What could be better in summertime than drinks outside on a deck? From family BBQs to elegant entertaining, a deck makes for a fantastic addition to your home, adding value and elegance, and a comfortable way to enjoy the great outdoors during warmer weather. The choice of materials and designs can seem dizzying, so before you get lost in the hundreds of decking choices, take some time out to figure out what kind of deck would work best for you and your family. Here are three things to think about before you get started.
Size And Shape
Size and shape are key to designing a good deck that works really well with your home. If your deck is too large, it will look out of proportion and will swamp your garden. If it's too small, it will get lost in your garden. The right size deck will give you the room your need to move around, while looking in balance with the size of your home and your outdoor space. Shape matter too. A simple straight deck gives a classic look, or why not use two sides if it suits your home? Level changes and even curves can add interest to your deck.
Where will your deck work best? Easy access to both your home and garden are an absolute must, and of course if possible you want to make the most of any sunny aspect your home has. Lots of people opt to have their deck accessible through their back door, and if that works well with your home, it's a great choice. But why not consider adding patio doors to a downstairs sitting room or even dining room for a functional but striking alternative?
Decks can be made in all kinds of designs, from simple rustic to old world elegance to futuristic modern lines. The most important thing is to choose a deck design that complements your home and sits easily side by side with it. You want your deck to look like it belongs, like it has always been there. A good construction company will be able to work with you on how to choose the best deck design to blend in with your home style, using accents such as railings or tiling to complement the colors and accents on your home.
A deck is a great investment for your home – if you plan it to complement your existing space and garden, you will have a home addition that will delight you for years to come. Email or give us a call for a free estimate.