26 Apr 2013
April 26, 2013

Design Basics For Decks

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To get the most out of your all-too-limited relaxation time, consider your interests, needs and budget when creating your design. What are your pastimes? Will your deck be the family hub for activity or a peaceful retreat? Plan for changes as the kids grow up, let the deck grow with them.

What kind of entertaining will the deck be used for? Do you plan large parties, intimate dinners, casual get-togethers, or elegant gatherings? Do the men gravitate to one area and the women to another area?

What about color? How do you want to feel when you sit out on your deck? Do you want a tropical vacation feel or sophisticated or a lake feel? Once you have decided that, it is time to move ahead.

What about practical considerations? Is there a view from the deck to be enjoyed or one to be blocked? Can you take advantage of natural shade, or would umbrellas and a permanent or retractable awning answer your needs? Would you like a pond with the sound of running water (possibly to block neighbor or traffic noise)? By taking the time to understand how a deck would best fit your lifestyle, you can create an outdoor room that you will enjoy for years to come.

WE RECOMMEND: Buy quality outdoor furnishings…you will never be sorry.

SHARING: I do not claim all posts to be my own…I post the sites they are from if the source is known.

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