Water Features integrated into patios in Charlotte

wood deck with hot tub and low voltage deck lights

outdoor living room with custom deck and hot tub


Water features are becoming an increasingly requested component of an outdoor living space. The word captures the category. The inclusions in this are waterfalls, ponds, spas, and structure that contains water!

We believe the demand stems from the soothing sound the water makes and the added beautification to any project! We have a unique photo gallery on our website at archadeckofcharlotte.com and if you look in either “patios” or “decks” in the gallery, you will find various water features that compliment and enhance the backyard!

Beautiful Outdoor Living Spaces and Designs at Lake Norman, NC

Archadeck of Charlotte designed and built this composite deck, rail, and benches at Lake Norman

Archadeck of Charlotte designed and built this composite deck, rail, and benches at Lake Norman

Double-decker porch with brick and cedar colums and a dry deck system in Matthews, NC

Lake Norman is one of the largest lakes in the southeast. It offers hundreds of miles of shoreline, beautiful greenery and landscape, custom designed homes, all of the watersports and fishing imaginable on a lake, and the best of outdoor living spaces and designs! Some of the most beautiful design ideas and architectural integration comes from Lake Norman homeowners and at Archadeck of Charlotte, we are heavily involved in the design/ build phase of the outdoor spaces.

Most people have trouble visualizing what something might look like or what the possibilities are to enhance their backyards. We start with the homeowner’s wishes and concepts and bring them to life through 3D computer-aided design renderings to scale so that prior to building the structure, the homeowner can actually see how this will look on their exact home. It gives the homeowner the unique opportunity to make major or subtle changes to the design and giving them a great understanding of how this will impact not only the overall look of the project but also the cost.

From Mooresville, Cornelius, to Huntersville, Lake Norman has grown immensely over the past 15 years and more people are finding the outdoor so desirable that they are adding onto their homes rather than moving just to stay in the area. The schools are improved and the choices have improved.

The most common outdoor living spaces are to build a nice composite low-maintenance deck like Trex that allows for great views of the lake. We often design and build shade structures that keep the view available but also keep the sun from rendering the backyard useless. Outdoor kitchens and fireplaces are now as common as patios. To see a wide variety of designs and photos, visit http://www.charlotte.archadeck.com

Don’t feel like cleaning up the all that pollen in Charlotte, NC?

Each and every year we get an enormous amount of a greenish-yellow coating of dust better known as pollen. It generally hits us in late March and goes until the beginning of May. It covers our cars, screens, house walls, patios, decks, and porches.


Are you tired of cleaning it. A most affordable and safe solution is Renew Crew, an Archadeck of Charlotte company. Renew Crew is a company that “power cleans” your exterior surface without the high pressure stream of a pure power washing company. With years of education and experience in this field, the company has trained professionals that can take care of all our your exterior cleaning needs for a very affordable price. For more information of Renew Crew, go to charlotte.renewcrewclean.com or call 704-944-1350

Water Features…what’s next for outdoor living?

Water features can be defined as everything from ponds to waterfalls to simple soothing streams. Archadeck of Charlotte designs and builds water features outdoor living spaces to compliment an array of outdoor living spaces.

Archadeck is curious how our blog readership feels about a water feature that would be a hybrid between a hot tub and a pond? We are in the midst of designing a natural water spring that would be in ground and be built to hold perhaps up to 6 people with a smooth stone bottom that you would not be able to see down to as it will appear to be a natural hot spring. There will be therapuetic jets and heated of course.

We are trying to hit a price point just above an upscale hot tub but well below a pool. We feel this will serve an aging market between 50 – 70 years of age that wants to enjoy their friends and each other without the cost our maintenance of a full scale pool. What are your thoughts?