By building a new deck, you’re investing in your family’s ability to enjoy the outdoors and have more living space than ever before. If that sounds as great to you as it does to us, you’re in the right place! However, there are also some major considerations to make when it comes to building a deck and you want to make sure you’ve got all the right ideas in mind. Today, we want to take a dive into what it means to create your dream deck. These are those little details that set apart any old deck from the best in show, so let’s break it down.
1. Concealing Supports
If you’re the kind of person who doesn’t want anyone looking at your hardware, there are a few ways to hide it all away. Potted plants are fantastic for strategically placing around your deck to hide fasteners and supports. There are plenty of consumer options out there as well though, so make sure you’re checking with your deck builder to see if they have any ideas in mind.
2. Be Aware of Materials
There is an incredible abundance of materials out there when it comes to decking. If you’re more of a traditional person who likes wood, pressure-treated cedar or redwood are always classic. That said, many people are moving away from wood and are taking a look at composite decking and vinyl decks as well. They can be the best solution for someone who still wants an amazing aesthetic without any of the maintenance requirements that comes with old fashioned wood.
3. Try Using Levels
Just like how there is a separation of spaces in the interior of your home, you can do the same with decks. Consider adding levels that allow your guests to group up in various different areas, allowing for a slightly cozier setting and a more intimate space for relaxing. As great as using levels is for creating a more dynamic space, it’s also a part of breaking up some of the long flights of steps that you see on many decks out there.
4. Use the Right Railings
There are many deck railing designs out there with a whole host of materials. This includes everything from composites, metal, vinyl, and glass. Picking something out of the ordinary may just be what you need to set your deck apart from the rest of the pack.
5. Incorporate Colors
If you’re looking for the same old deck design that is often seen, you’re likely just going to pick a brown deck. There’s certainly nothing wrong with that, but just remember that you have the option to get creative if you’d like to. Subtle accents can help break up the predictability of your deck and add a bit of extra life to the view.
Trust Eastern Shore Porch and Patio
When you embark on your next project to erect a pergola on your property, trust Eastern Shore Porch and Patio to help. We service Bethany Beach, Ocean City, Lewes, Salisbury, and the Delmarva area. You can request a quote today! If you have questions or concerns, call us at 302-436-9520 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For updates and ideas, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Youtube.