The s’more, the merrier

smores3Winter has arrived in Chicagoland and that means two things; sweater weather and outdoor fire feature weather! As it turns out, both have a lot in common when it comes to their cozy benefits.  Outdoor fireplaces and fire pits are now considered the “must have” accompaniment to any outdoor living space combination. Chicagoland outdoor fire features make the perfect partner to a backyard patio or porch, and outdoor fireplaces are often used to add style and ambiance to a screened porch or 3-season room. You may be asking “what’s all the hub-bub about?” If you have ever had the chance to sit in front of an outdoor fireplace on a crisp winter evening with friends and family–you already know the coziness of its warmth, the crackle of the fire, and the intoxication of watching the flames dancing–destined to draw you into their magic as it does a moth to a flame.

As if all these reasons weren’t enough, an outdoor fire feature is the perfect spot to prepare and enjoy sweet treats. An open flame is truly the only way to toast marshmallows and indulge in the age-old favorite – s’mores! The practice of making s’mores originated from a 1927 recipe for “some mores” which was published in Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts after Loretta Scott Crew, who allegedly made them for Girl Scouts by the campfire, is given credit for the recipe. This warm, delicious treats always leave you wanting some more, hence the name. Today the recipe is called s’mores which is thought to be a contradiction to the recipe’s original name.

homemade marshmallow s'mores with chocolate on crackers
homemade marshmallow s’mores with chocolate on crackers

The name s’mores stuck as a campfire favorite. However, the concoction of marshmallow and chocolate melted between two graham crackers has come a long way since the Girl Scouts first enjoyed it. Decadent variations of the original include everything from integrating brownies to indulgent Tiramisu into the mix!

Add an outdoor fire pit to your yard and roast s’mores year round right at home. Visit our website to fill out a form for a free consultation. Or, give us a call at 847.496.4333 or email us at chicagoland@archadeck.net.

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Grilled Ribeye Steak with Gorgonzola Butter

Low carb and gluten free, these delicious steaks are sure to please the whole crowd!

Melissa Sevigney from I Breathe I’m Hungry has once again wowed our taste buds with her recipe for Grilled Ribeye Steak with Gorgonzola Butter. This simple recipe, a blend of butter, Gorgonzola cheese, parsley, and garlic, is bursting with flavor.  Low carb and gluten-free, these delicious steaks are sure to please the whole crowd!  But don’t take our word for it; light up the grill and try them for yourself.

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Steak Recipe - Grilled Ribyes with Gorgonzola Butter

Archadeck of Chicagoland Earns Esteemed 2015 Angie’s List Super Service Award

“It is an honor to receive this award as it represents our true commitment to providing our clients with the best quality, care, and customer service in the industry,” said David Berryhill, president of Archadeck of Chicagoland.

The Angie’s List Super Service Award reflects Archadeck of Chicagoland’s consistently high level of customer service.

Archadeck of Chicagoland has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2015.

Archadeck of Chicagoland Angies List Super Service Award 2015

With showrooms in Rolling Meadows and Naperville, Archadeck of Chicagoland is a local Design & Build firm that sets itself apart from competitors by considering customer service a top priority. Continue reading “Archadeck of Chicagoland Earns Esteemed 2015 Angie’s List Super Service Award”

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. Continue reading “Chicago Area Outdoor Living Trends for 2016”

4 Reasons to Plan Your Outdoor Living Project in the Fall

Make your backyard alive with fun and laughter, plan your 2016 outdoor living project now!

Summer is winding down and the crisp fall weather is moving in, bringing with it the brightly colored leaves, bonfires and hoodies, and pumpkin spice everything. Though you may be packing up your outdoor furniture and cutting back your perennials, now is the perfect time to start thinking about next year’s projects. Plan your 2016 outdoor living project now and make your backyard alive with fun and laughter!

TimberTech composite deck with paver patio by Chicago Suburb deck builder Archadeck of Chicagoland

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Labor Day Recipes – Grilling Recipe Roundup by Archadeck of Chicagoland

Easy grilling recipes for chicken, beef, brats, and vegetables!

Labor Day Weekend is right around the corner – and with it comes the grilling and cookouts.  What better time to entertain on your deck or patio?  The team at Archadeck of Chicagoland loves spending time in the backyard with our friends and family, especially when it gives us an excuse to fire up the grill!  We’ve rounded up some easy and delicious Labor Day grilling recipes for you.  Find your favorite recipes and wow your friends with your spectacular grilling skills!


Grilled Chicken Recipes


Chili Lime Chicken

Full of flavor with a hint of spicy – this juicy chicken recipe is a guaranteed crowd pleaser!Chili lime chicken - moist and delicious chicken marinated with chili and lime and grill to perfection. Easy recipe that takes 30 mins | rasamalaysia.com

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Top 10 Grilling Recipes for Spring 2015

Celebrate warm spring weather with our collection of Top 10 Grilling Recipes!

