It isn’t often that an outdoor living space delivers on all the key elements of what makes outdoor living so enjoyable. Our most recent project in the Wildewood community in East Columbia, SC, contains all the structures homeowners crave when they imagine the outdoor living space of their dreams. Each structure within can be enjoyed singularly, but when combined they create a total outdoor living environment.
As discussed in a previous post — “The outdoor living structure combination is a trend with proven staying power here in Central SC”— the draw towards outdoor living space combinations persists because they are multifunctional and versatile. Combining different structures is a clear way to define separate areas within outdoor living zones as opposed to using one singular space to carry out all your desired functions. This Wildewood project is the perfect example of putting this concept into action.
This combination design consists of a low-maintenance deck, covered porch, stamped concrete patio, outdoor kitchen, and a fire pit! Let’s explore the dynamics and benefits of each structure and how they work together within the space:
Covered Porch — Conveniently located just off the rear of the home, and easily accessible to the home’s interior living areas, lies the covered porch addition. The porch features an open and airy open gable design with a rustic exposed rafter ceiling. The porch floor is a continuation of the beautiful AZEK decking used for the deck and features a parting board for added drama and aesthetics.
Spacious Deck — Located just off the covered porch is the spacious low-maintenance deck. As mentioned above, the deck features AZEK decking, which is scratch and stain-resistant, impervious to insects, mold, and mildew, and is a breeze to keep clean! Custom built-in bench seating adds valuable seating space and visual interest and helps define the boundaries of the space.
Outdoor Kitchen — The outdoor kitchen and grill area sits conveniently at the end of the deck. It includes a grill, food preparation area, and workspace with under cabinet storage. The placement of the kitchen makes entertaining a pleasure as it is easily within reach of the deck, porch, and patio areas as well as being a stone’s throw away from the interior kitchen door.
Patio and Fire Pit — Located just off the deck, the patio is constructed of stamped concrete and features a stone retaining wall. The retaining wall doubles as a cozy seating wall to enjoy the patio’s integrated fire pit. Form and function creatively mingle as the curves of the fire pit are mimicked throughout the entire design, from the curved stone wall bordering the patio to the curved built-in bench on the deck.
Outdoor living combinations such as this project in Wildewood can be used all together or as separate rooms– each room a vignette of beauty and function. The most wonderful part of our outdoor living combination designs is that two or more outdoor spaces can function as one large design making harmony an important element of the design.
The Archadeck of Central SC team – Mike Reu, Marshall Reu and Tucker Reu
If you are interested in learning more about creating a multi-purpose outdoor living oasis in your own backyard through the combination of two, three, or even four or more outdoor structures, contact Archadeck of Central SC today. You can reach us by phone at (803) 784-1566 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.