Ah, the joys of summer! And the best, by far, is spending quality time at home. It’s the season for coffee with friends, family dinner outdoors, stargazing, or just breathing in the cool night air. And the ideal place to do those things is your outdoor living space.
You can create a wonderful environment for your summer activities with some customized deck options you may not have considered before:
Built-in benches – For relaxing with friends over coffee or drinks, built-in seating arrangements are ideal. They save you the need for additional seating and open up your deck; this works well on low-height decks to help preserve the view.
Sheltered decks with screening – With a covered, screen-enclosed space you can enjoy the outdoors while keeping pests out. And on chilly evenings, your family can stay cozy with a remote-controlled fireplace framed in a custom fieldstone wall. Rain or shine, your kids can be outdoors, reading, playing games, or watching a TV mounted above the fireplace. Often, we design an enclosed “outdoor room” with an open “sun deck”, for the best of both worlds!
No shade? No problem! – If your property has no natural shade, you can have a custom deck with a roof designed to match your home’s architecture. Or an open pergola, with a ceiling fan and hidden LED lighting that provides a gently illuminated space to enjoy the quiet nights.
Multi-tiered decks that descend to a beautiful patio – Your deck can be designed to meet your practical needs while blending beautifully into the landscape. For example, a house with a natural downhill slope in the back (common in the rolling hills of Southeastern PA) can be fitted with an elevated deck that includes several tiers as its descends to the ground. The usability of your backyard space can be further enhanced with a well-designed patio with many hardscaping and landscaping options. Often a patio under a deck- with a finished ceiling system integrated into the deck above, can provide 2 levels of outdoor entertaining and relaxing space!
Every family deserves a beautiful outdoor space customized to their unique needs, and our team of design and construction experts is committed to providing quality design and products to help you get the most out of your quality family time.