Once you’ve decided to build a new deck, figuring out where to start can be a little overwhelming. While hiring a good deck builder who does quality work is crucial, good design comes even before good construction. In order to get the deck of your dreams, you need a design that meets your needs and vision, while sticking to your budget.
To get an idea of what you like, look around at other decks and make notes of what you like and don’t like. You’ll probably find yourself gravitating towards certain styles or layouts. What is the style of your home and yard? You’ll want something that will go with the styles already present in your yard.
Then think about function. What purpose will your deck serve? This, along with your budget and yard size, will affect your deck design the most. Do you want a large, elaborate deck to have parties and backyard barbecues on? Or just want a simple platform deck to relax on?
You’ll also have to consider the physical and financial constraints when creating a deck design. How big is your yard? Do you want your deck to take up most of the space, or keep it contained to close to your home? Is your yard level or sloping? How high off the ground should it stand? Would you prefer a multi-platform deck with stairs in between, or a simple, one-level platform?
Figuring out all of this will help make sure you find a deck design you love and can enjoy for years to come. And Skylo Construction is happy to help every step of the way.