As we make our way through summer – and perhaps also look forward to the cooler temps of fall – now is the perfect time to remodel your outdoor space, starting with your deck. Whether your deck needs minor repair or a major renovation, or you have a blank canvas of an outdoor space waiting for a new deck, start by reaching out to your local, reputable remodeler for guidance.
When you reach out to your licensed and insured remodeling company, be prepared to discuss what kind of space you have available and what you foresee as the main role of your deck:
How does the sun hit your outdoor space, so you can plan for both sun and shade? Consider structural options like a pergola; three-season room; built-in canopy or gazebo; or a screened-in room.
Do you have a sloped yard, or trees that may need removal or incorporation into the design?
Do you want an outdoor kitchen, or simply room for a grill?
What kind of seating area would you like to have? Is it room for the family to eat, or would you like room to entertain with ample seating for guests?
Are you hoping to take advantage of a great view, or do you want to increase the privacy of your outdoor space?
What kind of access do you currently have to your backyard space, and what would you like to add on?
Are you working with a smaller space, and want to maximize your deck area with a multi-level deck?
What type of lighting do you currently have and what will you need to ensure you can properly enjoy your deck at all hours? Path lighting, overhead lighting, and motion-detection lighting are a few options to consider.
Once you’ve determined your priorities for your renovated or newly designed deck, start considering what material you would prefer. The most popular options are pressure-treated wood, composite materials (such as Trex), and PVC. Each option has their pros and cons, and your remodeler can fill you in on the best options for your goals and budget.
Sprucing up your outdoor space by adding a deck not only provides additional living space, but it also adds value to your home, so you want to consider all aspects of the deck build to ensure your satisfaction. Enlisting the skill and expertise of an established and reputable remodeling company is essential, not only when it comes to design and production, but also when it comes to building codes and required permits.
Regardless of the size of your outdoor space, there are options to get a deck that meets your wants and needs. To explore the possibilities for your new deck, or to renovate your entire outdoor space, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.