Summer 2022:  ProHome1 pergola installation

What’s a great way to enjoy the outdoors? Even if it’s only from your deck, patio, balcony or pergola and whether it’s spring, summer, autumn or winter, a perfectly designed deck or patio will not only create a beautiful escape and form a cozy outdoor area but add a feeling of openness and spaciousness to your home. You can add various transitional elements for nearly every style of house, townhouse, or even a small condominium balcony.

Adding a beautiful deck, patio and balcony is a great way to add interest to a space – it can transform a flat roof into a terrace, ultimately adding value to your home. For a multi-family property, it can refresh the outdoor area, add more space and add value.  

People have started giving extreme importance to their outdoor spaces, because it has become the perfect spot for recreation, relaxation and an entertaining haven for family, friends and neighbors.

Let’s take a look at our stylish outdoor living ideas for some inspiration and on how to properly utilize this alluring feature to your home.


Composite decking is a great choice because it’s made of sawdust mixed with polymer resin. It’s one of the best options for non-combustible decking because it looks like wood but it doesn’t burn. It’s suitable for single family homes, as well as multi-family properties. It lasts a very long time, some well over 30 years, making it a solid and decent investment.  Also, it’s resistant to mold, mildew and rot. There are many varieties currently available on the market, the most popular are still: wood, vinyl and composite. Each contains different characteristics that may or may not appeal to you. So, it’s best to go over your options that will best suit your needs and harmonize with your home.


The location of your deck, patio or pergola will be determined in relation to your house. If your property is smaller or your yard is on a slope, or presents other challenges, creativity will play a major roll. Perhaps you have room for a roof-top deck? What about building a front-yard entry deck? Instead of stairs, we can build a raised two- or three-level deck which leads to the front door. There are so many options!


Deck, patio, and balcony configurations are endless and for that one-of-a-kind style you’re looking for consider the overall layout, size, framing, inlays and style. Sleek lines are the contemporary trend. They provide a clear and unobstructed view and require minimal maintenance – what homeowners and buyers are looking for.


There’s an array of flooring options available from materials, shapes, widths, etc. It all depends what is important to you: design, durability, low-maintenance, cost and purpose. However, we’re seeing that a popular choice is the use of wood-like elements with composite deck boards.


A partly sheltered deck such as an overhead canopy, canvas, roof overhand, roof extension, extended ceiling, cantilevered roof plane and pergola can provide relief against the sun, as well as protection against rain. This indoor-outdoor space flawlessly connects a family room or kitchen with a patio - a perfect transition. Have you considered extending your detached garage with a pergola?


Creating the right mood is an important aesthetic in designing your outdoor space. A seamless look with exterior lighting elements will make your deck an enjoyable experience for your family, as well as your guests. Lighting can add beauty and a magical atmosphere to the entire space, but be functional as well, especially in the dark so no one trips and can navigate comfortably. The right ambiance provides a great way to relax, or just sit outside on a nice evening to feel the breeze.


Sometimes, the best place to get away is your own backyard. If you’re looking for best privacy screens options, think about creating vertical panels. There’s a huge selection of privacy screens, fences, wall panels, lattices and pull-down shades. Incorporating tall planters with potted vines, ornamental ironwork panels or a beautiful cascade fountain works well on most spaces.


We can add decorative columns or custom railings on your property. We can further enhance the aesthetics and functionality of your outdoor living space by adding other beautiful features.

If you’re ready to build your dream outdoor space, then get ahead by scheduling your deck building or remodeling plans and contact us today for a no-hassle design consultation.

After we build your dream deck, patio, pergola, or balcony, we’ll show you how to maintain it so that it looks beautiful for many years. 

Outdoor living is one of our specialties and you’ll see why as you view our gallery of some of our past work: