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?

Return on Investment for remodeling projects?

At Archadeck of Charlotte, we are constantly asked about return on investment when it comes to different remodeling projects. Remodeling Magazine publishes an annual report each year that updates the annual results of return on investment. Outdoor living has risen as a return on investment for the past 5 years as people began staying home more and we not able to sell their homes very easily.

Archadeck of Charlotte custom designed Trex deck

Charlotte Deck Builder (Archadeck) custom designed composite deck

Now people realize they are going to have to invest  money back into their homes in order to keep them up to date, for maintenance reasons, and for the ability to sell the home as there is so much competition.  The leading remodeling projects for return on investment are bathrooms, decks, patio’s, and kitchens. To get more ideas for your home, either go to www.charlotte.archadeck.com or www.valueremodelers.com

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.

Charlotte Handyman Business growing like crazy…why?

Value Remodelers and Handyman Services (www.valueremodelers.com) is an Archadeck of Charlotte company. They are seeing record growth and the question is why in an economy that is shaky at best? The reasons they can find are several. Number one, people are staying in their homes longer and the homes are aging and in need of care. Number two, the “guy next door” handyman is no longer a trusted source of getting quality work done or safely in your home. Finally, the company that does this kind of volume creates a competitive advantage to get more referral business provided it does quality work and service. Value Remodelers often services client on just 2 days notice and has full service tradesman that can do everything from drywall repair and rotten wood replacement, to electrical and plumbing fixes. This makes is easier for the homeowner to get the job done quickly and conveniently! Value Remodelers anticipates growing over 30% for the 3rd year in a row in 2012! You can check out the parent company at charlotte.archadeck.com or go see the Value Remodelers and Archadeck show rooms at 2311 Village Lake Drive in Charlotte, NC 28212 off of Independence Boulevard.

When do I need to replace my windows or doors?

Value Remodelers and Handyman Services is an Archadeck of Charlotte company that can evaluate rotten wood around windows and doors to determine if you need to replace your actual window or door or it is simply a matter of tearing out the rotten wood trim and replacing it with either new wood trim or a low-maintenance synthetic trim. Many companies will try to convince you that you need to replace the entire unit when it probably is only the trim. The savings can be thousands of dollars. There are great wood alternatives now for trim that are made of cellular PVC and virtually replicate the appearance of freshly painted wood and will never rot. For more information on this, either call 704-944-1357 or go to http://www.valueremodelers.com

Bathroom Remodeling in Charlotte is rated best return on investment for interior in 2011!

Each and every year a nationally trusted trade publication called Remodeling Magazine (www.remodelingmagazine.com) lists the best return on investment for various remodeling projects. In 2011, remodeling your bathroom comes in at number 1!  Whether you are simply updating your fixtures, sinks, and vanities or a total remodel, the research shows that spending money on upgrading your bathroom has a high return on investment. We are in Charlotte, NC, and have remodeled several bathrooms already in the first 6 weeks of 2011 and there seems to be no end in sight of people looking to follow suit with their bathroom remodeling plans. For more ideas and photos, you can go to http://www.valueremodelers.com , this is an Archadeck of Charlotte subsidiary that has a brand new showroom being built in Charlotte!

Screen Porches in Charlotte add to quality of life

Adding a screen porch in Charlotte, NC makes so much sense! The quality of life that it provides alone makes it an invaluable ROI (return on investment). The weather here is ideal for outdoor living and the screen patio room keeps the bugs out and the sun from baking us. Archadeck of Charlotte is the largest screen porch builder and they design rooms that fit the architecture of the house. When you come home from work and need to reduce your stress, there is nothing like taking a vacation right in your backyard! Just by being on your porch and feeling the fresh air is invigorating!

paver patio with screen porch
Outdoor living in Charlotte with a screen porch