At Carroll Landscaping, Inc., you might be pleasantly surprised that we don’t only specialize in landscaping. We also design beautiful hardscape features, such as specializing in deck construction. While it’s cold, it’s the perfect time to plan how to upgrade your home to be spring-ready. Designing your new deck doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are a few great tips on deck design.
Deck Shapes and Layout
As you start designing your deck, you’ll want to consider the layout and shape. Gone are the days when a deck has to be a dull square. Decks can fit your space any way you want. Bump-outs and multi-level decks can also enhance your deck space. For instance, you might add a grill to a bump-out space to separate the cooking area from the rest of the deck.
Factor in the Location of Your Deck Design
A great trick to remember is to choose the best location for a deck that your property offers. Property size will limit choices, but you should take advantage of nature and its views. If you want more sun in the morning and afternoon, the deck must be built facing one direction. If the opposite is true, then you need to build the deck facing the other direction. Privacy is also another matter to consider location-wise. Perfect placement is a crucial factor to discuss with deck designers and builders.
Evaluate Traffic Flow and Movement
You may find that an outdoor kitchen is a perfect accessory to a deck. Grills can be bulky, so placing them where there’s more room makes sense. Typically, people eat, relax on a deck, and place the grill on their backyard’s lower level. Ensure that you and your family can move freely without a grill or furniture getting in the way. Plus, having too many accessories on your deck can obstruct your view, overwhelming the environment.
Deck Design Should Complement Your Lifestyle
A deck may be all that you need if you’re minimalistic. However, some homeowners require more as they plan their outdoor living spaces. Some may find that patios and outdoor kitchens perfectly complement a well-designed deck. It all depends on the size of your space, preferences, and, most importantly, if you will use your outdoor living space enough to appreciate any fancy add-ons. Ask yourself: Is this deck going to be the ultimate space for relaxation? What about entertainment? Or both?
Interested in Improving Your Outdoor Living Space? Consider Landscape and Hardscaping Design Services from Carroll Landscaping
Carroll Landscaping has over 30 years of experience with landscape construction, porch construction, deck building, and hardscape installation. Our award-winning landscape designers are passionate about providing customers with top-notch service and landscape design. Our landscape designers have a creative design outlook and work as a team with our installation crews to make your vision a reality. We are committed to providing every customer with the highest quality workmanship, professional and knowledgeable service, and creativity in design in order to surpass our clients’ expectations in every aspect of the project.
We serve residents throughout the beautiful state of Maryland including Baltimore, Columbia, Ellicott City, Eldersburg, Clarksville, Sykesville, Manchester, Westminster, and Woodstock. For more information and to schedule a consultation with one of our expert designers, contact us online or give us a call at 410-922-2416