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A brand new home gets a brand new deck in Galena, OH!

At Archadeck of Columbus, we are noticing a trend in new home builds. In years past, we have transformed many a builder-grade patio or deck into a custom outdoor living space. More recently, we are finding that many new homes do not include outdoor spaces at all, but don’t worry!

We began with a grand new home, and a completely blank backyard slate for these Galena, Ohio, residents! These homeowners knew that making their new home their own would include giving it a usable outdoor living area for entertaining and private relaxation. Archadeck of Columbus was called upon to discern their specific requirements, and fashion a brand new space to accommodate. Enter, an elevated, low-maintenance deck!

Custom elevated deck with white railing and staircase
— Galena OH low-maintenance deck by Archadeck of Columbus.

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The request was simple, really. Turn a “nothing” space into a “something” space. We got to work, designing a custom elevated composite deck for these Galena homeowners. The decision not to build a ground level deck was two-fold. First and foremost, porches and decks should always be built to accommodate the main living level of the home. Secondly, the elevated deck provides a covered space over the walk-out basement, which could either be utilized for storage of outdoor items, or have a patio added later.

Custom deck with white railing and staircase
— The deck creates covered storage, or space to add a covered patio in the future.


We used TimberTech Tropical Decking in Amazon Mist for the deck, landing, and stair to match the home’s siding. Our TimberTech decks offer total low-maintenance benefits, along with gorgeous finish choices. These new homeowners will spend many years enjoying their deck, with absolutely no yearly upkeep with sanding, staining, or painting.

Dining area and lounge area on deck
— Beautiful and low-maintenance TimberTech deck by Archadeck of Columbus.

Adding to the low-maintenance value of the deck, are the beautiful, stark white aluminum powder-coated deck railings. We trimmed out the fascia of this deck with white Fypon PVC trim, matching the home’s windows and trim, as well as the deck railings.

Deck staircase detail
— Low-maintenance powder coated aluminum railings.

Blank slate backyards lend themselves to the perfect outdoor living design!

Don’t be let down when you realize your new home doesn’t include an outdoor living space. Builders do not usually take the additional time, or spend the money to build outdoor living areas, and that’s okay! Outdoor living is individualized. Would you rather have a space of your choosing, or be stuck with a builder-grade deck that doesn’t give you what you need?

Old backyard without deck
— No deck at your new home? No worries!

Archadeck of Columbus will custom-tailor your new deck, porch, or patio to your specific needs. Don’t fear that blank backyard space – we have many options, and we are ready to build the outdoor living area of your dreams!

Are you looking for an outdoor living building and design firm that will totally transform your builder-grade outdoor living amenities, or lack thereof, into a custom deck? If so, please give us a call today at (740) 265-3905.

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