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Graduation parties are better in an Archadeck outdoor living space

Will you be hosting a graduation party at your Charlotte area home this year? Outdoor parties are always better on an Archadeck of Charlotte deck, porch, or patio. See these great ideas for a memorable outdoor celebration!

Senior year is a busy time, filled with final year activities, planning, and festivities. The proverbial icing on the cake, the official closing of your child’s high school career, is a great, friend-filled graduation party. It marks the end of many years of hard work and determination and the beginning of summer before they leave for college. Archadeck of Charlotte has designed and built thousands of custom outdoor entertaining spaces over the years. What do our wonderful outdoor living designs have to offer graduation party hosts and their guests?

Custom outdoor kitchen trex deck and pergola
Composite deck and custom pergola with built-in grill and dining space for entertaining

The standard protocol for outdoor parties is that grilling is done outside, and the remaining food prep takes place indoors. Not so with a custom outdoor kitchen, however! Archadeck of Charlotte has built many outdoor kitchens, complete with refrigeration, warming drawers, and sinks, along with built-in grilling and smoking stations. With a custom outdoor living design, you can store cold food and drinks, prepare and serve all hot foods, and do a full clean-up in one space! This poolside patio with a covered outdoor kitchen is a perfect example of a complete outdoor entertaining design.

Custom stone facade outdoor kitchen
Cook, Serve, store, and clean up for your party in a custom outdoor kitchen

One of the most popular outdoor living designs we build is a screened porch and deck combination. Even without an outdoor kitchen, these combination spaces are very accommodating. With the screened porch built to easily access the indoor kitchen space, as well as the grilling space on the deck, the porch becomes a perfect central dining area for your graduate and party guests. Added patio space will further accommodate tables, chairs, snack and refreshment stations, a dance floor, or serve just about any entertainment use you can think of!

Custom screened porch deck and pool patio
Cook inside, grill outside and dine on the screened porch or patio

No graduation party is complete without a selection of confections and delectable sugary treats! Fire pits are not only great spaces to gather for conversation but offer themselves up perfectly for a s’mores station set-up. Set up tables with skewers, marshmallows, chocolates, graham crackers, cookies, and any other s’mores accouterments you can think of. Include moist towelettes, so sticky fingers don’t find themselves inside! Expansive custom patios with fire pits offer a multitude of uses for outdoor parties. Set up a cornhole game, dining space, and an area for lounge chair relaxation – you will need it!

Add landscape lighting if your party will extend through dark hours.

Custom lakeside patio and fire pit
Gather with friends, celebrate, make conversation and s’mores

Custom decks are a specialty at Archadeck of Charlotte. Multi-level composite decks are great for hosting parties, offering many uses and easy clean-up. This multi-level deck is a great representation of its variety of entertainment options. You can designate each deck level a different use or activity – dining on top, lounging and visiting in the middle, and hot tubbing on the lower. This design also includes a pergola, which would look great adorned with party décor, including string lighting!

Add deck lighting for the safety of your party guests after dark.

Custom deck patio and pergola with hot tub
Multi-level composite deck with areas for dining, relaxing and using the hot tub

Are you ready to discuss building a custom outdoor entertaining space for your Charlotte area home? Give us a call for a free design consultation at (704) 850-6104and a Design Consultant will contact you promptly.