It’s not uncommon to like many features about your home, but to want to do a just little more with a part of it or to make a change or an upgrade in a favorite area. That was the case with one of our customers who lives a little northeast of Greensboro, out in the country. They had an existing outdoor living area that they enjoyed for many years. Part of the reason they chose this home was its proximity to a peaceful wooded area where they could relax on quiet evenings. The yard included a walkway and covered deck, but they thought their yard had some unrealized potential.
At the recommendation of some neighbors, Archadeck Piedmont Triad came out to the site to take a look at the existing deck and walkway structures to assess them for safety and to talk with the customers about their vision for the upgraded yard. We worked together and came up with this dynamic, multi-use wrap-around Greensboro deck. The owners liked having a place underneath the deck where they could keep their mower conveniently close, but still out of the elements. We gave them that and used solid board skirting to keep the “secret” storage spot looking sharp from the road.
Our clients also enjoy watching the ever-changing population of birds migrating through the Winston-Salem area. The hummingbird feeder was one of the first things to go up on the new porch, adjacent to a covered area that hosts rocking chairs for reading or observing the birds and other local wildlife in almost any weather. The covered section is also handy for grilling when the weather turns unexpectedly wet: still plenty of ventilation, but dry during all but the worst of storms.
We included some architectural details to add engaging visual aspects to the open area where the family will do most of their eating and entertaining. The flooring radiates out from the home on opposing angles that draw your eyes out into the yard. The thin, black spindles on the railing are designed not to distract from or obscure the wilderness view. The white vinyl wrap on the support columns and and the rails visually integrate the new construction with the trim on the existing home and three faux stone columns help to unify the deck to the yard. The deck is both a physical and a visual bridge between the yard and home.
Country dark is nothing like city dark. Our customers can easily choose when they want to dance by the light of the moon and stars or when they want a little electric boost to help them see the deck or stairs. They just flip on the lights we built in at strategic intervals along the railing. These lights could easily be configured to a timer as well.
Building season has already started in the Winston Salem area. Start your outdoor living project now so that it will be in place for summer. If you are interested in learning about how our quality built structures can turn your house into a home, contact Archadeck of The Piedmont Triad. Call us today for a free consultation (336) 664 – 1332, firstname.lastname@example.org.