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How To Transform A Simple Backyard Stoop Into An Absolutely Stupendous Outdoor Living Oasis

The lesson here is when the genie in the magic bottle grants you just one wish, make sure it’s a good one – jam packed with everything you could possibly want.

columbus outdoor living combination space

Living proof is this Columbus, Ohio, backyard that originally had virtually nothing except for a meager wood staircase leading out from the interior kitchen. Take a look at this amazing before and after:





Archadeck Of Columbus Creates An Outstanding And Versatile Design For A Backyard That Checks All The Boxes

The key words for this backyard transformation wish list were as follows:

1. Low maintenance deck

2. Spacious paver patio

3. Chef’s outdoor kitchen

4. Architectural pergola with privacy wall

5. Flagstone and pebble pathway

6. Maximize a narrow and long backyard area

This overview chronicles how Archadeck local owner and operator, Rob Mitchell, and his expert deck building team pulled out all the stops to check all the boxes.

Space Limitations Yield Unlimited Outdoor Living Functionality Proving The Axiom That Sometimes Less Can Be More

The right rear of this Columbus, Ohio, home provided the footprint for the first phase of this backyard reinvention. Perfectly proportioned to make the most of the functionally available usable area, we designed and installed a low maintenance deck using TimberTech Edge composite sustainably smart decking in the color Coconut Husk.

Columbus Timbertech Deck Builders

Many of our Columbus outdoor living space clients don’t want to stain their deck every year and with low-maintenance TimberTech decking, they never have to. Today, we are fortunate to have a wide variety of synthetic decking materials that look very similar to wood but never require staining nor any annual maintenance. The only maintenance they require is using a sponge or hose to remove anything you would remove from your indoor floors, such as an impromptu food spill. Otherwise, outdoor debris that’s tracked onto the deck surface can easily be removed with a garden hose or perhaps with a sponge and water.

alternate view of timbertech deck in columbus oh

To clearly outline the perimeter of the new virtually carefree deck, our team installed a stunning horizontally intricate Trex Signature Rod Rail in black, to accent and contrast the Coconut Husk finish of the deck.

Columbus Timbertech Deck with Trex Signature Rod Rail

With effortless style and exceptional strength, Trex Signature Railing is the epitome of low maintenance outdoor railings with a touch of modern simplicity and elegant sophistication. This powder-coated aluminum rail resists fading and corrosion, backed by the Trex 25-year Limited Warranty.

Pathways That Lead To Many Places And Spaces Of Outdoor Pleasure

To navigate the newly transformed backyard, we installed a pathway consisting of Mexican beach pebbles with an inset Castle Gray pattern of flagstone steppers. It’s stunning to look at, while being incredibly functional, to facilitate rainfall drainage from the patio surface.

The spacious paver patio was built using Unilock Beacon Hill flagstone in Granite Fusion with a distinctive Charcoal accent border.

Mexican Beach Pebbles with An Inset Castle Gray Pattern of Flagstone Steps

Here’s What’s Cooking In The New Backyard Outdoor Living Space

With a totally transformed backyard, it only made sense to duplicate the functionality of the interior kitchen into the great outdoors. The new feature-rich outdoor kitchen area features a built-in grill, trash can and a 2-drawer cabinet. The kitchen was built using Dutch Quality stone in Kentucky Blend Limestone.

custom outdoor kitchen on timbertech deck in columbus

Sometimes Wide Open Outdoor Spaces Need An Intimate Area For Privacy

With the extreme right side of the backyard property line being fully fenced with a vertical wood slat barrier, the family wanted a modicum of privacy for the open area on the left side of the yard.

Columbus Timbertech Deck with privacy screen and outdoor kitchen

The solution? This perfectly tailored privacy wall comprised of horizontal rough-hewn cedar – the ultimate crowning touch for this uniquely inventive outdoor paradise.

We are proud to design and install custom outdoor living luxuries throughout the greater Columbus area. Just ask our clients in these area neighborhoods:




Canal Winchester


Commercial Point






Grove City




Lewis Center





Milford Center

Mount Sterling

New Albany




Plain City






West Jefferson


Just to name a few …

Exceptional Outdoor Living Space Designs And Solutions For Any Columbus Backyard

With Archadeck, the sky’s the limit for form and function, even if your backyard real estate has its physical size limitations. Our expert deck building team is a master at creating outdoor living solutions that deliver the experiences our clients are looking for.

To explore the possibilities that may be best for your next outdoor home improvement, call us at 740-265-3905. Even easier, you can click right here – right now – to connect with us for a personalized complimentary design consultation.

The Archadeck of Columbus Team.

The Archadeck of Columbus Team.