Designing your dream deck can be a fun and exciting experience for adding a new outdoor living space to your home. With this new space comes new opportunities to enjoy your landscape as well as entertain family and friends outdoors. If you are now in the process of designing your dream deck, consider these five important factors for creating your perfect outdoor space.
How do you plan on using your deck? If you plan on enjoying it for personal use only, consider what your everyday needs are for the space. Do you plan to grill, lounge, or decorate with plants? You may want to decide between an open space or designated spaces for each purpose. For entertaining guests especially, you will need to consider the amount of space needed to comfortably accommodate guests for your party.
As you design your deck, the question of which materials to use often boils down to maintenance. Consider the amount of upkeep that each material will require overtime in order to properly plan for what your deck will need in each season. For example, a wood deck may require staining and treatment, while a vinyl or composite deck may only require an occasional cleaning to look great throughout the year.
The size of your deck is often contingent upon its purpose as a part of your home. While a smaller deck may be suitable for grilling or framing the edge of your landscape, a larger amount of space may be necessary for entertaining or holding accessories such as a table, chairs, or a firepit.
The layout of your deck is an important part of accentuating various parts of your landscape, so it is especially important to consider the look of your deck as part of your design. In working with an experienced team of professionals to design your deck, you will be able to decide on the perfect layout for your deck in your outdoor space.
Your deck design is what creates the decorative aesthetic of your outdoor space. For a classic look, consider flooring designs that run parallel to the side of your house or picture frame designs. For a more adventurous look, try angled decking or custom inlays.
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Mid-Atlantic Deck & Fence has almost 30 years of experience in building beautiful custom fences, gazebos, screened-in porches, and decks throughout the state of Maryland. We have the expertise to design your dream fence or custom deck and have it installed in a headache-free process. Give us a call at 1-800-833-9310 or visit us online for a quote today! We offer many different styles of fencing and decking in addition to custom options designed specifically to suit your preferences and tastes. To see examples of our work and get more tips on how to choose the right gazebo for your family, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Houzz, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube, and LinkedIn.