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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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.

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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.

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!

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

 

PLANNING A NEW OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE IS A GREAT WAY TO GROUND HOLIDAY JET LAG

Columbia Detached covered porchThe New Year has arrived! As we begin to work towards our resolution goals it is often hard to remain focused. January, in itself, can be a time of renewal but it can also be a time that leaves you yearning for the excitement and merriment you felt during the holidays. Many even refer to January as the month of holiday jet lag.

Archadeck of Central SC wants you to know that one way to curb the post-holiday blues is to look beyond the winter doldrums to warmer months ahead.  With this in mind, many Central SC homeowners may begin planning for the outdoor living season. These plans may involve a new addition to your landscape or outdoor living space.  Whether your aspirations include adding a new outdoor structure, or improving or adding to an existing structure,  winter is a good time to get the ball rolling.

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Because of our mild southern climate, we may be able to begin construction on your project as soon as your design is finalized and the contract is signed. In fact, the sooner we can start building, the more enjoyment you will get from your new outdoor living space. Once spring has arrived, demand will increase and building timelines will become longer. This is why we recommend starting the design and building process with us as soon as possible. Using these winter months perfecting the design of your new space, ordering materials and filing for permits is a perfect use of time.

In fact, there are quite a few reasons why winter is the best time to begin a new Columbia-area outdoor living space  project:

  • Central SC Sunrooms give you a front row seat to Mother NatureOur custom deckporch and sunroom designs require close collaboration with you. This process can take a few rounds of going back and forth, making adjustments and getting the project just right.
  • Securing building permits can take a long time as we are at the mercy of the local building department. Starting this process now means you don’t have to let the good spring weather pass you by while we are waiting for building permits to come in.

At Archadeck of Central SC, our spring and summer construction schedules fill fast. In fact, spring is our busiest time of year. If you start the process now, you beat the rush and are on the schedule for construction — or your project may even be completed — when others are just starting their process.

Beautifully detailed deck in NE Columbia, SC.

Beautifully detailed low maintenance deck in NE Columbia, SC.

Despite the fact that all the pomp and circumstance has ended, all the presents have been opened and loved ones have headed home,  we can ensure the late-winter weeks are overflowing with excitement and anticipation of the warm season ahead!

Archadeck of Central SC three generations of quality outdoor structures

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

Contact us today to schedule your design consultation to begin making the 2018 outdoor living season the best ever! Call us today at  (803) 603 – 2160, or email us at centralsc@archadeck.net.

 

The Columbia, SC, Backyard That Pinterest Built

Have you heard about Diane Keaton’s new best-selling book, “The House That Pinterest Built”?  Ms. Keaton’s book serves as a style guide and a how-to manual for creating one’s own home based on the millions of residential home ideas on the world’s largest online pinboard. So we’re thinking, why not take those ideas outside to create the Columbia, SC, backyard that was built using our Pinterest pages?

Whether you are starting fresh with a new deck addition, or are considering redecking an existing deck, our Decks by Archadeck of Central SC Pinterest board is a good starting point! Here you will find a wide range of decks of all shapes and sizes.
Decks By Arcahdeck of Central SC

Our deck board features images from our portfolio of completed deck projects and outdoor living combinations that include decks as one of the key elements in their design. Here at Archadeck of Central SC, we build and resurface decks using wood or low-maintenance synthetics. Each type of material we offer has its advantages, however, pressure-treated pine and composites both remain favorites for Columbia, SC, homeowners.

In our Porches by Archadeck of Central SC Pinterest board, you can see examples of open porches and screened porches. We provide ideas on detached porches as well as designs that are tied into the home. In addition, many of our Pins feature porch finish ideas such as open rafters and railings along with popular porch amenities like outdoor fireplaces!

Porches by Archadeck of Central SC
Outdoor rooms are very popular in home and outdoor living space remodeling right now. Not only does the addition of an outdoor room, such as a sunroom, add valuable living space — it also adds a refuge for outdoor living enjoyment. Take a look at our Sunrooms by Archadeck of Central SC Pinterest board to gain inspiration and help plan for your sunroom or outdoor room addition.Sunrooms by Archadeck of Central SC

Our board gives examples of various types of outdoor rooms to fit any desire and budget as well. We feature ideas from full-on interior room additions to convertible outdoor rooms that can easily be changed from screened to windows for use during colder temperatures.

Even though the thermometer is dipping into the single digits, warmer weather and the seasons for outdoor living will be here before you know it!  Why not make use of your “inside” time planning for the “outside” time to come.  You can look to our Pinterest boards for ideas on an outdoor structure addition you might be planning — or to gain insight on outdoor entertaining, gardening, landscapingoutdoor decorating and much more!

Archadeck of Central SC three generations of quality outdoor structures

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

You can also contact Archadeck of Central SC to let our talented outdoor living designers help you plan the perfect addition for your home or landscape. You can reach us by phone at (803) 603 – 2160, or email us at centralsc@archadeck.net.