A deck creates additional space that becomes a part of your home. The increase of living space is great – during any season. A place to read the Sunday paper, host a family party or a romantic dinner. The key of adding a deck is to know what function is important for you. Just a bit of thought can make your deck a haven – created specifically for you.
The layout of your home is likely to determine where it will best serve you. Do you want to be near the kitchen? Or maybe create an outdoor kitchen? An oasis off your master suite with a spa, or near or as a garden with planters that will surround you with blooms or a bumper crop.
A deck will require some space and can change the way your yard is used. Be considerate of the traffic that will be moving in and around your deck. Access to your pool or a view of the woods – site planning is key.
Today deck design has transformed with the use of state of the art materials and accessories. Manufacturers such as AZEK and TimberTech offer homeowners maintenance free materials – free of splinters, and offer durable composites that will last for “deck-ades”. A vast variety of railing styles, lighting and color choices can be overwhelming but have not fear – an app available to guide you.
Many people want their decks built directly off their house but decks can be place anywhere your local zoning regulations allow. A standalone deck surrounded by trees are near a water feature can create a getaway in your own backyard. Sightlines should be considered when you place your space. Maybe you’d like something off your garage so you can enjoy the view of your baby…a classic car.
Maybe you’d prefer a bit of shade? AZEK has partnered with Walpole Outdoors. They offer pergola and shade options that will complement the style of your deck and keep the sun off your neck.
Check out the Deck Designer app from AZEK & TimberTech. With so many choices it can help you create your dream deck and with a few clicks you can see what your deck can be. A 3D design that can make your vision into a reality to enjoy all four seasons.
We at Berkeley Exteriors have been creating and building decks for over 25 years. Let our experience help you enhance your home for years to come!