard to feel the morning sun. Now, with the sunroom addition, getting the sun therapy he needs is effortless and something he looks forward to. In addition, the convenient electrical outlets installed there allow him to plug in his electric leaf blower and hedge trimmers without running extension cords. It has really made the task of pruning the landscape effortless!

Columbia SC sunroom interiors

Interior view of the new sunroom.

The lady of the house is also enjoying all the natural sunlight that now fills the home. The sunroom provides panoramic views of the landscape and allows a birds-eye view of Mother Nature and the ever-changing seasons. And the beautiful finishes she chose for the space, from the complimentary wall and tile colors to the contrast of the white cathedral ceiling and white fan, make a lasting first impression when guests come to call.

View into landscape through Columbia SC entry sunroom

The sunroom provides panoramic views of the landscape year-round!

One aspect of the design both homeowners agree upon is the high quality of workmanship in the new addition. They were also impressed with the careful attention Archadeck owner Mike Reu spent with them before and during the project. They both noted how much they appreciated his patience and helpfulness!

If you would like to learn more about our unique outdoor living space designs, including our versatile outdoor room ideas, contact Archadeck of Central SC today at (803) 603-2160 or email us at centralsc@archadeck.net.

Archadeck of Central SC three generations of quality outdoor structures

The Archadeck of Central SC team – Mike Reu, Marshall Reu and Tucker Reu

Punxsutawney Phil has predicted six more weeks of winter…that’s plenty of time to build before spring

Punxsutawney-Phil- says 6 more weeks of winter.Say the name Punxsutawney Phil and everyone knows who you’re talking about. If you want to know if spring is going to arrive early, Phil’s your “man.” It’s awesome to be known as the best in the business, or to be considered the “go to” for something specific like that. This year, Phil not only saw his shadow, but had plenty of time to write a poem, take a selfie and post it on various social media sites too!

PlansAs a homeowner, six more weeks of winter is good news! It means you have plenty of time to plan and create your anticipated custom outdoor living space or update an existing space. Like Punxsutawney Phil, Archadeck of Central South Carolina is truly the “go to” for custom outdoor living environments in Columbia, Lexington, Florence and the surrounding areas.

Maybe this is the year you are ready for a new outdoor living space or you are ready to upgrade that plain jane concrete patio that came with your home? Choosing to begin your project now will ensure you are ready to enjoy the outdoors to the fullest this spring!

Is a fire pit right for you

Our custom designs encourage quality time outdoors!

Keep in mind not all outdoor structures are created equal. Just because you have an outdoor structure doesn’t mean you have an “outdoor living space.” An outdoor living space is a customized, multifunction place where you can entertain, relax or simply enjoy Mother Nature. Outdoor living spaces can often be the most utilized areas, as they are now perceived as extensions of our homes rather than an as amenities. Many homeowners are beginning to realize that the primary living areas of their homes don’t have to be indoors and are requesting spaces that bring all the comforts of the indoors outside.

Archadeck 2013 PhotographyWith more than twelve years in the business of outdoor living design, Archadeck of Central South Carolina has helped hundreds of homeowners create versatile structures that are both beautiful and functional.  Some of our most popular designs include deck and screened porch combinations, sunrooms and hardscape areas such as patios and fire pits. 

We design and build one-of-a-kind outdoor structures for the way you and your family want to live outdoors, while preserving your home’s style and surroundings and keeping your budget in mind. If you notice outstanding workmanship, or a unique deck or outdoor space here in the Central South Carolina area, chances are, we’re behind the design! We deliver uncompromising attention to detail with a high level of quality and craftsmanship.

Archadeck of Central SC three generations of quality outdoor structures

The Archadeck of Central SC team – Mike Reu, Marshall Reu and Tucker Reu

With six more weeks of winter, there’s plenty of time to transform your backyard into the space of your dreams before spring. Call Archadeck of Central South Carolina today for a free design consultation at (803) 603-2160 or email us at centralsc@archadeck.net.

Archadeck of Central South Carolina is pleased to announce that we have been awarded the 2014 Archadeck Customer Satisfaction Achievement Award

Archadeck of Central SC is awarded a customer satisfaction achievment award

Archadeck of Central SC is awarded a customer satisfaction achievement award for second consecutive year!

We are pleased and humbled to announce that we have been awarded the Archadeck Customer Satisfaction Achievement Award. During the Archadeck annual conference this year we were honored amongst the best of the best in our industry as we were recognized for outstanding customer service. For us, this award means more than a high rating derived from the customer surveys completed by our large customer base. It means we are achieving our goal of keeping it all about the customer.

By adhering to the Archadeck Job Process Methodology (JPM): connect, consult, design, build and enjoy, and maintaining acute awareness of every detail, we consistently produce outdoor living spaces to the complete satisfaction of our clients. As the premier outdoor structure builder serving Columbia, Lexington and the surrounding area, Archadeck of Central South Carolina delivers uncompromising attention to detail with a high level of quality and craftsmanship.

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Our commitment to excellence in outdoor structure design and building coupled with our award-winning customer service ensures your project is built with quality and longevity in mind. Call Archadeck of Central South Carolina today for a free design consultation at (803) 603-2160 or email us at centralsc@archadeck.net.

Archadeck of Central SC three generations of quality outdoor structures

The Archadeck of Central SC team – Mike Reu, Marshall Reu and Tucker Reu

Please visit our extensive outdoor structure galleries located on our website for more examples of our lovely designs.