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OUTDOOR LIVING

DESIGN GUIDE


“Thanks for making our

dream Planning your outdoor space should be as exciting as seeing the project come to life before your very eyes. On time and on budget, Archadeck welcomes the opportunity to design and build the backyard you’ve always dreamed about.

come true.” Spurred by your creativity and imagination, our thinking may be outside the box, but our unparalleled attention to detail and exquisite customer care is totally inside the ballpark.

Enjoy this Guide, and when you’re ready to talk to us, call for your free design consultation. Reach us toll-free at 888-687-3325.

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Start with functionality. Consider your needs now and in the future as you answer these questions.


choices,

“There are so many I don’t know where to start...” What do you want to do in your outdoor space?  Dine: Seating for ______________________  Cook  Gas/Propane/Electric grill  Charcoal grill/smoker  Outdoor kitchen  Wood-fired pizza oven  Refrigerator  Other: _____________________________  Entertain: Standing space for ___________ Seating space for _____________________  Bartend  Wet bar  Separate from dining area

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 Sunbathe: Time of day _________________ Space for how many loungers? _________  Garden  Borders  Separate bed(s) Hours of sun exposure needed __________  Dance: Space for _____________________  Relax  Read  Watch TV  Gather with friends  Other: _______________________________

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An important part of designing your space is thinking about how to

incorporate elements of nature, both those that you want to enjoy, like sunshine and shade, and those that you may want to avoid, like flying pests.


“I’ve been thinking about a

wish list

for years now.”

I want:  Sunshine streaming in Time of day _______________  Shade: Time of day _______________  Privacy  Breeze  Rain protection  Wind protection  Flying insect protection

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 Storage for ____________________  Enough space to accommodate oversized outdoor furniture  Minimal maintenance  Lighting Seasons of use:  Spring  Summer  Fall  Winter

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Sightlines & views will greatly enhance the enjoyment of your outdoor living space. Be sure to consider which will be the most important, useful and enjoyable for you.


“Our new patio makes our pool look even more

spectacular .

Views that are important to me:  Garden  Woods  Street  Play yard  Pool  Unobtrusive see-through rail system  Outdoor views from indoors  Other: _______________________________

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Often, figuring out where to build is dependent on a variety of considerations. These questions will help guide your thinking and planning.


I’m not quite sure about the

placement of my new space ...”

My space parameters: Back of house faces (what direction?) ____________________ Prevailing wind blows (what direction?) ____________________ Trees to be saved/worked around:  Yes. How many? ____________________

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 Lot is damp/wet  Soil is unstable  Location is exceptionally shady  Location is exceptionally sunny  Must comply with Homeowners Association Regulations  Other: _______________________________

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Think about the things you love doing inside your home that would transition well into the outdoors. A well-designed outdoor living space can beautifully complement your home interior experience.


“We’d really like to

live outdoors as much as we can.” Structures/features I would like now or in the future:  Patio  Deck  Outdoor kitchen  Porch  Sunroom  Fire Pit  3 Season room  4 Season room  Hot Tub  Gazebo  Outdoor living room  Outdoor furniture

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 Pool  Water feature  Retaining wall  Benches  Planters  Electric outlets  Lighting  Built-in storage  Under-deck storage  Skirting below deck  Pathways  Pergola or trellis

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 Arbor  Terrace  Balcony  Playhouse  Enclosed bar  Storage shed  Plumbing/gas lines  Integrated sound system  Handicap access  Pet access/space  Space heaters  Other: __________________


“What else should I be

thinking

about at this stage?”

Better planning will always deliver a better end result. As such, here are some additional things we recommend you consider.  Effect of proposed structures on your existing home (light/airflow/etc.)  Landscaping plans and effect of maturing landscaping/trees  Safety measures for children and/or pets

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 Special needs  Traffic flow  Noise abatement  Ability to meet your needs as you age


“I want my addition to

stand out,

complementing my home and reflecting my style.�

Clip pictures that reflect the look (or even specific features) you want. Let your builder know if you have strong feelings (positive or negative) about specific materials. Ensure that your personality and lifestyle preferences shine through. Luckily today, as the outdoor living space market continues to grow, there are exciting new additions coming to market each season. As the number of building materials can be overwhelming, be sure to talk to your builder about the best options to suit your needs and landscape.

