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The Top 5 Outdoor Living Ideas

Here at Archadeck, we stay up-to-date with outdoor living space trends. We know what type of designs that appeal to our customers. With this in mind, here are a list of the top 5 requested outdoor additions this season:

1. Outdoor Spaces for People Working from Home: This new phenom started with the outbreak of the COVID pandemic and there is no sign of demand lessening. The number of Boston-area companies allowing flexible working options include Aquent, Beacon Hill Staffing, Boston Scientific, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Wayfair – among many others.

French Bulldog sitting with Person Working on Laptop

Those looking for new remote working spaces in their backyards are most interested in screened porches and 3-season and 4-season rooms.

With a screened porch, the benefit is fresh air with protection from the elements overhead. If it rains, so be it.

Stow MA Screened Porch Interior

With a 3-season room and 4-season room, the versatility of the outdoor space increases exponentially, especially when workers are heavy Zoom and webcast users where peripheral noise is a distraction and an obstruction to work productivity.

2. Structured Outdoor Rooms: For those looking for functionally innovative and multi-purpose home improvements, outdoor rooms across the board are in high demand. The beauty of Archadeck is that after meeting for your design consultation, our design consultants can suggest various ways to give you the open air, flexibility, privacy, and functionality you need. For example, many people started dining outdoors during the pandemic when entertaining and continue to do so. Outdoor kitchens of all shapes and sizes come up in virtually every design consultation today. These can easily be incorporated on our decks, patios, hardscapes, and porches. Most often requested are our outdoor spaces that serve dual purposes, with multi-functional areas and structures of prime importance.

Custom Kitchen on Deck

3. Patterned Surfaces: When it comes to personalizing new outdoor living spaces, design is of high importance. We attribute that growing trend to the many new home improvement and outdoor space programs that are now streaming virtually everywhere.

Patterned Flooring on Cumaru Custom Deck Archadeck

We are stretching our imaginations to consider the look of uniquely patterned floor structures in these outdoor spaces today which is almost as important as how those spaces will be used. This is especially true with deck picture framing, borders, and parting boards. Parting boards improve the aesthetics, safety, and often the longevity of decks by decreasing or eliminating the need for splicing boards. Parting boards offer a high design look and can eliminate the splice.

4. Stylish Built-In Seating: Convenience, comfort, and adaptability are the key words with outdoor seating today. We know that because virtually every deck we build today includes some form of built-in seating. In addition to being incredibly functional – especially around and within peripheral areas – built-in seating for decks, patios, and hardscapes often eliminates the need for extraneous outdoor furniture.

IPE Deck in Belmont MA by Archadeck

For decks, we can follow the contour of geometric designs, as well as those that curve and jut into different directions. These add visual interest, and serve as great outdoor seating. For hardscapes and patios, custom seating walls are great, too. The only limitation in design, composition, and function is imagination. Creatively, we can achieve virtually anything.

3 Season Room and Custom Hardscape by Archadeck Suburban Boston

5. Backyard Escapes: Archadeck makes vacationing at home a reality here in Boston. As we have been saying for more than 40 years, if you can dream it, we can build it. When you choose Archadeck of Suburban Boston to build your dream outdoor oasis, you are choosing a professional deck design and build company. The fine print includes attention to detail, craftsmanship, and finesse. And rest assured our backyard escapes get noticed.

Archadeck of Suburban Boston Best of Burlington 2022 Award

Proof includes our prestigious outdoor living awards being recognized as Contractor of the Year (The CotY Awards), given each year by NARI, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. In addition, we have earned numerous design and customer service awards from Archadeck’s National Headquarters and Super Service Awards from Angie’s List. Our most recent includes the 2022 Best Of Burlington Award for deck and porch builder.

What’s Your Outdoor Living Dream?

Contact us today – right here – and let’s set up a time to discuss what you have in mind. With your vision of your dream space, and our design expertise and guidance, we can make it happen.