Archadeck takes Royal Caribbean’s Monarch of the Seas cruise!

Archadeck of Charlotte took their design team on a Royal Caribbean cruise on Monarch of the Seas this past week in search of outdoor living concepts, team building, and strategic planning. What we came back with was a new product concept we are excited to bring to Charlotte, NC. It is a water feature where it is a hybrid between a hot tub and a pool. It is a natural stone pond that has the jets and heater and looks like a natural grotto. You can serve drinks and entertain 6 – 8 people at a time in the pond that is built into the ground and has the look and feel of a natural hot spring. The product should retail in the $15 – 20,000 range installed and will be the envy of your friends! The Royal Carribean offers great service and we so enjoyed our trip but we are most excited about the “party pond” concept that will enhance anyone’s outdoor living space without breaking the bank!

Royal Caribbean Strategic Planning Session for Archadeck of Charlotte

Archadeck of Charlotte holds its 2012 Strategic Planning Session on Royal Caribbean

Bathroom Remodeling…what can I do on a budget?

 

Charlotte bathroom remodeling Archadeck of Charlotte

Charlotte bathroom remodeling Archadeck of Charlotte

We often get asked, what can I do on a budget to remodel my bathroom? Depending on your budget, more than you think! Value Remodelers and Handyman Services is an Archadeck of Charlotte company that has a low cost of operation and does full service handyman and remodeling work. When people think about remodeling their bathroom, they are often told there is a minimum of $10 – 30,000. This is simply not true. There are many things you can do on a budget to remodel your bathroom. The most common items we are asked to do are new cabinets, faucets, shower doors, and caulk or grout around tile. These do not have to be a lot of money. Qualified companies that do this know how do advise their clients on cost effective modifications to the bathroom that will bring the room up to date and also more functional. To get more information, visit www.valueremodelers.com or call 704-944-1357.

Archadeck/ Value Remodelers meets with Dry Pro of Charlotte

At Archadeck of Charlotte, we have to be very careful who we refer business to. Our brand is so highly thought of that the expectation is equally as high for the partners we refer. Today, Dry Pro invited me as owner and President of Archadeck and Value Remodelers to sit down and meet with them and share business models and customer values. We jointly saw where the companies have very comprehensive customer service strategies and all decisions start with what is best for the customer and what is fair. With our similar passion for business and customer service, we will jointly refer each other when the need arises.  Value Remodelers and Handyman Services is an Archadeck of Charlotte company that provides complete remodeling and handyman services while Dry Pro of Charlotte takes care of mold remediation, foundation repair, and crawl space work. Both companies are proud of their A+ Better Business Bureau rankings and years of experience servicing the Charlotte area market.

Complete shower, bath tub, flooring, and cabinet remodel by Value Remodelers

Value Remodelers, an Archadeck of Charlotte company completely remodeled this bathroom

Charlotte based handyman business does lots of small jobs!

Value remodelers and Handyman Services is an Archadeck of Charlotte company. It does hundreds of large and small jobs in and around the Charlotte market year around. It has the rare combination of being backed by a financially solid company like Archadeck but is not a franchise and is locally owned and operated.

The company does everything from rotten wood replacement and gutter cleaning, to full scale kitchen and bath remodeling. It is remarkable how many small home improvement and repair jobs are beign sought out on a daily basis. The pricing is affordable and the skill is very high level that includes drywall and painting. This is well worth checking out and is like a personal valet. See more info at http://www.valueremodelers.com or at 704-944-1357.

Value Remodelers Charlotte handyman and remodeling service

Value Remodelers Charlotte handyman and remodeling service

Fall is coming, time to enclose your deck?

Charlotte Eze Breeze Porch with Trex Transcends decking

Charlotte Eze Breeze Porch with Trex Transcends decking

Here we are, it’s fall! The perfect outdoor living season in Charlotte, NC! Have you considered closing in your deck? We at Archadeck of Charlotte get requests for ideas all of the time on what are the options for enclosing a deck or patio? The most common option is what we refer to as a screen porch. This is no more than using your existing deck and building a roof over it that fits the architecture of your home and building screen walls with a door. We outfit the new room with a ceiling fan, lighting, outlets, and perhaps TV and you have a wonderful new outdoor family room. In our climate, you can enjoy a screen porch for 9 – 10 months of the year easily. For those that want year around outdoor living, we can equip the porch with Eze-Breeze retractable windows to create a hybrid sunroom and screen porch. If you don’t have an insect issue but simply want to shade your deck, we can design a roof on decorative columns with no screen or what we call an open porch. Finally, if you want to enclose your deck totally, we can use the existing foundation and add structure to it and create a full-fledged sun room! To see more ideas, click through to http://www.charlotte.archadeck.com and you will see a large photo gallery of shots all done in Charlotte!

How do I choose the correct rail for my deck? Archadeck of Charlotte can help!

Charlotte outdoor living covered patio with black railing

Charlotte open porch with black metal railing

Archadeck of Charlotte has designed and built over 20,000 projects in the Charlotte market since 1988. We get asked many questions about design and architectural concepts. One of the hot topics is “how do I choose the correct rail for my deck?”

There are 4 primary considerations we take into account prior to answering the question. What are your functional needs, what are your aesthetic desires, what is the building code, and what is your budget?

1. Functional Needs: Are you wanting a maximum view? Do you need something that is child or pet proof? Do you have other saftey considerations? Is low maintenance important to you?

2. Aesthetics: What materials are you using for flooring? What materials are on the exterior of your home already? What does the neighborhood require? Is color a consideration? Do you like contrasting or complimentary materials?

3. Code Requirements: There are different codes in each county that mandate height and strenght requirements prior to deciding which rail we can use.

4. Budget: Rails come in many price points. The aluminum and rod iron rails are on the higher end of expense side. Composite and vinyl rails can be as much as the metal rails depending on style. Wood rail is the least expensive but requires the most maintenance.

To see the various rail options, visit the photo gallery at http://www.charlotte.archadeck.com

Home Show this weekend at The Park (Merchandise Mart) in Charlotte!

This weekend starting today (8/26/11) at The Park Expo Center in Charlotte is the Fall Home Show. Archadeck of Charlotte and Value Remodelers have taken out 3 separate booths to show consumers the latest trends in outdoor living and kitchen and bath remodeling. The are a tremendous amount of vendors participating in the event that is held annually off of Independence Boulevard near Ovens Auditorium. Come to the Archadeck and/or Value Remodelers booth and mention this blog and receive 10% off a project with us!! The show hours are 10am – 7pm on Saturday and 10am – 4pm on Sunday. For more information on Archadeck of Charlotte, visit our web site at http://charlotte.archadeck.com or http://www.valueremodelers.com