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Your local Archadeck office is familiar with the most popular building materials and can provide advice and guidance regarding the major advantages and disadvantages associated with your preferred selections. Be sure to ask your contractor how the materials will change in appearance as they age, then decide what best suits your taste, your tolerance for ongoing maintenance, and your budget.


Archadeck is the leading designer and builder of affordable, functional and innovative outdoor living spaces since 1980. With more than 100,000 projects in our design portfolio, we invite you to visit Archadeck.com and view our photo galleries.


“The difference is in the

details

” .

You’ll soon discover that at Archadeck, we build everything under the sun: -

Decks Patios Screened Porches Sunrooms Outdoor Kitchens Outdoor Living Rooms

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Gazebos Pergolas Hardscapes Outdoor Fireplaces Outdoor Firepits Waterfeatures

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Awnings Shade Structures Walkways Driveways Front Porches Porticos


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“How do I even to pick a contractor?”

You want a contractor who is financially stable, provides reliable service, delivers an exceptional product, has safeguards in place to assure that the job gets done – and done right, and who won’t put you at risk. The selection process begins with asking the right questions. Note: We’ve filled in the Archadeck answers that are indisputable facts. We’re letting you fill in the answers that require an opinion or are likely to change over the life of this guide.

Other Contractor

How long has the builder been doing business under their current name?

archadeck 30+ years

How do they rate with third-party sources like the Better Business Bureau and Angie’s List? Will they secure all the proper permits for you?

Yes!

Will experienced workers be assigned to your project?

Yes!

Does the company carry general liability insurance? How much? Does the company carry Workmen’s Compensation insurance where required by law? Does the company warranty their work?

Will your project’s completion be assured by a third-party guarantee? If so, who? Is the company affiliated with professional organizations?

Yes! $1 million Yes! Yes. 1-year “bumper to bumper” on workmanship and 5-years on structural items Yes! The National Guarantee Corporation (NGC) Yes! NARI, ICPI

Does the company know and follow all building codes?

Yes!

Do they have the ability to design and plan an integrated project with multiple features (i.e. patios, sunrooms, etc.)?

Yes!


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Will the company act as a one-stop-shop through your entire project so you don’t have to hire and coordinate additional suppliers?

Yes!

Is the company responsive to your service needs, promptly answering phone calls, getting back to you when promised, etc.?

Yes!

Do they utilize detailed, professional drawings and construction documents?

Yes!

Do they provide a contract and specifications for your project with all the details stipulated in writing?

Yes!

Are their relationships with their vendors strong? Are they vendor-approved and/or trained on proper installation procedures?

Yes!

Have they been featured or won any awards for their work and/or design capabilities? (Qualified Remodeler, HGTV)

Yes!

Have they shown you projects that excite you? How do homeowner references feel about the company’s service and professionalism? Do you feel personally comfortable with the responsiveness, professionalism and integrity of the owner and/or staff members you’ve dealt with so far? Do they work to a pre-defined process and follow established building practices?

Yes!

Are they licensed (where applicable)?

Yes!

Is final cleanup of all construction debris included as part of the job?

Yes!

Does the contractor listen to you and understand your needs and desires to ensure the plans for your project meet your expectations? Are you satisfied with the level of detail and scope of the proposed project plan? Which contractor do you feel will deliver the best overall value for this investment in your home?

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ARCHADECK DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD

WINNER

CONGRATULATIONS

Maurice Meagher - Archadeck of Nova Scotia

2015 Archadeck Design Excellence Award Winner Despite the wrath of a hard winter, Maurice Meagher and his Archadeck team were able to create backyard bliss while snowflakes fell around the Aucoin residence in Nova Scotia.


This stunning combination deck & outdoor living space includes:

Stacked stone veneer resembling the influence of Frank Lloyd Wright

A multi-level composite deck with three conversation areas

A glassed-in balcony overlooking the inlet off of the Northumberland Strait

Built-in perennial floral planters

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A screened porch with dining area and corner fireplace for warm and ambience


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Archadeck Outdoor Living Design Guide  

Planning your outdoor space should be as exciting as seeing the project come to life before your very eyes.

Archadeck Outdoor Living Design Guide  

Planning your outdoor space should be as exciting as seeing the project come to life before your very eyes.