When it comes to design, there are numerous questions that need answering when building your deck.
A deck is a lifestyle, not just a structure. Your outdoor space provides you relaxation and a place to make lasting memories. Whether you’re building a small deck or an outdoor living room, this home improvement will provide enjoyment for the whole family.
1. What is Your Style? When deciding on a style for your deck, you should always consider the architectural look of your home. For example, a modern deck probably would not look ecstatically pleasing if you have a Colonial home. When building a deck for a Colonial home, you could use elements like white moulded railings with decorative posts caps and incorporate planter boxes and benches.
2. What About Railings? Once you have decided what style deck you are going to build, picking your railing choice becomes a bit easier. Budget and purpose are two questions you have to think about. Most people think of railings as the finishing parts of the decks structure, but a railing system is your finishing accessory to tie your deck style together. You have to take in consideration your view, weather and privacy when picking out your railing system.
If you have a view that you love to admire, you might want to think about a tempered glass railing system or another new option is the Crystal Railing by Regal.
What About Privacy? What you do on your deck is your business, you can enjoy the deck-life anyway you want. With privacy railing you are able to have privacy and protection from unwanted weather elements.
What Decking Materials? That “B” word keeps popping up when designing your dream outdoor space, BUDGET. First set a budget, pressure treated wood is your most cost efficient material. But if you are looking for a maintenance free deck and your budget allows for it, a Composite or PVC decking material is the way to go.
A deck is more than footings and a structure, there are many components that bring the style of your deck together. When working with a contractor to bring your deck dreams alive, you should ask the following key questions:
- Are you insured?
- What is your warranty?
- Do you provide a contract?
- Do you have references?
Behind every stylish deck design should be a good plan and great workmanship. If you are looking at building a deck contact one of All-Crafts Outdoor Living Specialists.