Explore Chicago area patio design, featuring a classic Chicagoland Outdoor Kitchen and built-in Gas Fire Pit.
When Kildeer, IL homeowners decided they were ready to replace their tired and worn deck, they called local Chicago area patio builder, Archadeck of Chicagoland. With their grand plans for a larger space to entertain, along with an outdoor kitchen and fire pit, we knew Senior Design Consultant, Kristen Berryhill, would be the perfect designer for the project. She didn’t disappoint!
Because our clients wanted a space for food prep, cooking, and dining, Kristen included a classic Chicagoland Outdoor Kitchen. These durable outdoor kitchens are designed to be an affordable investment, withstand the harsh Chicago winters, and most importantly, provide an attractive space for cooking and dining. Continue reading “Chicagoland Patio Design with Outdoor Kitchen & Fire Pit”
Chicagoland outdoor kitchens that withstand cold winters while suiting your needs and budget.
One of the hottest outdoor living trends is the outdoor kitchen. We’ve seen them for years in the warmer climates, but now the trend is moving even to areas like our own. With cold Chicago winters, one might wonder if adding an outdoor kitchen to their backyard is even possible. The answer is yes!
Probably the most popular and well-known outdoor kitchen design is the California Outdoor Kitchen. These kitchens are truly stunning and often include everything you would expect to find in an indoor kitchen. Designed for climates with warm temperatures year round, certain aspects or amenities, unfortunately, are not suitable for cold weather. For instance, you wouldn’t want a polished granite countertop around a sink as Chicago weather has a very distinct freeze and thaw cycle. The expanding and contracting could cause your beautiful countertop to crack.
The good news is, outdoor kitchens are completely customizable. Archadeck can design your outdoor kitchen to be as elaborate or as modest as you wish. Continue reading “Chicagoland Outdoor Kitchens”
Learn how to keep your family and pets safe with these important fire pit safety tips.
Backyard fire pits are a rising trend among outdoor living spaces. Fire pits conveniently provide a way to enjoy the backyard during cooler weather and are perfect for homeowners who enjoy entertaining or spending time outside with their family. A warm fire creates a cozy and inviting atmosphere, whether you’re curling up quietly under the stars or laughing with a group of friends. Ensure everyone has a good time and stays safe by implementing these important safety tools.
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Archadeck of Chicagoland brings you five inspiring patio design ideas to give your backyard a unique look!
Looking for inspiration for your new patio? Think beyond the standard circle and square designs. Here are five inspiring patio design ideas to give your backyard a unique look!
Seat walls define your outdoor living space and create accent pieces, helping to make your patio design unique. A great example is this Belgard patio in Naperville, IL which features a Weston Wall seat wall in Cotswold Mist and Holland Stone pavers in Kensington Red.
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Archadeck of Chicagoland discusses the differences between concrete and paver patios and how to get more for your money.
Patios make great outdoor living spaces. They require little maintenance and allow for creative design options that make your yard more versatile and usable. If you are considering a patio, you are probably researching your material options. The three most popular are pavers, concrete, and stamped concrete.
At Archadeck of Chicagoland, we use pavers for the patios we build. Here’s why:
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Don’t overestimate the amount of space you need for your deck or patio. Use these three factors to help you determine how much space you need.
Planning and designing your deck, patio, or other outdoor living space is an exciting time! One of the most important key factors in designing your project is knowing how much space you will need. It is very easy to overestimate the size of deck or patio you need. In order to help our clients determine the amount of space they need, we discuss three important aspects.
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Three determining factors to help you decide when to start planning for your deck or patio project.
One of the most common questions we hear early in the year at Archadeck is “when should I start planning my deck or patio if I want to use it this summer?” If you want to make sure you’re on the construction schedule and your project is built and ready to use in time to enjoy the warmer weather, then late winter or early spring is usually the best time to start the process. Here are a three things to consider while determining when you want to start your project.
Are you looking to maximize the value of your home? Outdoor living spaces have become the latest trend to take home improvement by storm. With more homeowners moving their fun to the backyard, a deck or patio creates the perfect space to blend indoor comfort with the open outdoors.
HGTV goes over the current trends for decks and patios, mistakes to avoid, and expert tips for every budget.
At Archadeck of Chicagoland, custom design is our specialty. We took great joy in designing this paver patio with our clients. From the spacious layout to the clearly defined living sections, this patio is truly unique. We start with a design plan that is tweaked and adjusted until it is exactly what our client is looking for. As you can see in this design, we created separate spaces that transition nicely for grilling, dining, seating, and the hot tub.
For this particular design, we used a different color of stone for the Soldiers Course. This helped to clearly define the different spaces while creating a striking and aesthetically pleasing look.
Fire pits and seat walls offer a warm and inviting space for family and friends.
If a hot tub is desired, it is important to incorporate the space in the design so that the space flows easily.
Adding low voltage lighting to your outdoor living space creates an intimate feel while transforming your patio into a nighttime wonderland.
If you are considering a patio, deck, or other outdoor living space, please give Archadeck of Chicagoland a call. Our design consultants would love to speak with you! You may contact us at (847) 749-2373 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
See you in the Backyard!
We love our clients and are always happy when the opportunity to work with them again arises. In 2008, we built a low maintenance pool deck for these homeowners. When the time came for a new patio, they came to us and we excitedly worked together to design their dream patio.
The unique mixture of Holland Stone and Mega Arbel (both by Belgard) created a stunning look for their patio.
The inset circle was laid with Mega Arbel and surrounded by a double soldiers course to really make it stand out.
We also built a grill surround to give them a place to keep their grill.
The seat walls around the dining area, with a stepped fire pit in the back, create an inviting space for family and friends.
Mega Arbel steppers leading to the pool deck help to make a seamless transition from one beautiful outdoor living space to the next.
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