Ways to Improve Your Nighttime Outdoor Living in Charlotte

Warm weather is afoot. Have you planned your new outdoor living space with Archadeck of Charlotte yet? Whether you aspire to build an all-new space, or upgrade your current outdoor living area, we have some great ways to make your warm weather evenings even better!

Outdoor living of today is vastly improved over what it was even 20 years ago. Custom decks, patios, and porches of today are not an afterthought for homeowners, but a standard. Take a look at your neighbors’ backyard spaces, and you’ll see lots of outdoor living amenities that we would never have dreamed of bringing outdoors in the past. Archadeck of Charlotte has been building custom outdoor living spaces in Charlotte for more than 30 years, and we are ready to work with you in designing and building a space that will be so lovely, so convenient…you may never want to spend time indoors at home again!


Enjoy the peaceful serenity of a custom deck at night by Archadeck of Charlotte.

1. Just add hot water

As the premier deck builder in the Charlotte area, we have been building bigger and better decks for families, who love to entertain, and get maximum benefits from their decks! One popular deck addition is a hot tub. A hot tub not only creates a wonderful deck oasis and place of respite and reflection after a long day but will also lend itself to added fun for nighttime entertaining. The idea of having an outdoor party that includes a dip in the hot tub automatically sets a more casual and relaxed tone.


Multi-level deck with hot tub and pergola by Archadeck of Charlotte.

2. Cover your patio

One of the greatest parts of the evolution of outdoor living is seeing new and exciting ways to bring the comforts of our indoor spaces outdoors. One of the best ways to enjoy a Charlotte patio is by offering coverage by way of a gazebo roof. Fully finished gazebo ceilings offer clean installation of electrical wiring for lighting, fans, TVs, and speakers, all great for nighttime outdoor use. Whether you’re hosting friends for dinner on the patio with your fully equipped outdoor kitchen, having a glass of wine by your outdoor fireplace, or a private movie night, a covered patio is the ideal space in which to do it!


Custom gazebo with full outdoor kitchen, electrical hook-ups, TV, and hot tub.


Covered porch with outdoor fireplace and lots of comfortable outdoor seating.

3. Add a deluxe outdoor fireplace

Outdoor fireplaces are great for nighttime relaxation and entertaining, but they also offer the benefits of adding electrical to the fireplace structure when there is no roof atop. If you prefer open-air outdoor living, a patio with a deluxe outdoor fireplace that includes wood storage, electrical hook-ups, and enough furniture to lounge with your whole family will suit you perfectly! There’s just something about stargazing by the fire.


Can you see yourself relaxing by a poolside fireplace under cover of stars at night?

4. How about a man cove?

We know the sign reads, “Man Cave,” but a poolside bar with a shed roof seems more like a cove to us! Let’s not forget our ladies – shed roof, seating for you and your bestie, and you have yourself a poolside she shed! Turn on your favorite music channel, TV show, or movie, and hang by the pool after dusk. Shed roofs also offer opportunities for electrical hook-ups, and look really festive with string lighting hung underneath!


This poolside bar creates a fantastic area for conversation and TV viewing at night!

5. Go all the way with a great combination

As a Charlotte patio builder over the last 30 years, we have learned that more is more. If there is a patio, porch, or deck amenity that you think you want, add it to your project! If you will get more use of more than one outdoor living area, build a combination of spaces. The beauty in having a deluxe outdoor living space is that each area can provide a different use. Nighttime entertaining and relaxation will be optimally achieved on this beautiful deck and patio combination. The addition of a fire pit and seating wall to the open patio gives the entire space better use after dark. Grilling, eating, relaxing, and entertaining…this space truly fulfills all these scenarios!


Composite deck and flagstone patio combination with fire pit and seating wall – so inviting at night.

6. Light it all up

Lighting your favorite outdoor spaces will increase the value of your outdoor living in that it provides needed lighting in dark areas around your yard, but it also sets a beautiful scene. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte can light your home and yard with the best lighting products and service in the industry, including deck lighting, patio lighting, landscape lighting, and façade lighting. When entertaining at night, show your friends safely and beautifully to your front door with custom outdoor lighting!


Patio lighting sets a cozy and romantic scene after dark.


A warm welcome for your guests by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

7. Don’t forget to invite your best friend

At Archadeck of Charlotte, we know one thing for sure. Outdoor living spaces are best enjoyed day or night, with those we love! Grab your friends and family, and get ready to live outdoors with a brand new space custom designed and built by Archadeck of Charlotte.

Are you ready to plan your new Charlotte outdoor living design with Archadeck of Charlotte? Give us a call for a free design consultation at (704) 944-1350 or email us and a Design Consultant will contact you promptly.

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