Think Outdoor Living is Reserved for Warm Weather? Think Again.

Jamestown NC outdoor living combination structures

Outdoor living combination space in Jamestown Meadows.

There is a common misconception among many homeowners that outdoor living spaces are reserved for warm weather enjoyment. However, here at Archadeck of the Piedmont Triad we realize this is certainly not the case. With the right design and the right components, outdoor living enjoyment is possible when it’s 100 degrees in the shade or when there’s a foot of snow on the ground. Today’s savvy homeowner thinks beyond solely having a backyard deck or porch.  By looking at the whole picture and working closely with a professional design and build team you can have an open air space along with a conditioned space allowing you to have your cake and eat it too!

This is what is known as an outdoor living combination, (aka an outdoor living environment). It is centered around the idea of having 2 or more outdoor living structures that act as one outdoor living room. The design of the space is carefully used to connect these structures so they flow as one entity.


Combination projects are a great way to create space for more versatility and enjoyment, and by combining structures you can appoint different areas within them for different purposes. During the initial consultation with our clients, one of the first questions we ask  is “how do you intend to use the space?” Without getting the answer to this important question, the design won’t be as good as it can be. Though the answer varies with each client, from cooking and entertaining to sunbathing, birdwatching and relaxing, they all address the way a particular client wants to live outdoors. For many of our clients, their outdoor living spaces need to be multifunctional. If this is the case for you, We will create a space that unifies and defines separate spaces for different functions.


Outdoor living combination in Belews Landing.

Many of our clients have chosen combination outdoor living spaces, including a deck with a screened porch, Eze Breeze outdoor room, or patio with an outdoor kitchen, etc. Here are some examples of combination outdoor living space projects taken from our portfolio:

Good things come in 3’s in Clemmons, NC:

This outdoor living combination in the Belews Landing community of Clemmons includes a super versatile Eze Breeze three season room that opens onto a stunning AZEK deck with overhead custom pergola.

The biggest benefit of this layout is that each structure within can be enjoyed singularly, but when combined they create a total outdoor living environment. Boasting an open-air space perfect for grilling, outdoor dining and soaking in the sun and a protected space delivering panoramic views of the outdoors with a 4-track window system allowing you to open the windows 25%, 50% or 75%. The vinyl windows we use in our Eze Breeze rooms are clear, strong and easy to clean.

Oak Valley outdoor oasis by Archadeck of the Piedmont TriadAn oasis in Oak Valley:

This masterful outdoor living combination in the Oak Valley neighborhood of Winston Salem includes a spacious multi-level deck with integrated lower level bench seating, custom pergola and more. Archadeck of the Piedmont Triad redesigned this homeowners aging wood deck and redecked it with low-maintenance AZEK decking. The space also includes an outdoor kitchen/grilling area with bar serving/dining area and an aluminum pergola. You can read the details of this amazing project in our article titled These Oak Valley Homeowners are living the outdoor living dream come true courtesy of Archadeck of the Piedmont Triad.

Winston Salem Oak Valley outdoor living combination with asian inspired touches

As you can clearly see from these project images, outdoor living combinations can be used as separate rooms, or vignettes, of beauty and function. Whether it’s a pairing of two or more outdoor structures, our keen eye for design will give you a space that functions as one large, cohesive design.


If you are interested in learning more about creating a multi-purpose outdoor living oasis in your own backyard, contact Archadeck of the Piedmont Triad today. Our consultation is free, but the design we can create for you is priceless. Call us today at (336) 664 – 1332 or send us an email at