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The Extreme Outdoor Living Home Makeover, Double Edition

What to do … what to do?

This Cat Mountain family had been enjoying a two-level deck for years; but sadly it was originally constructed from wood and was badly in need of repair.before




The solution? An extreme deck makeover for the better led by Jim Schallon at Archadeck of Austin.

A Total Two Level Deck Transformation Keeping The Original Spirit, But Elevating It To A Whole New Level

After the original structure was removed, our team went to work with an enhanced design, increasing the top deck in size for more space for morning coffee, leisure, and relaxation.

outdoor living area on double deck

To create this reborn low maintenance double decker deck, we chose AZEK Harvest decking from the TimberTech family of low maintenance deck building materials.

deck details

Meticulously engineered to last for years, its composition is all-plastic PVC, and these resilient deck boards have a tough shell that is resistant to mold, spills, and fading. The natural woodgrain texture provides superior traction and a natural wood feel, and is available in Slate Gray, Brownstone, and Kona. For this installation, we chose a combination of Brownstone for the richer, warmer hues it possesses and Kona for its dark brown textured vibrancy.

finished under deck

From the lower deck, a glance up reveals that the upper deck frame is now painted and finished, yielding a luxuriously cohesive and clean look.

Surrounded In Basic Black For Simple Elegance And High Style

To clearly define its space – and to protect family and friends while enjoying this new outdoor living space – we enclosed the perimeter of both levels with Fortress aluminum railing in sand black – a classic favorite.

iron railing stairs

Never a barrier to your vision while enjoying the vista of your backyard and beyond, Fortress is one of the strongest brands in the railing industry because they always push to the leading-edge. From commercial, code tested products, to diverse residential styles, Fortress is a category creator. It's evident in their complete line of railing solutions for Outdurable Living.

fortress rail

Fortress’ collection of products is built on the strength of more than 40 years of innovation. They offer endless options, custom solutions, and unparalleled support which Archadeck favors in many of our custom deck designs. So whether you’re looking for aluminum, iron, or a different aesthetic entirely, you can feel secure in your choice. With Fortress, your imagination won’t be boxed in.

The Upper Deck Designed To Broadcast Stunning Views Of The Colorado River

Flowing on the western side of the Continental Divide, the Colorado River has been called the America Nile. Its 1,400 miles make it the fifth longest river in the United States. A magnificent natural wonder, the Colorado River flows right through the heart of Austin, Texas. Dammed in two different spots, it forms Lake Austin and Lady Bird Lake. It is by far the most prominent natural feature in the Texas capital. There is a plethora of ways to enjoy the lake and the stunning scenery that surrounds it – and this lucky family has a front row seat right outside their door.

outdoor living space

Improve Your Outlook On Life, And Spend More Quality Time In Your Backyard

Whatever vista is just outside your door, savor it with the best decks and outdoor living structure available anywhere in the greater Austin area. For more information, click here for a complimentary design consultation.

Jim Schallon, lead designer Archadeck of Austin

Jim Schallon, lead designer Archadeck of Austin.