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Caught Between A Deck And A Hardscape? These Sumter, SC, Clients Show You How It’s Done

When Archadeck of  Central SC first consulted with these Sumter, SC, homeowners we arrived at their home to find an aging wooden deck that was falling apart.  This is a common discovery in many of the back yards we visit in the Midlands.  Whether we find a builder-grade deck with minimal thought given to its design or an aging wood deck past its prime, our task is to restore backyard benefit to our clients.

Sumter SC custom hardscapes

Many times, clients with aging or failing wooden decks will opt to rebuild their deck using wood. We also have many that upgrade to low-maintenance synthetic decking. In the case of these Sumter homeowners, they chose to go with a custom hardscape this time instead of a deck. Not only are hardscapes easy to maintain, but the low-to-grade requirements needed on this particular home also made choosing a patio as a replacement a real no-brainer!

Take a look at the Before images of this project prior to removal of the existing deck:

Not only does the new custom patio fulfill their need for a low-to-grade outdoor living space design, it also opened the door (no pun intended) to enhanced accessibility from the back of the home. Before, with their existing deck, the homeowner had to exit their back door and enter the deck to the left using the sidewalk. Now, their outdoor living space is directly accessible right through the back door, eliminating the awkward transition completely.

Sumter SC patio and fire pit

We used Low Country pavers for this patio and fire pit installation in Sumter, SC.

Midlands SC fire pit builder

The custom patio also includes an integrated wood-burning fire pit!

Why choose a paver patio, you may ask…

Paver patios open up a wide range of design possibilities like no other outdoor living structure can. Homeowners can integrate different structural elements, textures and colors in order to craft a space that enhances their outdoor enjoyment.

Paver patios, in particular, are becoming more popular with Columbia-area homeowners looking for low maintenance, durability and stability in their outdoor living space. A low-maintenance backyard structure requires very little attention on the part of the homeowner aside from simple maintenance using common-sense practices. With a low-maintenance surface, all that’s required is keeping leaves blown off the patio, cleaning up mud where the dog tracked it from the yard on a rainy day, etc.

Our custom paver patios work well as part of an outdoor living space combination with a deck or porch, around a pool or to highlight your landscape. Patios are the perfect space to complete a backyard retreat. Professionally-installed paver patios are as reliable, stable and long-lasting as concrete. The minimal maintenance requirements of a paver patio trump the time you spend laboring over the constant cleaning, staining and maintenance of a wooden deck.

These homeowners are elated with their new backyard space. Just read the review they left on Google about their experience:

This company is great and they do wonderful work. Marshall helped us out tremendously and made our house/yard look incredible. I would highly recommend their outdoor living designs to anyone.

— JM in Sumter, SC

Here at Archadeck of Central SC, our team of experts can design and customize an outdoor living space to fulfill the vision you have for your back yard. Contact us today at (803) 603 – 2160 or via email at centralsc@archadeck.net to schedule your free design consultation!

Archadeck of Central SC three generations of quality outdoor structures

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

An Irmo SC deck transformed into a versatile screened porch

Many central South Carolinians are wising up to the benefits of having a screened outdoor living space.  Particularly important in our summertime climate, screens offer homeowners added use of their outdoor space during hours when pests might otherwise send them packing.

Irmo Screened Porch

This Irmo, SC, screened porch is beauty and function all in one space!

These Irmo SC homeowners had a deck they enjoyed, but they imagined themselves getting better use of a screened enclosure.  While many of us love our decks and open porch outdoor living spaces, we are learning there are many benefits to having an enclosed outdoor space.  We are all familiar with warm summer evenings outdoors, bug spray in hand, citronella candles burning.  A new custom screened porch by Archadeck of Central SC will have your family putting down that spray and blowing out those candles this summer!

We are your trusted Irmo SC porch builder

These homeowners chose Fiberon decking materials for their screened porch, railings, and deck.  This low-maintenance composite material comes in many beautiful finishes for complete customization of any outdoor living space.  Their choice of the light gray finish is a stylish and timeless option for this beautiful space.

Irmo SC screened porch builder

Fiberon composite decking, railing, and screened porch trim.

This beautiful screened porch will offer protection from the elements year-round. Having a finished ceiling allowed for the clean installation of a ceiling fan to help keep the space cool this summer.

