I was reminded today that I’m not blogging enough. A potential Archadeck client was looking over one of our outdoor living brochures during the design consultation I was having with her on her aging deck in her beautiful Des Moines-area backyard. “Oh, do you blog?” she asked. I replied, yes…but, not enough. She suggested I write a sentence or two each day. I told her that Facebook and Twitter are better suited for that type of approach (and we’re there, too), but nonetheless…she was correct.
All that to say, I have a lot to write about regarding our many deck, porch and patio projects around Central Iowa this hot and dry summer of 2013. The keyword there is “many.” Which translates to not enough time to actually write about the projects themselves or the outdoor living trends and technologies we’re incorporating into the designs of our outdoor living spaces. At least not now. But, her comments were valid…as was my response.
It took us a while to finalize a design for that outdoor living project and align our sponsor contributions appropriately. But the design ultimately got “love it!” and “good stuff!” validation from our contest winners, Rick and Merea Bentrott in Huxley, IA. We’re excited to bring this project to fruition for them:
- TimberTech Earthwood Evolutions deck space
- Belgard Hardscapes patio and firepit areas as well a custom Harmony (Belgard partner) Elements outdoor kitchen
- An open porch over the patio and outdoor kitchen areas
- Amenities such as lighting, bench seating on the deck, seat wall around the fire pit and more
We just broke ground on the project this week. And with that, I am planning to post (already have posted!) regular updates on our status there via our Facebook page.
So, follow progress on this project there; after all, this was a Facebook-based contest. Plus short-burst text and picture/video updates on things like this (and your cat’s most recent antics) are tailor-made for Facebook. I’ve put together a photo album as a journal of the construction process: I’ll update it regularly and will continue to post pictures and videos on our wall there.
Thanks for checking in here on all things Archadeck | Outdoor Living. The Bentrott’s Dream Backyard Makeover project isn’t the only thing (but certainly one of the nicest) – there are other things going on in other Archadeck backyards around Central Iowa. Curved decks and steel framing to name a couple. For the next time.
In the meantime…Go Outside and Play! Play football! Tailgate at home on your deck or patio! Just like we hope to do with the Bentrott’s in a few weeks!