Many people dream of owning a house with a deck. If you are planning a deck building project you need to make sure you build the right kind of deck so that it can be used for the right function as well as it is aesthetically pleasing. If you really want your deck to stand out in your neighbourhood, you need to keep the following points in minds:
Size: The first thing you need to consider before contracting a deck building specialist is the size of the deck. To make your deck stand out, you need not make it the largest in the block. But building a tiny deck will not serve its intended purpose. You should have a clear picture about the entertainment needs the deck will serve and size it appropriately. Correctly optimising the furniture and objects in the deck will make it look larger than it originally is. All of these factors will help you decide the perfect and most functional deck size to fit your needs.
Shape: Another thing to consider in a deck building project is what should be the shape. The shape of the deck can immediately make it stand out. You can build your deck in any shape that you see fit. We recommend laying out the foot print of the deck on the ground so you can easily visualize it before starting your deck building project. Take into account changing the angle of your decking boards to add a more intriguing look.
Railing: Railings in a deck instantly adds to its visual appeal. Most people add railings as a safety and support feature, but if you use railings correctly, you will have a stunning deck that will be the talk of the town. There are several railing options – from wood, metal to glass. Another emerging trend is the use of cable railings which is a low maintenance option that gives your deck a sleek modern look. The type and style of railing you choose can really set it apart from a traditional look.
Multi-level-or-ground level: You can build a multi-level deck if you have an walk-out open space on your second floor. This will obviously look cool from the outside and also provide you with an extra space for entertaining your guests. You can even use the 2nd floor deck to place a hot tub or BBQ. Ground level decks can also look cool because they can be made to appear as a continuation of your home and you will also save a lot of money with a ground level deck.