I’m constantly amazed by people who spend so much time on the design of their home interiors, then give short shrift to planning their decks. If you’re going to add a deck, it means you want more living space to enjoy and hopefully, increase the value of your home. Don’t waste your money on a deck you won’t be happy with. Deck space should be designed like any other room in your home to provide you with functionality, easy traffic flow, and a complimentary look to your home.
- The first part of planning your deck should be outlining what you’re looking for in your outdoor space. Do you want an outdoor eating area? An outdoor hot tub? A covered area? A place for plants? Make a list so your contractor can make it happen.
- It is helpful if you have a copy of the site plan or plan for your house when you meet with your contractor. Professional contractors can enter this information into deck plan software to make a more exact, detailed design. It’s one more way of ensuring your happy with the final product.
- Remember your deck does not have to be symmetrical to the back of your house. It’s important to achieve a nice blend with the existing architecture.
If you’re ready to add a useful, outdoor living area to your home, contact us and we’ll go through all the steps with you to ensure you wind up with a useful, attractive deck.