At Archadeck of Raleigh-Durham, we enjoy working with clients to transform their existing outdoor living spaces with simple changes that have a lot of impacts. This is what we did for a wonderful family in North Raleigh’s North Ridge Estates that wanted to update their worn-out deck with new decking and rails, and a new patio as well.
Re-Decking Done Right
While updating the aging North Raleigh deck for safety and function was the primary goal, we were also able to give it a beautiful design makeover. We replaced the existing deck railing with white posts and low-maintenance aluminum Dekorator baluster rails. The black balusters give the deck a modern look, and they open up the view to the backyard.
To the lower level of the multi-level deck, we added premium pressure-treated wood decking laid in a diagonal pattern. With a parting board in the center, the design is custom and luxurious, while also providing additional strength. Running the decking boards in a different direction on the upper level provides a visual cue to step up between levels.
Beautiful Patio with Custom Inlay
The custom paver design of this North Ridge Estates patio is a focal point for the new outdoor living space. By mixing Techo-Bloc paver styles and colors, we were able to create a striking geometric design within a larger curved space. We used Monticello Slab pavers in Azzurro for the main part of the patio space. The custom inlay features a mix of Flagstone pavers and Eva pavers, both in Champlain Grey. Taking every detail into consideration, the Eva pavers are used again in the walkway, and the sitting walls feature Manchester blocks in Champlain Grey. The continuity of color ties the whole patio together visually.
Location, Location, Location
At Archadeck of Raleigh-Durham, we enjoy working with our clients to find creative solutions to their project goals and design challenges. One challenge for this project was deciding where to place the patio in order to meet their functional, design, and budgetary goals. Working together, we decided to place the patio between the deck stairs and the walkway that leads around to the front of the house. This creates a seamless flow around the home while providing multiple places for the family to gather and enjoy their beautiful outdoor space.
With an upper-level deck for lounging, a large lower level deck for dining and grilling, and an expansive patio for any function they choose, this North Raleigh family has created the ultimate backyard entertaining space. If your Raleigh, Durham, or Chapel Hill deck is ready for a make-over or a porch or patio addition, call today for a design consultation: (919) 446-5585. We look forward to working with you!