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Archadeck’s Outdoor Living Spaces: Create Your Own Private Oasis

Outdoor living spaces can provide the perfect opportunity to spend time in nature while staying close to home. Whether you're looking to entertain guests outdoors, relax and unwind in the fresh air, or simply enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors, Archadeck of Raleigh-Durham can help you design and build your very own outdoor oasis.

When working with Archadeck, you’ll begin with a design consultation to help determine which outdoor structure(s) would best meet your goals. How do you want to use your new outdoor living space? What type of space would work best for you: a deck, porch, three-season room, or combination of these?


Decks are a popular choice for homeowners looking to add a spacious outdoor living area to their homes. They are a great place to entertain guests, relax with family, or simply enjoy the view. Typically, decks are less complex to build than other types of structures, making them more cost-effective (especially if size is comparable). Decks can be made from a variety of treated lumber or composite decking in a range of sizes and shapes to suit specific needs. They can be built at various elevations or low-to-grade. Elevated decks require railings, which are also available in different materials and styles to match your needs, aesthetic, and budget.


porch with ceiling fan

Porches are more complex structures than decks. Decks can be converted to porches with the addition of a roof or they can be built as a new structure. Porches features roofs, which provide shelter from different forms of weather and can extend the use of a deck-like space by providing shade or protection from precipitation. Porches can also be enclosed with screens of varying density and color. These screens add another layer of protection from natural elements—such as creating a barrier for insects and wildlife—while still providing access to the breeze and view around your home. Porches can be accessorized with overhead lights, fans, and other architectural details to add functionality to the space. Open and screened porches can be designed to blend seamlessly with the existing architecture of a home.

Three-Season Rooms

Three-season rooms are ideal structures for those who want to enjoy the benefits of outdoor living with even more protection from the elements and options for use than decks and porches. Three-season rooms are much like a screened-in porch but with vinyl windows that can be opened and closed to the outdoors, in addition to offering a layer of screening. Keeping out cold air and rain can extend the use of an outdoor space well into the fall and winter in the Triangle, especially with additional, space-appropriate and safe heating elements. With a three-season room, you can enjoy the beauty of the outdoors in comfort and style, with fewer considerations regarding the weather in a space most like the indoors.

For more about enclosed structures, read, How to Choose Between a Screened In Porch, 3-Season Room or 4-Season Room.

Combination Outdoor Living Projects

Combination outdoor living projects are a popular option for homeowners who want to maximize their outdoor living space and achieve a variety of functional goals with multiple structures that fit together in a cohesive grouping. For example, you may want a new space that includes a spacious deck for cooking and entertaining guests plus a cozy porch for bringing the party indoors when it rains or the southern sun gets too hot. Another popular combination in the Triangle is having a three-season room for gathering and watching tv, an adjoining deck for sunning or cooking, and a patio with a built-in firepit to enjoy on cool evenings and an easy transition to the backyard.

Customization and Personalization

One of the best things about outdoor living spaces is that they can be customized and personalized to suit your individual needs, preferences, and budget. The possibilities are endless. Whether you want a simple patio, a spacious deck, or a multi-faceted structure in a certain type of decking with specific design elements and features, Archadeck of Raleigh-Durham can help. Call our team today at 919-973-1523 to request a design consultation for your own private outdoor oasis. We look forward to working with you!