Some people derive their inspiration for a home improvement from home improvement or DIY shows on cable. Others are big fans of magazines like Southern Living or Home and Garden and look to their features and layouts for new ideas to try. Sometimes the spark for a new project comes from visiting the homes of friends and neighbors. When that happens, you usually don’t want to copy the feature detail for detail, but to personalized it and put the stamp of your own personality on it.
These homeowners in Winston-Salem wanted to replace/upgrade their old deck and upgrade it with a large pergola. They had some great ideas about how their project could better suit their home and lifestyle. Archadeck Piedmont Triad worked closely with them to design and implement a finished Winston Salem deck project that is a wonderful twist on the pergola concept that you don’t see in every back yard.
This pressure treated pine deck has a small open area for grilling or sunning that tails off to bench steps on one side. The main area is covered by a pergola attached to the rear of the home. The pergola is topped with a polycarbonate roof which offers the fabulous combination of some shade, some sun, some UV protection and almost total protection from the rain. The cover also made it easy for us to install a tropical-inspired ceiling fan. It’s a deck that has the feeling of a covered porch. It’s just delightful.
Black powder coated aluminum rails along the perimeter maintain the feeling of openness in the space. The rails harmonize nicely with the lawn furniture the couple selected for their relaxation space and the rails provide a clear line-of-sight into the luxurious green lawn behind the house. A second bench stair step offers quick access to the back yard.
Another very classy detail of this project are the Doric columns the customer chose to support the pergola. Pergolas originate from the Mediterranean region so the column design from the same architectural background creates an aesthetically harmonious effect. The decking laid at opposite angles also looks very elegant. Everywhere you look, there are clean lines that are visually pleasing. The flow of air and the movement of family and guests from yard to deck to home is very free and easy.
Building season has already started in the Winston Salem and Greensboro areas. 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.