If you want a new outdoor living space and are trying to decide between a deck and a patio, we have a question for you. Why not both? Our Archadeck of Columbus clients who have added deck and patio combinations have not regretted making that decision. We can scale it up to design a deluxe, two-part outdoor space with all the bells and whistles, or stick with the basics. Even a simple deck and paver patio combo more than doubles the functionality of your outdoor space, compared to a single deck OR patio.
Benefits of Having a Deck Patio Combo
Double your space, double your fun! The first benefit of adding a patio to your deck or a deck to your patio is having more finished space to enjoy outdoors. You can invite more guests! Does your family practically live outdoors in the summer? If you are relaxing and grilling and dining and entertaining outdoors all summer long, you may need more than one outdoor living structure.
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While you could double your outdoor space by building a bigger deck or a bigger patio, having one of each gives you a nice aesthetic balance. Some yin for your yang. There’s something visually appealing about a two-part outdoor space that nudges you toward an increase in possibilities. The deck and patio combination somehow adds up to more than the sum of its parts.
Many homeowners like to use the deck for one purpose and the patio for another. Maybe you’d like to grill on your patio and dine on the deck. When you have guests, they can join you on the deck with their beverages while you tend the grill. After dinner, you can all gather around a fire pit on your paver patio. When the children are playing in the yard, a seat on the patio can bring you closer to the action. On the other hand, a spot on the deck may be the perfect retreat.
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Looking for Deck and Patio Combo Ideas?
Interested in a custom, low-maintenance outdoor living space? A composite or PVC deck and paver patio combination is the ultimate low-maintenance combo for homeowners looking for more enjoyment and less maintenance. As your Columbus OH TimberTech deck builder, we understand the appeal of low-maintenance decking. Whether you choose TimberTech composite decking or AZEK capped polymer boards, you know that new deck is going to look great for a long time. Now, pair it with a Unilock paver patio for the ideal low-maintenance combination. Yes, many homeowners are surprised to learn that a paver patio is considered a low-maintenance surface.
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How about adding some shade to your patio and deck combination? Shade is a crowd-pleaser on sunny days. Most homeowners don’t think of a deck or patio as having a shade cover, but that doesn’t deter us. We can design a shade cover such as a roof or covered pergola over part of your outdoor living space and leave a portion uncovered. You know there will always be cooler days when you will crave the warmth of the sun as you sit outdoors. So let’s design your deck and patio combination with both – a shady respite from the sun and a sun-drenched setting for cooler days. Besides, you need an open space where you can sit and look up at the stars, too!
If your property is sloped, your custom design options may include a multi-level outdoor living space. A popular design features a deck on one level and patio on another, connected by steps, but we can make it even more interesting. Can you picture an elevated deck with stairs down to a paver patio on two levels? When we incorporate retaining walls into your hardscape design, with a few wide steps flowing from one patio level to another, the results will be stunning. Let your imagination run free, because if you can dream it up, we can build it.
Are you ready to move forward with a new custom deck and patio combination at your home? There is no charge for our design consultation, and videoconferencing is an option. Contact Archadeck of Columbus today to get started!
The Archadeck of Columbus team.