Looking for a unique deck design? From colors to materials to amenities, explore creative design elements with your local deck builder, Archadeck of Chicagoland.
Mother Nature offers the best design inspiration, so look no further than your backyard when planning your outdoor living space. Bold colors beautifully accent blended neutral tones while countless textures tease your senses. Pulling design ideas from these earthy elements helps you create a natural looking space that complements both your home and yard. We did just that with this unique deck design.
By incorporating both wood and composite materials we were able to create a stunning multi-colored deck design. The main deck areas are constructed with natural wood, beautifully stained to pull in accenting colors from the yard. The surrounding border you see is a double picture frame. Continue reading “How to Create a Unique Deck Design”
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.
Everything you need to know about wood and low maintenance decking before you build your project.
Choosing wood or low maintenance materials (such as TimberTech or AZEK) for your deck is a matter of personal preference. Before making your decision, there are a few questions you should ask yourself.
How much are you planning to invest in your deck or outdoor living space?
How long do you plan to live in your current home?
How much maintenance or upkeep are you comfortable with?
How do you plan to use the space and how can that affect your deck boards?
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.
We have earned the service industry-coveted 2012 Angie’s List Super Service Award, an honor awarded annually to approximately 5 percent of all the companies rated on Angie’s List, the nation’s leading provider of consumer reviews on local service companies.
It truly is a privilege to be awarded the Angie’s List Super Service Award for the second year in a row. The award reflects how our passion for outdoor living shines through as we strive to provide the best customer service and highest quality work for our community. As our company has grown, we have maintained our commitment to our customers in the Chicagoland area without losing the values, quality and customer service that the Archadeck name has come to represent over the years.
“It’s a select group of companies rated on Angie’s List that can claim the exemplary customer service record of being a Super Service Award winner,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “Our standards for the Super Service Award are quite high. The fact that Archadeck of Chicagoland earned this recognition speaks volumes about its dedication providing great service to its customers.”
Angie’s List Super Service Award 2012 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, including earning a minimum number of reports, an excellent rating from their customers and abiding by Angie’s List operational guidelines.
Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality. Members can find the 2012 Super Service Award logo next to company names in search results on AngiesList.com.
Angie’s List helps consumers have happy transactions with local service professionals in more than 550 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to health care. More than 1.5 million paid households use Angie’s List to gain unlimited access to local ratings, exclusive discounts, the Angie’s List magazine, and the Angie’s List complaint resolution service.
When you buy something at the store you see the finished product. When you order something online you see a picture of the finished product. When you hire a contractor, you won’t see the finished product until the project is built.
Buying from a contractor means trusting someone. Trusting they will build what you expect. Trusting they understand what you expect . How can a homeowner be comfortable they are choosing the right contractor for their project? How do they know who to trust? In the next few blogs I am going to share some ideas that may help homeowners know what to look for and how to select the right contractor.
The first area to consider is experience and background. How much experience does the contractor have with your type of project? Some contractors try to do all types of construction but there are subtle differences in materials and design that affect the outcome of each construction project. For example, our company specializes in outdoor living projects; decks, screen porches, sunrooms, patios, and pergolas for shade. we know all the details to make these types of projects fit your home perfectly. However, I know the basics to remodel a kitchen; but if we did one there would be a dozen little issues that just did not look right. If a company has done at least 100 projects in a category they have probably learned the nuances that insure the project will look right.
What is their background & history? The Better Business Bureau or Angies List are great places to learn how the contractor treats other clients. Speaking to references can tell you a great deal, especially if the contractor does not have a list ready and organized. This is a question we are asked all the time. If a contractor is not prepared for it, then how well will they prepare for your project?
How quickly they response as well as the quality of their response are key indicators of how they will perform for your project. Are they on time? Do they ask questions to help you avoid mistakes? Do they listen to you and understand your priorities? Do they commit to follow up and more importantly do they fulfill those commitments? If the contractor falls short before you sign a contract, they will certainly fall short during the project. Everyone is at their best when they are trying to make a good impression and earn your business.
In an upcoming blog I will talk about the design process and how to insure that the details you expect are included in your project.
Mullen Advertising has teamed up with Twitter to bring us Brand Bowl 2010, a social media equivalent of an indoor tailgate party for those who will not be celebrating America’s favorite pastime in their outdoor living spaces this year.
The idea of watching the Super Bowl from your outdoor living space sounds like a strange idea, you may think, but it’s not.
I can custom design and build your family a 4-season sunroom that will be affordable, functional and fabulous all year long — especially for watching weekend football in comfort.
With energy-efficient wrap around windows, French doors leading to your deck or patio, and a fireplace to warm your minds and bodies on cooler days, Archadeck of Chicagoland can create the relaxation retreat of your dreams.