Chicago Area Outdoor Living Trends for 2016

Archadeck brings you 2016’s top 4 outdoor living trends for the Chicago area.

As Jack Frost starts painting Chicagoland with his frosty charm and outdoor building begins to slow, we at Archadeck take a moment to reflect on the great year we had, favorite projects we built, and the trends we see coming for 2016.

Chicagoland Outdoor Kitchens

Designed for climates that cycle through seasons, these outdoor kitchens are durable enough to withstand cold Chicago winters so you can enjoy your kitchen summer after summer.  Completely customizable, Archadeck’s Chicagoland outdoor kitchens are designed to only include amenities you want and plan to use.

Belgard patio with stone grill surround and outdoor bar by North Chicago suburb patio builder Archadeck of Chicagoland

Built-In Fire Pits

Easily incorporated into your outdoor space, a built-in fire pit comes with plenty of design options, including the choice of wood burning or a gas line and ceramic logs or fire beads. Create a social space your friends and family will love to gather around time and time again.Chicagoland Outdoor Kitchen with Fire Pit and Pergola

Screen Porches with Fireplaces

When you hear screened porch, what do you envision?  Most would probably say a screened outdoor space with a warm summer breeze wafting through.  But could you imagine sitting out there in the middle of January? With a fireplace, your screened porch becomes a room you can use all year round.  With Eze-Breeze windows to keep the snow and other outdoor elements out and a roaring fireplace to warm the room, a screened porch becomes an investment you’ll enjoy through every season.

Cedar Screen Porch with Outdoor Fireplace by Mokena IL Porch Builder Archadeck of Chicagoland

Low Maintenance & Composite Decks

Low maintenance has become all the rage.  With a wide variety of low maintenance and composite decking materials from TimberTech, AZEK, and Trex, homeowners across the country are enjoying summers on their decks without having to worry about the maintenance of sanding and staining every year.

TimberTech Deck with Pool and Hot Tub by Chicago Area Deck Builder

If you’re considering a deck, patio, screened porch, or other backyard project for the coming year, we’d love to hear from you!  Winter is the perfect time to plan your outdoor living space so you’re first in line when spring arrives.  You may call us at (847) 749-2373 or sign up for a free design consultation.

See you in the backyard!



Author: Archadeck of Chicagoland

As the owner of Archadeck of Chicagoland, I am dedicated to helping our Chicagoland homeowners create and enjoy the outdoor living space of their dreams. We believe the great outdoors is a place for families and friends to come together for fun and laughter.

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