Today we’ll be sharing five golden rules for deck design. Given our name, Carroll Landscaping, Inc., you might be pleasantly surprised that we don’t only specialize in landscaping. We also design beautiful hardscape features such as well as specializing in deck construction. While it’s cold, it’s the perfect time to add a fire pit or fireplace to your outdoor living space. Or you could take the time to plan how you want to upgrade your home so that it’ll be spring-ready. Here is some food for thought on deck design.
Take a Look at Our Portfolio
While our portfolio isn’t exhaustive of the fantastic decks that we have designed, it can help you envision the kind of deck we can construct on your property. The point is that looking at a gallery or portfolio of various designs will help you narrow in on what you want.
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 people may find that patios and outdoor kitchens are the perfect complements to a well-designed deck. It all depends on the size of your space, preferences, and most importantly if you’re going to 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?
Evaluate Traffic Flow and Movement
You may find that an outdoor kitchen is a perfect accessory to a deck. Grills can be bulky, so it makes sense that you place them where there’s more room. Typically, people eat and 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, and it overwhelms the environment. It can also stop neighbors from seeing the beautiful deck you own.
Consider Your Deck’s Shape and Size
A valuable rule of thumb is to make sure that your deck is no larger than 20% of the square footage of your home. Once again, you don’t want it to overwhelm the environment. It should complement versus take over the entire house. While rectangular decks are the standard, we can add curves and pizzaz to your deck design so that it wows the whole neighborhood.
DIY Deck Design Is Not the Answer
Leave deck construction to us, the professionals. Otherwise, you’ll feel a lot of frustration and lose out on a lot of money trying to fix mistakes. Plus, deck construction can be dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. By hiring us, you can be as meticulous as you want to be because we want you to love your deck genuinely.
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