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”

DIY: Top 5 Fourth of July Decorations

Make this year’s 4th of July party one to remember with these easy and creative Do-It-Yourself decorations and party favors!

Patriotic Star & Stripes Sign

Bold and beautiful, this patriotic sign may be used as a decorative piece long after 4th of July.

Stars and Stripes Sign- Archadeck of Chicagoland

4th of July Jar Candle

Quick and easy, this fun craft is perfect for all ages.  Place around the edges of your deck or patio to create a soft glow for your nighttime lighting.

4th of July Jar Candle - Archadeck of Chicagoland

Fabulous Faux Firecrackers

Festive center pieces your guests will love!

Fabulous Faux Firecrackers - Archadeck of Chicagoland

Patriotic Party Favor Bags

Patriotic party favor bags your guests will be able to use time and again.

Patriotic Party Favor Bags- Archadeck of Chicagoland

4th of July Glow Stick Party Favors

Quick and easy party favors your guests can use during firework celebrations.

Glow Stick Party Favors- Archadeck of Chicagoland

 

Looking for tasty 4th of July recipes?  Click Here!

DIY: Top 8 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s day is just around the corner.  Over the years, your mother has sacrificed, worked tirelessly, and shown you unconditional love.  Show her your appreciation with a thoughtful gift.  Here are eight Mother’s Day gift ideas that are sure to touch her heart.

Tea Cup Herb Planters

Give your mother a lasting gift that will flavor her dishes and brighten her kitchen or deck.

Tea Cup Herb Planters - Archadeck of Chicagoland

 

Bloom a Smile

Smiles are contagious!  This creative gift is sure to make any mother or grandmother grin from ear to ear.

Bloom a Smile - Mothers Day

 

Mommy Survival Kit in a Jar

Perfect for the busy mothers on the go.

Mommy Survival Kit - Mothers Day - Archadeck of Chicagoland

 

Paint Swirl Vases

This easy craft creates a beautiful center piece.  Fill with flowers and bring the outdoors in!

Paint Swirl Vases - Gift Idea - Archadeck of Chicagoland

 

Photo Flower Pots

What better way to showcase the precious little smiles of the children and grandchildren?

Photo Flower Pot - Gift Idea - Archadeck of Chicagoland

 

Spa in a Bag

Mothers that work tirelessly deserve a little spa treatment.

 

Spa In A Bag - Gift Idea - Archadeck of Chicagoland

 

Herb Garden Gift Basket

Everything she needs to start her herb garden all in one basket.

Herb Garden Gift Basket - Archadeck of Chicagoland

 

Footprint Step Stool

Create precious memories with footprints painted on a step stool.  Mothers and Grandmothers will adore this memento.

Footprint Step Stool - Archadeck of Chicagoland

Outdoor Living Gift Ideas

Rain or shine, cold or warm, we at Archadeck enjoy helping you create the outdoor living space of your dreams.  Whether it’s a patio, deck, pergola, or even fun ideas for the great outdoors; we want to help you create the perfect backyard experience.  With Christmas right around the corner, here are a few gift ideas any outdoor living lover will enjoy using all year round!

Christmas Gifts for the Outdoor Living Lover

Top Outdoor Living Trends for 2013

It’s that time of year again.  Spring is just around the corner and it’s time to start designing or decorating your outdoor living space. What are the hottest trends for outdoor living spaces? According to ASLA’s recently published survey, homeowners across the country are investing in fire pits and fireplaces, grills, lighting, decks and patios.

“In this uncertain economy, homeowners want to get more enjoyment out of their yards,” said ASLA Executive Vice President and CEO Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA. “They want attractive outdoor spaces that are both easy to take care of and sustainable.”  Take a look at the complete survey; you just might find a few creative ideas for your own backyard.

See you in the Backyard!