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Archadeck of Central SC has just the thing to help you recover from the Labor Day outdoor living blues

Archadeck covered porch outdoor living

Imagine having a covered porch much like this one to host your own outdoor celebration.

Labor Day weekend is one of the most popular backyard holidays conducive to outdoor living and recreation. Homeowners all over Columbia, SC, bid farewell to the summer of 2013 by hosting their own Labor Day festivities including backyard barbecues and outdoor parties for family and friends. Most of these parties took place on decks, patios and  porches of residents all over Central SC.

Your very own backyard deck by Archadeck of Central SC

Imagine your next family barbecue on your very own backyard deck by Archadeck of Central SC.

Having your own outdoor living space, whether it is a deck, patio, porch or a combination outdoor living space is part of what makes a house into a home. Outdoor living with family and friends is a way to catch up and be involved in the lives of the ones you love. Outdoor family time ensures quality time is well-spent with an abundant amount of fresh air and sunshine to make the moment more special. Being outdoors together is a facet of making memories with loved ones, especially here in the South. Not having an appropriate outdoor living space to make get-togethers more convenient and more enjoyable is a shame.

Large deck with with white vinyl pergola

A spacious deck with all the trimmings will enhance your home and your lifestyle!

Archadeck of Central SC has just the remedy to cure your outdoor living dilemma– a custom designed and built outdoor structure! We offer a wide range of designs to suit any taste or budget and deliver an abundance of function. An outdoor space addition will not only extend your outdoor living enjoyment, it will also add curb appeal and value to your home. Part of living the American dream includes the right outdoor space to enhance your home and the time you and your family spend together.

Backyard bliss by the fire pit

Backyard bliss can be enhanced with a custom fire pit or outdoor fireplace.

I cannot think of a better time than the arrival of autumn to enjoy an oudoor living space. Hardscape patios, outdoor fireplaces and even fire pits are perfect additions to enliven your landscape and lifestyle year-round, and can become a focal point of outdoor entertaining during the fall. An outdoor fireplace or fire pit addition  will not only add ambiance to an outdoor living space, they also produce some amount of heat which is welcomed on those chilly autumn evenings. The unforgettable crackle of fire mingled with the crackle of autumn leaves and the company of family and friends is timeless.

Composite deck with spa deck by Archadeck

Try this composite deck and luscious spa deck on for size in your backyard.

Since beginning Archadeck of Central SC ten years ago, we have become the area’s premiere builder for decks, sunrooms and porches in the region. Our three-generation, family-owned company has created more than 400 outdoor living projects enabling our customers to take advantage of the natural beauty of the Central SC region and the mild climate we are fortunate enough to have almost year-round.

Our outdoor spaces are designed with a keen eye for the holistic way homeowners now view their backyards with the goal of creating an outdoor escape. We bring a modern approach to outdoor structures steeped in the quality craftsmanship of a by-gone era. We specialize in creating unforgettable outdoor structures with attention to the smallest details and quality you can see and feel! Don’t let another outdoor opportunity pass you by. There are still many opportunities to take advantage of an outdoor living structure addition this season. Don’t put your dreams on hold any longer.

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 to learn more about our family-oriented outdoor spaces. Call us today to schedule a free design consultation (803) 603 – 2160

Archadeck design guideYou can also download a free Archadeck Outdoor Living Design Guide that will help determine which stucture best suits your outdoor living needs by visiting http://www.archadeck.com/guide/index.html

Archadeck of Central SC is making it easier for more Columbia area residents to live their backyard dreams with our staged building program

Elegant deck, pergola and patio by Archadeck

Is an elegant deck, pergola and patio outdoor living combination your ideal of a dream backyard? If so, we can make it a reality.

