Our Archadeck team is proud to build beautiful custom decks, porches, patios and other outdoor living spaces for homeowners in the Raleigh, Durham, and Greater Triangle area. Every project design reflects the unique design interests and functional needs of each individual client.
With so many options for size, shape, materials and accessories, designing an outdoor living space can sometimes be overwhelming. Below are three different deck or deck and porch combination projects to help inspire your planning. Which one appeals to you the most? Why?
Note: Each of the projects below features Timbertech low-maintenance composite decking in the Terrain line. TimberTech is a PVC wrapped low-maintenance composite decking that does not need to be stained or sealed. Terrain decking is available in six colors: Brown Oak, Rustic Elm, Sandy Birch, Silver Maple, and Stone Ash.
1) Wake Forest Elevated Deck with an Eze-Breeze Porch
Decking: This TimberTech Terrain deck features a lovely medium-tone Brown Oak color, complemented by a lighter Sandy Birch parting board.
Railing: The deck also features a TimberTech Evolutions Builder Rail with black aluminum balusters. The black aluminum balusters are a popular choice for creating an unobstructed view (this client has a lakefront view).
Stairs: When you have a tall deck, creating a landing halfway down the staircase varies the direction so the stairs do not protrude too far into the backyard. A landing also gives people a resting place when going up or down lengthy stairs and is more visually pleasing than a single long staircase.
Eze-Breeze: This Wake Forest deck is part of a multi-structure project that includes a 3-season porch with Eze-Breeze windows. Eze-Breeze windows are a combination system of open screens and ultra-clear vinyl windows that allow you to enjoy the airy feel of a screened in porch in good weather and close the vinyl windows on cool or rainy days.
2) Durham Multi-Level TimberTech Deck with a Modern Design
Decking: This TimberTech Terrain deck was done completely in an elegant Silver Maple color. The light gray color will stay cool in the summer sun and offers a lovely modern touch.
Railing: The Silver Maple decking is complemented by TimberTech Radiance Slate Gray Railing with black aluminum balusters. The black aluminum adds to the modern feel and achieves the homeowner’s desire for clear visibility of the yard below.
Stairs: This Durham multi-level deck features a wide, two-step staircase between the upper and lower levels that can also serve as additional seating during a large gathering. The wide staircase leading down to the yard is perfectly placed to land in the open lawn area and matches the rest of the deck design seamlessly.
Design: A multi-level deck is a popular choice for creating a gradual transition from the home to the yard as well as separate yet adjacent outdoor living spaces. In this case, having a lower second level also ensures that the railing is below eye level from the top deck, further protecting the homeowner’s treasured view of her backyard.
3) Durham TimberTech Low-to-Grade Deck and 3-Season Room
Decking: This TimberTech Terrain decking is in Slate, a lovely complement to the homeowner’s blue siding. (Slate is a discontinued color, but there are other similar and gorgeous options available through TimberTech, such as: Amazon Mist from the Tropical Collection.)
Railing: No deck railing is needed on the low-to-grade deck, giving it a very open and spacious feeling. However, a rail is needed for the stairs. We placed it on the side of the planter facing the stairs, since the side of the home has windows on the other side of the stairs.
Stairs: The three short steps from the low-grade deck to ground level are tucked behind the gorgeous built-in planter that adds definition and utility to the structure. Both the stairs and planters are in TimberTech Slate decking to create visual continuity with the deck.
Design: This Durham screened in porch features an open gable roof and Eze-Breeze windows for a bright and airy space that can also be enjoyed during inclement weather. The porch also features a knee wall with siding that matches the home for a seamless look. With the inclusion of both a porch and a deck in this project, the homeowners can enjoy all types of outdoor living in sun, shade, or any type of weather.
If you love the look of one of these decking projects or want to create your own special outdoor living space, call us today for a design consultation. 919-973-1523. We look forward to working with you!