Deck building, like residential roof replacement, takes considerable time and planning. There are various factors to think about and design is one of them. One bad move in the designing process can throw the entire deck out of order and may even cost you significantly. That’s why it’s important to plan your deck designs before plunging into the task of building it.
In this post, Y.E.S. Contracting Services discusses four design aspects to get right when building your new deck.
Lifestyle – When designing your deck, do it according to your lifestyle and how it can enhance your way of living. For instance, if you prefer small get-togethers, you may want to emphasize intimate dining areas. If you’re the type to have barbecue parties, an outdoor kitchen may be included in your deck building design. You can also ask opinions from your family on what features they want the deck to have.
Materials – Of course, materials are an important aspect of the design process. If you’re looking to avoid high-maintenance materials, you can go for composite, PVC and other low-upkeep materials for an extra price. But if you prefer the natural look and don’t mind paying attention to it every now and then, wood may be your best bet. To help you narrow down your choices, you can always hire deck installation and residential roofing contractor YES Contracting Services to guide you.
Use Areas and Foot Traffic – The deck will be used by numerous people, especially if you throw a party. Design a deck that allows enough space for various activities and comfortable pathways for you and the guests. Make sure there’ll be enough room for chairs around a dining table or a coffee table next to lounge furniture and potted plants.
Shape and Size – Typically, the size of your deck shouldn’t be any larger than 20% of your home’s square footage. That said, when done right, a larger deck that matches with your home can work. While a rectangular deck is a classic choice, consider adding some variety by adding angles and curves as well. It might take longer to build but the aesthetic payoff will be worth it.
To get started on your deck installation this spring, turn to YES Contracting Services for your exterior improvement needs. We are your number one provider of gutter services and new roof installation. Give us a call at (423) 702-4000 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Kingsport, TN and other areas.