Just because the 2013 Archadeck Dream Backyard Makeover contest has drawn to a close does not mean you still can’t have the backyard of your dreams! The grand prize winners of the contest were announced on May 17th, and they are to receive a custom outdoor space that incorporates a TimberTech synthetic outdoor space with Belgard hardscapes.  This outdoor living combination is just one example of the many possible outdoor living choices you can dream up as your perfect backyard retreat. If you have been yearning for an outdoor oasis all your own, but taking on an outdoor living space combination is just too much to take on in one endeavor, Archadeck of Central SC can build the outdoor living space you have been wishing for one step at a time. Our Staged (or phased) building program enables you to plan and construct your dream backyard over time.

Our phased building program allows homeowners the freedom to build your ideal backyard in stages making it easier on your budget, and with less of an impact on your lifestyle. Phased building consists of engineering, designing and building your outdoor space in phases so that future additions or amendments can be added easily. This is made possible by building with your future circumstances and the structural integrity of your project in mind.

Elevated screened porch with deck and stairs - Columbia, SC

This backyard dream come true is located in Columbia and consists of an elevated screened porch and deck combination.

We assist you in putting together a master plan to set your backyard dreams into motion.  Archadeck of Central S.C. can assist in planning your ultimate outdoor space ensuring all the structural footwork is in place to facilitate future additions. We can begin with a dominant starting point and can also work  in unison with your pool company, lighting company and your landscaper on the structural components needed to proceed with your grand backyard design.

Our primary goal during our initial consultation is to understand your needs, desires, budget and priorities to come up with a plan custom made for you. For example, if your vision of the ideal backyard consists of a low-maintenance deck and backyard pool with a hardscape patio surround, we would suggest starting the first portion of your master plan closest to the house with the deck. It is always a good idea to begin your master plan working outward from your home. The primary reason for starting closest to your home is to ensure less lifestyle interruption. It also ensures that all primary structures are tied into your home structurally as you build out from the initial phase. There is less room to overcome obstacles that may arise when you begin a job working from the outside back to your home.

Composite deck with spa deck by Archadeck

Try this composite deck and luscious spa deck on for size in your backyard.

The second portion of this backyard vision would entail working in unison with your pool installer to ensure every detail is accounted for and to facilitate each phase of your project. We also work with your electrician and plumber to get all your lines placed in advance to avoid retrofitting in the future. Laying the foundations for the additional phases of your master plan is an important part of your project. During this portion of construction we would concentrate on adding your backyard pool and the paver patio surround. Since the conduit and lines for the pool are already run under the deck and patio areas, installing the pool will not disturb these completed areas. Voila – your backyard dream has become a reality and, since it was completed in phases, the project was easy on the wallet and was not a major interruption to your lifestyle. Another benefit of staged building is that during each stage as we work toward fulfilling your dream of the perfect outdoor space, many homeowners comment they feel they get a new backyard over and over again.

If you are interested in learning more about our staged building program, and how Archadeck of Central SC can help make your backyard dreams come true don’t hesitate to contact us today. We can begin designing a master plan for your outdoor space that will make you wonder why you hadn’t called us sooner! For a free consultation call (803) 603 – 2160

Mike Reu owner Archadeck of Central SC

Mike Reu owner Archadeck of Central SC

You can gain more inspirational backyard ideas by visiting our decks photo gallery, and our patio and hardscapes photo gallery located on our website

Your outdoor living project: Breaking it down, keeping it real

Maybe you want a screened porch built onto your house, opening out to a big deck, with stairs leading down to a patio area, and a new paved walkway to get you there. The more you think about it, the bigger your project becomes. Can you say “outdoor kitchen”? Or “fireplace”?

Porch with fireplace

Browsing through photos of outdoor living projects can become overwhelming as you see so many great ideas and start to piece together what would look good in your space. Maybe you started out thinking about just a deck, and then you saw photos of decks with pergolas for shade. And multi-level decks. And screened rooms under decks. We could go on. We especially like patios, with some of the new paving materials, to create a graceful transition from your yard to your deck. Continue reading