Screened porch details in Irmo SC

Finished Irmo screened porch ceiling with ceiling fan.

Their new elevated screened porch gives these Irmo residents an expansive view of their natural backyard.  What a beautiful view!

Are you ready for a new way to live outdoors?

If you have a deck or open porch that is just not giving you ample time outdoors each year, consider transforming your space into an enclosed porch or outdoor room.  Archadeck of Central SC offers many options including screened porches, aluminum and vinyl outdoor rooms, 3 and 4-season rooms, and fabulous sunrooms!  We can customize a structure that is perfect for your home and outdoor living needs.

Irmo SC porch builder

Lovely views from this elevated screened porch.

If you’re in the market for an Irmo porch builder, contact Archadeck of Central SC for additional information or to discuss plans for your new outdoor living space! You can reach us by phone at 803-603-2160 or via email 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.

 

Thinking About An Outdoor Living Space Addition or Remodel? Don’t Miss This Weekend’s Columbia Home Building & Remodeling Expo!

Are you thinking about adding a new deck, porch, patio or sunroom to your Columbia-area home in 2019?

Columbia Patio and Fire Pit Builder

If the answer is YES, then make plans now to attend the Columbia Home Building & Remodeling Expo THIS WEEKEND at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center!

Are you contemplating home improvement and renovation projects you want to take on in the New Year? Home and trade shows are a wonderful resource to gain new ideas and talk to experts in the field as you begin planning your project. Archadeck of Central SC will be participating in the Columbia Home Building & Remodeling Expo January 11 – 13. Come find us in booth # 607.

Simply CLICK ON THE TICKET IMAGE to print your two free tickets to attend the event as our guest.

Hours & admission for the show are as follows:

  • Friday, January 11, from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 13, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Admission to the show is $3.00 for adults.
  • Children under 18 get in free.

 

 

This comprehensive home show connects you with knowledgeable and experienced remodeling and building experts. Every aspect of your home can be explored, from the smallest design detail to a full-on interior home addition. Professionals will be on hand to share their valuable knowledge to bring your ideas to life or inspire you with new ones. This includes the Midlands’ outdoor living experts, Archadeck of Central SC,  who can take your backyard vision and turn it into a reality.

Whether you are looking to add or upgrade a backyard deck, or add an entire outdoor living environment to your property, we can help answer all your questions and begin planning your custom project in time to enjoy this spring!

Archadeck of Central SC completed projects

It all happens this weekend, so make plans to visit the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center for the Columbia Home Building & Remodeling Expo!  This all-encompassing event will surely put you on the path toward making your dream home, and backyard, a reality.

Archadeck of Central SC three generations of quality outdoor structures

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

Don’t want to wait to discuss your project until the show? Contact us today at (803) 603 – 2160 or via email at centralsc@archadeck.net to schedule your free design consultation!

It literally pays to plan your 2019 Central South Carolina outdoor living project now!

save money by scheduling your outdoor project nowArchadeck of Central South Carolina is ready to help you get a jumpstart on your upcoming outdoor living project to save you money.  Don’t let your project become a casualty of avoidable, untoward circumstances!

You might think this simply is not the time to be thinking about your 2019 outdoor living building project.  Archadeck of Central SC implores you to not only think about it, but to begin working with us to design your project now.  Why do we feel so strongly about acting now?  We are barreling towards the end of 2018. As your Central SC outdoor living designer and builder, we want to make sure you know we usually see pricing increases on outdoor building materials after year-end.  As 2019 rolls around, and manufacturers’ price increases roll out, your Columbia SC sunroom, Lake Murray patio and outdoor fireplace, or Central SC deck project will cost more. If you sign a contract with us by December 31 to build your project, you can lock in 2018 prices.

Other variables, such as a strong economy, also adversely affect materials costs and project timelines.  Less available workforce equates to longer project delivery times.  All the more reason to act now.  Keep your project on time and on budget by getting ahead of these unfortunate construction trends!

Need a guide to getting started?

We know this is a busy time of year.  Time-eating holidays and end-of-year preparations are likely in motion in our professional and private lives.  We will assist you in every phase of your project, to make it as fluid a process as possible.  Here are a few steps that will see you through!

