2013 Remodeling Excellence Award

Adding A Deck To A House On A Hill

multi level deck designs created by Normandy Designer Troy PavelkaCertain municipalities have requirements for adding a deck onto the back of your home.  In this case, the deck couldn’t be higher than 3 feet from the ground.  Normandy Design Manager Troy Pavelka suggested a multi-level deck as a solution, so the homeowners could still have the large deck they desired.Multi level deck plans created by Normandy Designer Troy Pavelka“With multi-level decks It’s best to define separate functional uses for each of the deck levels before beginning, which will determine the size and layout needed for each level,” says Troy.  “In this case, the first level was dedicated as a landing and barbecue area due to adjacency to the kitchen, while second level was smaller and more intimate area to gather as family, overlooking the patio, pergola and hot tub.  The third and final primary deck area was the largest, offering an area to entertain guests and gather at times of celebration.”

Troy also created interest in the backyard deck design by incorporating unique, Asian inspired latticework throughout.  The final product proved to be functional and visually appealing, and recently received a First Place Remodeling Excellence Award from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, Greater Chicagoland.

backyard deck ideas created by Normandy Designer Troy PavelkaMulti level deck images created by Normandy Designer Troy Pavelka

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