Have you often thought to yourself, “If only we had a nice deck…”? One of the great things about building a custom deck is that it truly increases your living space while also increasing the overall value of your home. It gives you a place to host parties, eat meals, grill and smoke meats, and even encourages kids and pets to play outside. Decks can be very simple, or they can be incredibly elaborate structures that contain additional features such as pools, outdoor kitchens and fire pits.
We will give you a run down of the features you should consider when planning to add a deck to your home . We would love to help design your custom deck and have it built and ready for all those Spring BBQs that are right around the corner (okay, maybe not right around the corner… but we are already dreaming of warm, sunny days)!
One of the first features you should consider is design – this is where O'Jennings can really add value. Tell us what you envision, we will bring it to life. Perhaps you want a curved deck that wraps around to your front porch. Maybe you want a small, rectangular deck off a master bedroom. Or it’s possible that you have envisioned a multi-tiered outdoor living space with room to accommodate an outdoor kitchen and bar area.
The second feature you should consider is look and feel – this is where the decking ‘material’ comes into play. Do you want it to be made of wood? What about composite wood? Do you want it to look modern? Do you want it to be practically maintenance free or are you okay with material that requires some attention each year? Yes, there are a lot of things to consider when it comes to material - but don't worry, we've got you covered. We can help you determine the best material for your look and for your budget.
The third and final feature you should consider is accessorizing. Think lighting, possible heat sources for those cool nights, furniture, planters and seating. Don't get overwhelmed, we can list the pros and cons of different 'accessories' and guide your decisions based on priorities, intended use and budget.
One of the best things you can do as you begin the initial process of designing a custom deck is peruse the Internet for great ideas. Then, give us a call so we can work through the design and build phases with you! We can't wait to get started.