These homeowners in the Historic District of Macon, GA, wanted to update many facets of their property with preservation of its history in mind. Since they enjoy spending time outdoors, tackling the backyard space first was the most logical decision.
Macon Outdoor Living Space Update
As you can see, the original deck was structurally questionable and had seen better days, due to the age and condition of the wood it was unsafe. The design of the stairs required a long descent which is not ideal for children and older adults.
Existing deck before Archadeck of Central GA began the new deck addition.
The homeowners wanted a better design that offered more deck space, a better stair design and most of all, a way to facilitate their upcoming plans to change out one of the back windows to a door. Their hope was for this door to offer deck access.
As a Macon deck builder we were anxious to begin removing the old deck along with designing and building a more attractive and more usable replacement.
These GA homeowners were more than pleased with the outcome of their Macon outdoor living space update
As you can see, Archadeck of Central GA crafted an impressive update for these historic area homeowners.
As an additional benefit, changing the direction of the stairs increased their usable backyard space and more efficiently routed them toward the living area of their backyard. The stairs also featured a landing that eases the transition down the long set of stairs and makes a more comforting descent into the yard.
Outdoor spaces are not just boards and nails, they become the places where family memories will be made; where couples, families and children will spend quality time together being lazy on hot GA days. These moments make families stronger and provide a lifetime of memories.
The new deck was built using pressure treated lumber framing with low maintenance Fiberon Good Life decking in the color Bungalow. Fiberon decking offers an authentic wood look and distinct grain patterns resembling exotic hardwoods.
Fiberon decking is low maintenance and easy to clean. Composite construction prevents splintering, cracking and decay. The three-sided cap layer also resists staining and fading. Fiberon decking has the strength and performance of PVC with the more economical composite core.
You can see in this rendering; the decking was laid on a diagonal orientation which takes special skill and training. Using a diagonal orientation is not only aesthetically appealing, but also adds structural support.
On the landing, you can see the boards are laid in the opposite direction of the top deck. This allows for a visual cue that there is a step down and change of direction. This is done on the landings as well. This is one of the many additional benefits you can expect when working with a professional and experienced deck builder.
A pressure treated railing with a Fiberon Good Life rail cap was used in the same color bringing together the deck and railings ever so nicely.
This Macon deck builder is an expert in updating decks on vintage homes resulting in an easier permit process.
Archadeck of Central GA’s design team prepared a 3D rendering of these homeowners' new deck. Not only does it provide an exciting way for the homeowners and builder to make sure they are on the same page, but it also helps with permitting.
Updating decks on vintage homes requires a skilled designer. This home located within Macon’s historic district required any deck go through the proper channels for approval. Since this design is so detailed, the rendering cut down on the time it usually takes to get approval.
Archadeck of Central GAdoes everything to the utmost professionalism when getting approvals, whether it is for an HOA, county, or district. We want to streamline the process for the client so their brand-new deck can be built and they are enjoying their new backyard without delay.
Do you own a vintage home that needs an updated outdoor living space?Contact Archadeck of Central GA to breathe new life into your backyard space and bring it into the 21st century.
Stephen Denton, owner, Archadeck of Central GA.