A Dream is A Wish Your Heart Makes…

I think it was Snow White who originally coined the term ” A dream is a wish your heart makes”, we all have our list of dreams that come with wanting to improve upon our home and the area around it. These wants don’t have to be put on the back burner, even if you are on a budget. Here at Archadeck we can work along with you to help you plan, design and construct these wants in what we call phased building. The key is you can reach your goal by taking baby steps instead of leaping in head first.

Charlotte pergola swing on composite deck

We can design a plan around your needs, wants and budget to make room for additions in the future. For example, let’s say the big picture is a lush, romantic backyard with a gazebo, pergola, layers of cottage style landscaping and a relaxing swing attached to “somewhere out there”. We can start with either the largest expense first or the smallest expense first and leave room in the meantime to add structures or details when you are ready. In this example we would suggest a pergola swing. Which would key in on two items on this particular example. Incorporating the swing and the pergola in the same structure. Pergola swings are a growing trend and are in all the lawn and garden magazines. This structure would be an ideal starting point to help you reach your goal.

Archadeck Pergola Swing

Pergola swings serve as not only an inviting area to gather and relax they can also be a good area to get in out of the sun. Their designs can be customized to suit any taste and they add romance to any backyard setting. We discourage the use of pre-fabricated pergola swings. Pre-fabricated structures usually don’t stay with you for the long haul, and what looks good on the box or in an advertisement can be very disappointing when you get it home. Leave the important stuff to us, we offer affordability, style and quality construction in everything we build. In most cases a custom-built pergola swing structure can be built to last by a professional for close to same amount a pre-fab structure would cost. Remember. a good builder will work with you to tailor a phased plan to meet your needs.

Pergola swing by Archadeck of Fort Worth

Go ahead, plan your dreams and build your backyard the way you have always wanted. Archadeck is with you every beautiful step of the way. Give us call to see just how easy it can be.


A custom patio, a swing pergola, a flower planter, work bench, custom deck…

When you think custom deck, this conjures up images of a beautiful structure exquisitely designed, architected and built. But a truly custom deck is customized around your lifestyle. This deck/patio/pergola/planter/work bench in Doylestown PA was created as a one-of-a-kind to meet all of the outdoor living needs of this couple and their family.

Custom deck and Patio with pergola over swing, PA

This couple’s goal was to have a space to sit in front of the fire pit  and relax – a place to enjoy their afternoon with the grandkids and watch the flowers grow.

This started with creating a pergola over their outdoor swing for both shade and beauty. Archadeck also built the patio that adjoined to the deck where the swing would sit.

Outdoor swing with pergola Doylestown PA

To accomplish their objectives of watching the flowers grow, their project included a custom flower box on the adjoining deck right in front of the swing.

Custom planter flower box on deck, Doylestown PA

Next came a custom work table to prepare their plantings and hold materials. This planter was made out of the same durable materials as the deck.

Outdoor work table on deck

To finish the job was a multi-level deck with an area for relaxing and an additional elevated portion for eating. The deck is made out of composite decking material – Timbertech.

Before the job was done, lights were added on the step, posts, and the planter for safety.

Next time you call a contractor to build a custom job for you, start by telling them how you want to use the space and what your lifestyle goals are. A good custom contractor will start there and then build in craftsmanship, design, the right materials, architectural integrity, great service, and the other benefits you receive from using a strong custom contractor.

Rick Conrad - Archadeck of Bucks Montgomery PA

Rick Conrad is the owner of Archadeck of Bucks/Mont PA. He can be reached for a free consultation at (215) 345 – 5130 or via email