To meet today’s needs for versatile living spaces at home, outdoor living trends have shifted heavily towards multi-functional combination projects. One of our Durham clients decided to expand their deck replacement into a larger combination project including a tiered deck, three-season room, and wood-burning outdoor fireplace. The magnificent results are a great example of how we blend form and function in Archadeck of Raleigh-Durham custom designs.
Multi-Level AZEK Deck Provides Ample Space for Many Activities
As deck builders, nothing satisfies us more than to transform a once-loved and well-worn deck into a new deck to be fully enjoyed again. That satisfaction is amplified when we replace wood with AZEK composite decking, which we know will stay functional and beautiful with very little maintenance for decades. An AZEK deck won’t fade, cup, splinter, or crack like pressure-treated lumber and is backed by an industry-leading 30-year limited fade and stain warranty.
This Durham multi-level deck features AZEK Hazelwood decking. The light exotic wood coloring is cooler on feet during hot sunny weather, which works especially well for homeowners who have a southern facing deck or scarce shade. The white posts and railings with black aluminum infill provide a complementary contrast with very little obstruction of views to the yard.
With two large levels, the deck has a space for every activity. The upper level provides gorgeous views of the wooded lot, as well as a perfect place for grilling and dining outdoors. The lower level is ideal for relaxing, hanging out, and enjoying a good book or a conversation with a friend. With a built-in planter box between levels, the wide staircase offers an easy transition between levels and provides additional beauty.
Durham Three-Season Room Addition is Both Airy and Warm
The upper-level of this AZEK deck flows directly into a three-season room addition featuring Eze-Breeze vinyl porch windows. Eze-Breeze windows are multi-functional. They provide this Durham family with the flexibility of opening the windows to invite fresh breezes through the screens or closing them to block out unwanted rain, pollen, or cooler temperatures.
The large three-season porch features an open gable vaulted roof with two skylights. By combining these features with a white tongue-and-groove ceiling, the space feels larger and accentuates the open air feeling with maximum natural light. The contrasting dark wood beams match the fireplace mantel and add a bit of warmth to the room.
For additional warmth and rustic charm we added a Superior wood-burning fireplace featuring Canyon Ledge stone veneer. The burnt amber, gray, and slate tones of the stone veneer provide a warmer color palette to contrast the cool floor and white trim for an immediate transformation of the space.
Design Details Make Outdoor Living a Dream
The great functionality of this new Durham outdoor living space is matched by the beauty of its design details. The gorgeous white trim, columns, posts, and custom latticework make the view of the home from the yard something out of a fairytale. The grand staircase with riser lights and the stunning half-octagonal shape of the lower-level deck add to the elegance. Our client said it best: “the end result is beautiful, even better than we expected, and the craftsmanship is excellent. This project has extended our living space into the outdoors and given us new use for our once lonely backyard.”
At Archadeck of Raleigh-Durham, we are pleased to help homeowners to enjoy their backyards better. If you’re ready to extend your living space into the outdoors, we’d love to help. Call today for a design consultation: 919-973-1523. We look forward to working with you!
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