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2023 Is A Doubly Good Year For Archadeck Of Akron As It Brings Home Two Design Excellence Awards

Design Excellence Award #1 For Q3 2023 – Combination Space

Being recognized for excellence by your professional peers in the design and construction of outdoor living spaces is exceptional, because it not only validates your expertise and skills, but it also opens up opportunities for career growth, personal satisfaction, and industry influence.

awards winner decks

What’s more, it reflects a high level of competence and dedication to your profession, which has a most positive impact on your career and reputation.

With that being said, Archadeck of Akron franchisee, chief designer and team leader Patrick Sluss, was honored for outstanding outdoor living projects for the third quarter of 2023.

A True Outdoor Living Space Cinderella Transformation Story

It took vision and creative skill in changing this aged, wooden second story deck into a functional and visual masterpiece.

3 seasons deck

Cascading down the left side of the newly constructed project, you can’t help but notice the elegant curvature of the white spindle spiral aluminum staircase that leads from the elevated 3 season room onto the lower shaded patio space. The contrasting treads on the spiral staircase are TimberTech Pro Reserve composite decking in the color Antique Leather – which mirrors the 3 season room flooring.

spiral staircase

On the opposite side of the secluded al fresco dining suite with six chairs, you’ll enjoy discovering a circular deep-toned paver patio area starring a generously-sized gas-burning fire pit filled with ice blue crystals, where brightly colored flames dance virtually every evening after the sun sets and the temperature lowers for the day.

A Foundation For Years Of Outdoor Living Leisure And Functionality

As you continue to the left of the new patio constructed with Unilock Beacon Hill Smooth pavers, you appreciate the visual impact of the geometrically shaped rectangular pavers that boast a smooth hardscape surface with its sleek, modern look.

Unilock’s versatile palette of colors, textures and European-inspired styles help to create the ultimate custom combination outdoor living space. Unilock pavers lead the industry with proprietary technologies, ensuring that your paver and wall projects will provide many years of enjoyment.


Also worth mentioning is that with a variety of textures, Unilock delivers pavers ranging from two to as much as four times the strength of concrete. This means you can mix and match products to create your own design, while having the peace of mind that Unilock pavers will last a lifetime, creating patio perfection.

Above It All, A 3 Season Room That Doubles As An Enclosed Outdoor Living Room

Designed and built for year round living, overlooking a richly textured landscape of trees, is a second story space enclosed with Sunspace windows, to extend enjoyment of the outdoors without common annoyances like wind, rain, insects, and harmful UV rays. More importantly, they add dramatic beauty, comfort, and style to this multi-functional space while increasing its value.

Notice how the track window upper panels and the clear tempered glass knee wall windows give the family an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the backyard from inside their 3 season room.

3 season room

As the seasons change, comfort is not compromised as Infratech infrared heaters provide cozy warmth when desired.

As for architectural design details, the family loves the dreamy gable roof with Sunspace windows in the open gable. The overhead ceiling is pine with a whitewashed finish to accent the shiplap on the 3-season room walls.

Design Excellence Award #2 For Q3 2023 – Project Under $35,000

They say that you can’t put a price on exceptional quality, but at a price point under $35,000, this deck transformation into a covered porch is solid gold.


“Practically” Perfect In Every Way

The perfect placement … in the perfect size … in a perfect blend of materials and colors … topped perfectly with a roof interior ceiling … what more could one ask for?

The Archadeck of Akron team removed the pergola cover that was originally atop the deck, and our expert Akron porch builder added posts to adequately support the new gable roof.

back yard deck

The gable roof porch design facilitates the downward flow of gentle rainfall to keep family and guests inside the porch dry and comfortable when the weather decides to change at a moment’s notice.

It's The Details That Add Up To Outdoor Living Bliss

As you can see, the new roof cover features gable end post and beam details that add to the tailored architectural aesthetic of the space.

Our construction team used V-groove wood on the interior ceiling and added lighting and a ceiling fan to deliver creature comforts so the family can enjoy the space long into the evening, adding enhanced value to the time spent there.

interior covered porch

Speaking of architecture, we even matched the shingles to those of the existing home – giving the new porch that “it’s always been there” appeal which is one of our Archadeck hallmarks.

What is important to note is that although this quaint project may not be as expansive as some, it is just what the homeowner wanted and befits the rear landscape – well – perfectly.

The Perfect Fit For Your Outdoor Living Wants, Needs And Desires

Patrick Sluss, and his team of deck, porch and outdoor combination space experts, realize that homeowner clients are more likely to trust the quality of their work and recommendations when they know that they have been recognized by their peers for excellence. This trust leads to better client relationships and referrals.

To that end, if you want to enjoy an in-depth complimentary design consultation for your outdoor living home improvement, call them at 330-537-6412 – or simply click this link to connect with them right now.

Patrick Sluss, owner Archadeck of Akron.