With summer fast approaching, many are dreaming about creating a getaway in their own backyard. Whether you have an old, weathered deck that no longer fits your needs or aesthetic or if you have always wanted to have a deck, now is a great time to start planning the one you envision. Here are four things to consider while planning your new deck.
It is important to plan the size and layout of your new deck, including considering furniture and outdoor appliances. Style, shape, and railings all should be thought out. Take a rough measurement of the area for obtaining designs and quotes on building materials.
The most common decking materials are pressure-treated wood and composite material. Pricier alternatives include redwood and cedar. Which material is right for you? This will depend on the amount of maintenance you are willing to commit to, the look you want to achieve, and your budget. You may also want to consider durability and environmental conditions.
Your deck railing is not only a safeguard but is also a focal point of a deck. Consider the factors of appearance, durability, and the amount of maintenance required when researching your railing material. The market for decking has exploded, and there is an overwhelming number of options available to the consumer. In fact, many deck railings come in kits and are relatively painless to install.
For every budget and aesthetic preference, there is a lighting scheme that perfectly fits your deck. Popular lighting choices include recessed lighting, staircase lighting, post cap, and floor lighting. Subtle deck lighting creates an intriguing atmosphere and can highlight attractive features of your deck. Deck lights are easily installed and are available in LED and solar.
Consult an Expert
Once you have done your research and determined your budget and preferences, it’s time to bring in the expert. An experienced deck installer will help you to finalize your plans and bring them to fruition in your own backyard. Contact us for professional decking design and installation.