If you haven’t worked with Archadeck of Akron yet and you aren’t quite convinced we stand out in the crowd, this story is for you. “The Archadeck Difference” affects our working relationship with our clients in several ways, always to the client’s benefit.
In the case of this Akron, OH, front entryway, our comprehensive needs analysis helped the homeowners re-evaluate the project they consulted us for. They initially called us to explore adding a new deck to the front of their home. As we studied the situation, it appeared that a deck wasn’t necessarily what they needed at the front of their home.
Archadeck Brings Value by Listening to You
Does it sound like we twisted the client’s arm or talked them out of the deck they wanted? That would not be an accurate description of the situation. The Archadeck design consultant simply spent some extra time with the homeowners talking about what kind of project they wanted – and why. Would a new deck in this location enhance their enjoyment of the home? Was the front of this house the ideal place for a recreational outdoor space?
Please don’t misunderstand. As a professional custom deck builder, Archadeck of Akron does not object, in principle, to adding a deck onto the front of your home. Your home’s floor plan may offer a desirable traffic flow from the inside out to a front deck. The layout of this home, however, did not work effectively with a front deck. Our design consultant asked the homeowners the right questions. And we listened.
Archadeck, Your Akron Deck Builder – and More Than a Deck Builder
Most deck builders would have been poised to build these clients another deck, no questions asked. Archadeck of Akron is different in that we offer much more. Out-of-the-box, innovative, forward-thinking ideas are part of who we are.
When we met the clients for their design consultation, we offered insight and suggestions. It appeared that other types of structures could meet their needs. We presented the idea of replacing their deck with a hardscape paver sidewalk and custom front entry landing. A traditional entryway with an attractive hardscape landing would speak to their needs and achieve the look they had in mind.
At Archadeck of Akron, our extensive experience in all kinds of outdoor construction projects gives us the ability to go beyond what the client is thinking. We are keen on listening carefully and offering ideas. We’re in a position to offer professional advice and opinions. Isn’t that why you want a professional to design your outdoor living space?
Archadeck Custom Design Enhances Curb Appeal
We removed the existing deck, which was awkwardly placed on the house to begin with, and replaced it with an attractive front entrance. Using Unilock pavers, we created a landing outside the home’s front door and a sidewalk from the driveway to the landing. It’s a clean, streamlined design that opens up the space in a way a deck could not.
With a row of pavers along the front of the home, too, we marked off beds for shrubs or flowers. Before long, the homeowners will have an attractive softscape to complement their new hardscape entryway.
This unusual home improvement project illustrates that Archadeck of Akron is more than just a deck builder. We’re more than a patio or porch builder, too. We are YOUR custom outdoor living space builder. Give us a try!
Let Archadeck of Akron help you determine what kind of outdoor living structure would best meet your needs. We’ll custom design the perfect project for your home and build it with craftsmanship you’ll be proud to show off. To get started, just call. You can contact Archadeck of Akron today at (330) 537-6412.
Patrick Sluss, owner Archadeck of Akron