Ideas To Consider Before Installing A New Deck


A deck is a great addition to your home because it provides you with additional living space. You can use it for dining, cooking, and entertaining friends. You have many options when it comes to installing a deck; there are different materials to choose from, and your design can be just about anything you can image. Your builder can even install a deck around a tree. Here are some tips for getting ready for your new deck to be installed.

Plan The Space In Advance

You want the deck to be large enough for its intended use, but you don't want it so large that you waste money. One way to get a feel for the size is to rope off an area where the deck will go and fill it with your deck furniture and grill. If you plan to buy new furniture, consider picking it out before you build the deck, or at least getting measurements so you can tell exactly how much space everything will take up once it's all in place. If you have benches built into the side of the deck, then you may not have as much floor space as you think you will.

Consider Adding A Storage Area Under The Deck

Rather than wasting the space underneath your deck, consider enclosing the sides and turning it into an outdoor storage area. It could be the perfect place to store lawn equipment and patio furniture during the winter months. The area under the deck could replace an outdoor storage shed that might look unattractive and take up additional yard space.

Think About The Look You Want

Vinyl and composite decks are popular because they require little maintenance; however, you may want to choose your building material based more on appearance than maintenance, since maintaining a wood deck isn't all that difficult. Wood gives your deck a classic look and feel under your feet. While other building products are made to mimic the appearance of wood, there is usually enough of a difference that you might be disappointed, when the deck is finished, if you didn't go with real wood. However, if you've seen vinyl or composite decks and you like the look, then those could be good options since you won't have to stain them to keep them looking nice.

Your deck builder can help you make wise decisions when it's time to have the deck installed. In addition, he or she may have ideas on deck accessories, such as lattice walls for privacy or adding a gazebo for shade. Contact professionals like Rainier Fencing & Decking for more information.


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