  1. Call us at (803) 603 – 2160. This is not the task you want to put off till tomorrow.  Our outdoor living experts are at the ready to get your project underway.

2. Gather all your Pinterest inspiration and have it ready for us. When we visit your home for your free design consultation, we want to see your design ideas and outdoor living ambitions.  Have questions for us?  Fire away – we’ll be ready!

3. Contemplate your outdoor living goals. The design of your outdoor living project is all about the way you imagine living in your space.  A hardscape patio and fire pit will offer a spot for private relaxation or entertainment outdoors.  A screened porch and outdoor fireplace will extend your indoor creature comforts to the outdoors.  A custom sunroom will give you three or four seasons of comfortable indoor/outdoor living.  How do you see yourself living in a new outdoor space?

4. Consider the materials you would like to use in your new space, such as stone choices for your patio and low-maintenance options for your custom deck. We will educate you about the benefits of the various options for materials based on your outdoor living goals.

Columbia Patio and Fire Pit Builder

5. Once our professional designers produce your initial design plan, get ready to revise, re-submit and approve! This process guarantees your new space is built to your specifications.

6. Give us your autograph on or before December 31! Once your plans are approved and your contract produced, simply sign the contract and submit it with our agreed-upon down payment.  NEED financing?  No problem, just click here!

Columbia Detached covered porch

Are you ready to begin your 2019 Central SC outdoor living project now?  We will come to your home for a free design consultation, and you can stop by our design center in downtown Columbia to look at an array of outdoor living products. Just give us a call at (803) 603 – 2160 or drop us an email 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.

 

Is A Columbia Custom Patio Or Hardscape Outdoor Living Space The Right Fit For You?

You probably already know Archadeck of Central SC as the Columbia area’s source for decks, porches and sunrooms. However, did you know we design and build custom patios and hardscape outdoor living spaces, too? That’s right!

Lake Murray patio, retaining wall and custom fire pit

Lake Murray patio, retaining wall and custom fire pit.

A custom patio or hardscape space can easily turn an empty backyard into an elaborately-decorated outdoor feature. The perfect spot to relax, entertain and cook. Patios are making a comeback at all stages of the market as one of the most-desired design options for backyards all over the map. Currently, we have several hardscape outdoor living combination projects underway and throughout our project portfolio. Many of these include both horizontal and vertical hardscape elements, as well as amenities such as outdoor kitchens, pergolas and more. With the popularity of pavers, stone and stain & stamp patios on the rise in the Columbia area, we thought it only fitting to discuss this outdoor living option.

Central SC patios

Columbia stain & stamp patio under construction.

Hardscape options galore — we offer a wide selection of hardscape materials giving you an almost endless choice in patio design options. Your patio can be built with pavers, natural stone like flagstone or travertine and even ceramic tile. Stain and stamp concrete is another option that gives you the look of stone or pavers at a fraction of the cost. Our portfolio includes a variety of hardscape shapes, colors and styles to achieve your desired look and to fit any budget.

Patios deliver high aesthetic with low maintenance — Our patios are professionally designed and installed using only the best hardscape materials. This ensures a hardscape with longevity that is also a breeze to maintain. A patio requires very little attention from the homeowner and doesn’t require annual resealing like a wooden deck.

Columbia SC Porch Builder

Covered patio project in Sumter, SC.

Patios provide a high return on investment —  patios that are professionally designed and installed will yield a 30-60% return on investment if you ever decide to sell your Columbia-area home. In the long run, that same patio addition will enhance the functionality of your outdoor living area and become a beloved backyard destination — benefits you cannot put a price on.

Sumter SC Outdoor Kitchen Builder

Custom outdoor kitchen within Sumter, SC, covered patio.

Patios work well in unison with other outdoor structures — Patios serve well when used in conjunction with other outdoor structures such as a deck, porch or outdoor room. This is what we refer to as an outdoor living environment. For many of our clients, an outdoor living space needs to be multifunctional. If that’s the case, our designers will create a space that flows yet defines separate spaces for different purposes.

Columbia Patio and Fire Pit Builder

We have tremendous experience in designing and building all types of outdoor structures. If you are thinking of a patio or hardscape addition for your home call us 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.

