Comfortable outdoor living calls for creative deck designs. Are you considering installing or upgrading a deck? It is essential to get the basics of deck design down before adding extra flairs like paint or lighting. Your deck is a place where you will spend countless hours with family and friends for years to come. Planning your deck size and layout with these important factors in mind is critical to improving those years of leisure and relaxation. Keep reading for some tips on designing your new deck.
Determine Your Deck’s Purpose
The possibilities for outdoor activities are nearly limitless, so it is more important than ever to decide what you want to do with your deck. Will you use it to entertain guests or relax with your family? Do you want to bring movie night outside or throw a backyard BBQ?
Your answers to these questions will help you begin to figure out what deck fits your needs the best. Also, if you have a swimming pool or hot tub, you should factor that into the deck design. Non-slip decking is crucial to keep everyone safe.
Size Does Matter
Another important consideration is the size of your deck. Naturally, you should consider the overall size and layout of your home and landscape. Those with smaller yards might choose a proportionately smaller deck to save some space in the landscape. However, if you have a bigger yard, you might opt for a large, all-inclusive deck that will take up most of the lawn. This is a personal choice and one that will depend on how you plan to use your deck.
Make Your Deck Reflect Your Lifestyle
What will you be using the deck for most often? People who love to throw parties and be the talk of the neighborhood will require a much different deck size, layout, and functionality than a quiet couple who likes to relax with a few close friends. Consider adding furniture, blankets, lights, or music to make your deck your ideal oasis.
Connect Your Deck to Your Landscape
You don’t have to stop your creative design at the bottom of your deck steps. Instead, blend the design into a complimentary patio or fire pit surrounded by beautiful landscaping. In addition to being attractive, a pergola provides shade and a great spot to hang plants.
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