Is a Combined Deck and Patio Project Right For You?

How do you know if a combined deck and patio will fit your outdoor needs?

When planning your outdoor living project, there are many factors to consider as far as which project is best for you. Many of our clients end up combining spaces, very commonly decks with patios. But how do you determine if combining these different spaces is right for you?

One of the first questions our design consultants ask is “how do you plan to use your space?” This answer will be different from client to client, whether it’s for cooking, dining, entertaining friends, gathering with family, or for relaxation. Many times we learn our clients need their outdoor area for multiple functions. By having separate outdoor spaces, different places can be designated for different activities. Doing this expands the function of your design and increases your area for multiple uses. Maybe this need applies to you?

What different activities could you use your outdoor space for? Perhaps you have a pool that needs a neighboring deck, but you still want a separate area for seating. Or maybe you want a paver patio specifically for a fire pit to gather around with friends in the evening, while still needing a different area for a grill and dining. Sound like anything you might need?

 Here are some different examples of deck and patio combination projects we have custom designed and built.


This low maintenance deck with patio project meets a few different needs for the home owner. The deck features a large area for a spa, as well as a separate space on the deck for a grill. The paver patio creates another living area featuring a seat wall and fire pit for the client to enjoy.


This combined patio and deck space also features a pergola to be used for a shade structure. The large deck space can be used for seating, dining, and enjoying some shade. The paver patio features a fire pit as an additional area for the family to gather on a summer night, or a cool fall evening.


This deck and patio combination creates separate areas for different activities. The deck is used to access the above ground pool, and can also be used as a seating area. The paver patio defines a separate space for dining, entertaining, and enjoying the fire pit!

At Archadeck of Chicagoland, we are the premiere builder of combined outdoor living spaces. If you are considering a combined deck and patio project, we would love to hear from you to create your outdoor sanctuary. Feel free to contact us for a free design consultation at 847-496-4333 or download our Free Design Guide.

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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