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Revamp Your Outdoor Living Space for Less: Four Cost-Effective Projects with a Big Impact

At Archadeck of Raleigh-Durham, we bring outdoor living dreams to life. With more than 30 years of experience in the Triangle, we have designed and built all types of custom outdoor living structures for all types of budgets. Our team is committed to providing high-quality craftsmanship, exceptional customer service, and customized solutions at any level.

As part of our professional design expertise, we offer different strategies for how to get the most out of your investment and prioritize your budget. Sometimes, a relatively small change can have a huge effect. Some of our most cost-effective, custom outdoor living structures include re-decking, wood decks, and pergolas.


If your deck is in need of a makeover and its substructure is still sound, re-decking might be an excellent option for you. Re-decking involves removing the existing decking boards and replacing them with new ones. This can give your deck a fresh new look without replacing the entire structure. We can help you choose from a variety of materials, including wood and composite, to find the perfect decking for your needs and aesthetics.

Natural Wood Decks

Wood decks offer a classic look and feel that many homeowners prefer to synthetic decking. Generally speaking, pressure-treated wood is also more economical. Although lumber prices have spiked in recent years due to the pandemic, they are beginning to recalibrate. As wood decks become more affordable again, they are a great option for many homeowners. Natural wood decking can be stained or painted in an array of colors to match your home's exterior. Our team offers expert craftsmanship in building wood decks and can help you choose the right type of wood for your project.


Pergolas are both attractive and functional. They are a great way to add shade and style to your outdoor living space without completely blocking the space from above. These structures feature an open lattice roof that provides partial shade while still allowing plenty of natural light to filter through. Pergolas can be custom-built to fit your specific needs and can be made from various materials, including wood, vinyl, or composite. For added UV protection, add fabric shades or grow vines around the structure for more coverage.

Raleigh Pergola

Outdoor Living Accessories

Looking to change your outdoor living space without making structural adjustments? These ideas can get you started today! Consider adding small appliances and accessories in existing spaces for added comfort or functionality. A ceiling fan under your existing porch roof can keep air flowing on hot days. Outdoor lighting, rugs, blankets, and cushions can create cozy places to lounge and also provide some warmth in cooler weather. Beat the heat and give your deck a pop of color with a brightly hued umbrella that can provide shade for entertaining, relaxing, or working from your laptop.

At Archadeck of Raleigh-Durham, we specialize in creating customized outdoor living spaces for all types of budgets. Sometimes that means finding creative ways to add impact with modest investments. If you are interested in cost-effective strategies for outdoor living such as re-decking your existing deck, building a new natural wood deck, or adding a pergola, contact us today at 919-973-1523. We look forward to working with you!