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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

Take a look at our recent sunroom and deck project in Northeast Columbia, SC.

AZEK deck in NE Columbia, SC.

Beautiful views and a deck to match in NE Columbia.

One of our most recently completed outdoor living space projects is this deck and sunroom combination in NE Columbia. By combining the best of both worlds, an open air space perfect for grilling and soaking in the sun and a protected space delivering panoramic views of the outdoors with constant climate control, these homeowners can have it all!

Custom bench seating on AZEK deck in Norheast Columbia ,SC.

Custom integrated bench seating provides an unobstructed view into the beautifully-landscaped backyard.

The spacious deck is built with AZEK composite decking and features custom integrated bench seating for added convenience and open views. The space where the deck is built originally encompassed an existing patio. The homeowners wished for an outdoor living space that better suited their outdoor living needs, and this low-maintenance beauty fits the bill! AZEK decking boards are engineered to withstand the everyday things that happen on a deck. Even spilled wine, fruit punch, and hamburger grease are no match for AZEK Deck’s stain resistance. And, since AZEK Decks are scratch resistant, you won’t have to worry about marks from patio furniture or pets. This material is also split, mold and mildew resistant as well as impervious to insects — meaning a durable, long-lasting deck that will be enjoyed for years to come.

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Exterior view of deck and sunroom.

The airy design of the adjoining sunroom, which opens out onto the new deck, features an open-end gable abundant with windows, transoms and a vaulted ceiling. The placement of the windows and roof pitch allows for not only an open and airy atmosphere within the space, it also allows more light to flow naturally into the home’s interior. Loss of light when designing outdoor rooms such as screened porches, 3 & 4 season rooms and sunrooms is a concern for many homeowners. The use of abundant windows within the space alleviates any light concerns for these Northeast Columbia homeowners.

The finished space is beautifully decorated to reflect the homeowners personal style.

The finished space is beautifully decorated to reflect the homeowners’ personal style.

The homeowners’ main objective of having an open-air outdoor space together with a room that could be heated and cooled and still offer scenic outdoor views has been met. These homeowners are elated with their new space and the endless outdoor living possibilities that lie 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 Archadeck of Central SC today to learn more about transforming your existing backyard into an area that better suits your needs and taste. Call us today for a free consultation. (803) 603 – 2160 Email: centralsc@archadeck.net

Please visit our decks photo gallery and our sunroom photo gallery located on our website for more inspiring sunroom and deck combination ideas.



Here comes the sun with a versatile sunroom addition by Archadeck of Central SC

This sunroom addition in Columbia is set against a tranquil, lush landscape.

This sunroom addition in Columbia is set against a tranquil, lush landscape.

Simply put, a sunroom provides homeowners with the best of both worlds. A sunroom is an outdoor living addition that allows homeowners more versatility and a better rate of return on investment than any other outdoor room. The advantages of choosing a sunroom addition go far beyond just how it looks. The extra space is a large benefit as is the functionality and personal comfort that comes with adding a sunroom.

Sunroom Sitting Area

This sunroom sitting area functions as a secondary living room for this family.

A room with a view

What sets a sunroom apart from other outdoor rooms is that a sunroom is actually as much an interior living space addition as it is considered an outdoor room. Sunrooms count as heated square footage, and this means when it comes time to sell your home the value of your home will be higher with this type of interior addition.  Sunrooms encompass the same structural components as any interior room addition. This includes being conditioned for year-round comfort by the presence of an HVAC system. Having a conditioned space will allow you the freedom to watch snow birds as they search for food on a cold winter’s day, and witness the beautiful fury of a summer storm while in a continuously heated and cooled space. The most wonderful part of owning a sunroom built by Archadeck of Central SC is even though your view of nature changes season to season, your sunroom conditions will remain consistent, cozy and comfortable year-round.

Sunroom additions can greatly enhance your personal comfort and can add beauty and curb appeal to your home. Although a sunroom is considered a room addition because it requires a foundation and a roof, it delivers the luxury and elegance that a simple room addition lacks. A sunroom is more expensive to build than a screened porch, 3- or 4-season room, but is a cost-effective way to add square footage to your home and increase outdoor living enjoyment at the same time. Sunrooms also capture the warmth of the sun and allow you to take advantage of large amounts of natural light. These factors can create a large energy savings when compared to the energy costs associated with a regular interior space.

Sunroom addition in Hopkins, SC.

Sunroom addition in Hopkins, SC.

More variety than other outdoor rooms

Another benefit of adding a sunroom is the greater realm of design freedom you can use when finishing your space. Sunrooms can be Sheetrocked and painted in the hue of your choice, have finished hardwood floors or even ceramic tile. Elements  normally not viable for  use in an “outdoor” setting can be used within your sunroom–  which opens up a broader range of lighting, accessory and furniture options to better suit your personal taste.

Hopkins, SC sunroom interior

Interior view of sunroom addition in Hopkins, SC.

Sunroom enclosures allow you to enjoy the benefits of the outdoors with the comfort and coziness of the indoors. All the beauty of Mother Nature appears to be close enough to touch while you enjoy space that is protected. There are also endless ways you can choose to utilize your sunroom, from using it as a secondary living room or playroom complete with a TV and other creature comforts, to using it as an upscale enclosure by your backyard pool. Sunrooms can make a great spot for entertaining and dining too. The choices are only as endless as your imagination!

Archadeck of Central SC three generations of quality outdoor structures

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

With so many choices a sunroom can truly be referred to as “a room for all seasons.”Contact Archadeck of Central SC today to learn more about turning an existing indoor room into a sunroom or building one from scratch. Call us today for a free consultation and let the sun shine in. (803) 603 – 2160 Email: centralsc@archadeck.net

Please visit our outdoor room photo gallery and our sunroom photo gallery located on our website for more inspiring sunroom addition ideas.