Spring is here, and you’ve finally decided that you’re going to design a fantastic deck. You’ve saved all year; you have the vision, and you now have the time to create an outdoor living space that will benefit you in many ways. There’s no more procrastination and no more excuses. However, designing the deck of your dreams should never be a rushed project. It takes a lot of consideration to create the ideal outdoor living space. Before you call a contractor, here are four things that you should think about before designing your deck.
1) What Materials Will You Use?
While any material can look visually pleasing, each one is different. Take the time to research the pros and cons of wood versus composite or the difference between visible versus hidden fasteners. There are also various finishes that you can add to your deck to make it unique. When narrowing down the foundation of your deck, you should research words like “deck maintenance,” “water damage,” and “replacement” so that you have an understanding of what materials will cost you the least due to low-maintenance.
2) What is The Purpose Of Your Deck?
An apparent reason to own a deck is to host gatherings. However, some logistics should come to mind. How large will it be? Is it shady and will you be able to actually enjoy it on a hot day? There are no limitations to what a deck can do. Common deck designs include adding a fire pit, hot tub, furniture, and an outdoor grill. Realistically narrow down the functions of your deck.
3) Look into Your Permits
Make sure that there won’t be any legal issues. Double check with your local municipality to see if there are any limitations in regards to how you design your deck. It’s always best to take precaution when it comes to home improvement.
4) Narrow Down the Style of Your Deck
When it comes to home improvement, narrowing down the style component isn’t easy. One way to design an outdoor living space is to make sure that it matches the interior of your home. Also, take a look at your home’s architecture. Ultimately, your deck should complement your home and lifestyle.
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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.