 

Join Archadeck of Central SC at the Carolina Classic Home and Garden Show this weekend!

Want to know the best way to transform your Columbia-area backyard into a classic?

Archadeck of Central SC completed projects

Start planning your new or improved Central SC outdoor living space this weekend at The 52nd Annual Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show, of course!

Carolina Classic Home and Garden Show 2018 logoWith the arrival of warmer weather ahead, home and trade shows are a wonderful resource to gain new ideas and talk to experts in the field to begin planning your project. Archadeck of Central SC will be participating in the Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show this weekend at the SC State Fairgrounds in Columbia.

This year’s show runs from Friday, March 9 through Sunday, March 11, 2018. Archadeck of Central SC will be located in booths #602 – #603 in the Cantey Building where you can see and feel samples of our high-quality composite decking materials and railing options, view our extensive project portfolio and much more!

Hours for the show are as follows:

  • Friday, March 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Admission* is as follows:

  • Tickets will be sold at the gate each day of the show for $5 each.
  • Kids 14 and under enter free every day; Military Discount Friday and Saturday with ID.
  • Friday, March 9 is 55+ Free Friday. Attendees age 55 and over will not be charged show admission when they go to the ticket booth.
  • Saturday, March 10 is First Responders Appreciation Day. Police, Fire and EMS will not be charged show admission when they show their credentials at the ticket booth.
  • Sunday, March 11 is Two-for-One Admission Day. Buy one $5 ticket at the gate and two people can enter. Gate sales only.

Cash, checks and Credit Cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express & Discover) are accepted.

* Parking is $5/vehicle and is separate from admission fees.

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The Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show is the largest and only locally-produced home and garden exhibition in the Midlands. Over 200 construction, home improvement, and outdoor product and service exhibits fill the Cantey, Goodman and Ellison buildings plus outdoor areas.

**As our gift to you, please click here to get your free ticket to the show courtesy of Archadeck of Central SC!

Archadeck of Central SC three generations of quality outdoor structures

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

Don’t let this chance pass you by. We look forward to meeting you at the Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show this weekend. You can also contact Archadeck of Central SC to learn more about our elegant outdoor living space designs anytime at (803) 603-2160 or email us at
centralsc@archadeck.net.

 

 

These Lost Creek homeowners get an outdoor room with a view — and much more!

View overlooking private pond from Columbia SC Sunroom by Archadeck of Central SCAre you craving an outdoor room with a view for your Columbia, SC, home?

If you answered yes, then our recent Harbison-area Columbia sunroom and deck addition in the Lost Creek neighborhood is sure to inspire you to act upon your cravings…

When the homeowners reached out to Archadeck of Central SC, they had a traditional pressure-treated wooden deck, which served as their sole outdoor living space. The homeowners wanted their outdoor living space to be more conducive for year-round enjoyment and while using smart, low-maintenance materials.

Since their beautiful home sits on a private lake in their Harbison-area neighborhood, it only made sense to create a space that enabled indoor and outdoor enjoyment, made the most of their stunning lakeside view and was a breeze to maintain!

Columbia SC Sunroom and Deck Combination in Lost Creek

Archadeck of Central SC designed and built this deluxe outdoor living space that includes a custom sunroom and an elevated Trex composite deck with white vinyl railing. Trex was the inventor of wood-alternative composite decking. Choosing Trex for this lakeside deck helped us achieve the low-maintenance, high-performance backyard retreat these homeowners had in mind.

The spacious and airy sunroom is accessible from two separate deck entrances. The vaulted design and large gable-end windows ensure the room is bathed in natural light. The interior of the sunroom boasts a ceramic tile floor, sliding windows and a Mitsubishi mini-split ductless heating & AC unit. This system provides zoned comfort solutions for year-round comfort and is up to 40% more efficient than traditional HVAC systems.

Archadeck of Central SC three generations of quality outdoor structures

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

The homeowners are elated with their sunroom and deck combination space! It certainly provides the year-round benefits they had in mind and satisfies their outdoor living cravings perfectly!

Contact us today to schedule an outdoor living design consultation and discuss creating the backyard you and your family crave!  Call us today at  (803) 603 – 2160, or email us at centralsc@archadeck.net.