Top 10 Grilling Recipes Spring 2015 Archadeck of Chicagoland

The weather in Chicagoland is finally turning warm.  What better way to celebrate the coming of warmer spring temps than by firing up the grill and enjoying delicious, flavorful food with your friends and family!

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Naperville Deck Designs by Archadeck of Chicagoland Featured on Pinterest

 

Featuring Naperville Deck Designs on Pinterest

As a premier Naperville deck builder, we are pleased to announce that our Naperville deck designs are now featured on Pinterest.  Browse several stunning projects that feature traditional and contemporary designs.  Check out different deck options like cable rails, built-in benches, outdoor lighting, grill surrounds, and more!  Archadeck of Chicagoland serves the surrounding Chicagoland Suburbs.  If you would like to see deck designs (or other Archadeck project designs) featured in your town, let us know in the comments below.  We could feature your town next!

If you are considering an outdoor living project, we would love to hear from you!  You may reach us at (847) 749-2373 or you may sign up for a free Design Consultation with Archadeck of Chicagoland.

Archadeck of Chicagoland’s Spring Launch of Casuwel Features Home Show Deals

Come share in the excitement of our Spring Launch at the local Chicagoland Home Shows!

Woven Outdoor Seating Collection

Last month Archadeck of Chicagoland announced the debut of Casuwel, a new outdoor furniture line.  Come share in the excitement of our Spring Launch at the local Chicagoland Home Shows!

Come see our outdoor furniture display at one of the local home shows and experience the beauty and comfort for yourself.  If you’re looking for a deal, we are offering a complimentary Luminary with the sets and a $250 discount if you make a purchase at the show.

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Introducing Casuwel – Outdoor Leisure Living At It’s Finest

Casuwel features four collections of beautifully rich weaves, dozens of famous Sunbrella® fabrics, and stunning luminous accents.

We are pleased to announce Outdoor Living Brands is debuting a new furniture line – Casuwel.
Casuwel features four high quality collections of beautifully rich weaves, dozens of famous Sunbrella® fabrics, and stunning luminous accents. Meticulously handcrafted to meet our exacting standards, Casuwel assures maximum longevity, performance, and comfort in the most demanding of outdoor climates.
Archadeck of Chicagoland is offering preferred pricing with a 10% – 15% discount.  Call today to speak with a Design Consultant at (847) 749-2373.

Bermuda Collection

Crisp, clean, sweeping lines accentuate this beautifully rich collection, as welcome and refreshing as a fresh ocean breeze.

Casuwel Bermuda Collection Archadeck of Chicagoland Casuwel Bermuda Collection Archadeck of Chicagoland
Casuwel Bermuda Collection Archadeck of Chicagoland

Charleston Collection

As seen in and around the finest ocean side homes and cottages in the Carolinas, this cozy collection is as stunning as it is comfortable.

Casuwel Charleston Collection Archadeck of Chicagoland
Casuwel Charleston Collection Archadeck of Chicagoland

Fairmont Collection

Substantially proportioned for comfort and high style in a classic, time-honored sophisticated style.

Casuwel Fairmont Collection Archadeck of Chicagoland
Casuwel Fairmont Collection Archadeck of Chicagoland Casuwel Fairmont Collection Archadeck of Chicagoland

Metropolitan Collection

Our bestselling line, featuring beautifully paired suites for entertaining, conversation and dining, to complement an outdoor or indoor décor.

Casuwel Metropolitan Collection Archadeck of Chicagoland Casuwel Metropolitan Collection Archadeck of Chicagoland

Cushion Fabrics & Decorator Pillows

Our exclusive Casuwel furniture cushions and decorator pillows come in your choice of select Sunbrella® outdoor fabrics.  Decorator square pillows come in both 20-inch and 24-inch sizes.

Casuwel Throw Pillows Archadeck of Chicagoland

Outdoor Rugs

What better way to complete your outdoor décor than with the finest outdoor rugs available anywhere, in a host of colorful designs and the most requested sizes.

Casuwel Outdoor Rugs Archadeck of Chicagoland

Shade Umbrellas

Have it made in the shade with your choice of shape, style, and color with our wonderful assortment of 9-foot round, 11-foot round, rectangular and cantilever umbrellas to choose from.

Casuwel Shade Umbrellas Archadeck of Chicagoland

Luminous Accents

Our newest addition to the Casuwel line of outdoor furniture and accessories, these exquisitely innovative contemporary light forms will add just the right amount of ambient light for evening outdoor conversations.

Luminous Accents Casuwel Archadeck of Chicagoland

White Glove Delivery & Setup Service

Impeccable delivery, unpacking, placement and packaging removal.

White Glove Delivery - Casuwel - Archadeck of Chicagoland

If you’re interested in viewing furniture or placing an order, please contact Archadeck of Chicagoland at (847) 749-2373.

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