Basic wood or composite decks look incredible, especially if you don’t already have one. However, building a deck doesn’t have to be simply installing planks of wood in your backyard. There are so many things you can do to make your deck extraordinary. After all, this is a once-in-a-lifetime project, so why settle for ordinary? Deck ideas can be difficult to envision, so here are a few popular ideas to consider for your next deck project.
If you have the space and enjoy having friends and families over for social gatherings, multi-level decks are the perfect solution. With a large footprint, each level will have its own primary purpose. For example, you might have a seating area and grill on the level closest to the house. A second level could serve as an outdoor living room. A third could be home to a hot tub. The options are unlimited!
Want the best of both worlds? How about combining your new deck with a lower-level patio? The stone construction of a patio lends itself to adding potted plants and greenery while your deck serves as the outdoor living area.
A popular reason for adding a deck is to surround a pool or hot tub. No one wants to step out of a pool and have to trudge through grass and mud. A deck makes a perfect transition from your home to the pool area. You can add several layers to your design that provide for a sun lounging area as well.
If you are lucky enough to have a home away from neighbors and the opportunity to see the beauty of nature, consider going up. A balcony-type deck is an amazing way to make your new outdoor space truly a part of the outdoors.
Don’t forget style. Many decks use straight lumber in their construction, which is fine, but consider adding curves if you want a unique look. Yes, that can be done, and an experienced contractor can make it happen!
Consider using composite decking as your construction material of choice. There are numerous reasons for this, but here are two main ones. The first is maintenance. Composite decking does not require the level of maintenance traditional pressure-treated lumber does. If you go with lumber, you have to be willing to keep up with frequent staining or sealing. The second reason composite is a great choice? There are so many color options to choose from!
You can settle for a run-of-the-mill rectangular deck, but why do that? If you’re looking to make your deck a unique gathering place for family and friends, then give us a call. At Bealing Roofing & Exteriors, LLC, we can make your dream deck a reality!
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