Plan Your New Deck This Winter

Brrrr! The weather is cold, making it hard to stay outside for too long. If you had a deck with a fireplace and some cozy seating, you could enjoy many an evening outdoors. Imagine hosting an outdoor New Year’s Eve or Super Bowl party next season. Who would you invite? What kind of hors-d’oeuvres would you serve? What decorations would you put up? Maybe you want to host monthly get-togethers with family, friends, or neighbors. The only thing stopping you is the lack of an appropriate outdoor venue.

Plan your new deck now so you can have it ready for spring and can enjoy it all year long. Hire a Berkley deck builder experienced in the new and reconstruction of decks at any height. At Schafer Construction, we can help you design the type of outdoor haven you will be proud to showcase to your family and friends. You may become the neighborhood hot spot, too!

4 Ideas for Your New Deck

The possibilities are endless when it comes to designing your new outdoor living space. Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

  1. Think about how it will be used. As you look at the areas available to build, consider how you ultimately want to use the deck. Will it be for large parties or quaint candlelight dinners? Do you need room for a large smoker grill? Maybe you want to use an outdoor fireplace next winter. The answer to these questions will guide you on other factors, such as seating arrangements and where to put it.
  2. Look for the best location. Think about the views you have around your home. Is there a side of your house that is prettier than the other? Consider a wraparound deck to include that side for a quiet seating area. Maybe you have a portion of your yard that would be perfect for a floating deck. Let your mind wander a little. You do not have to be stuck with a boring square jutting out of the side of your house.
  3. Decide where everyone will sit. As you think about the size and where to locate your outdoor living space, it is time to visualize where everyone will sit. Do you have room for a table and chairs? Should you use benches with cushions that double as storage? The size of the furniture you use may determine the size of the deck you will need, and vice versa.
  4. Factor in privacy needs. If you live in a neighborhood where houses are nearly on top of one another, you may want to add a bit of privacy. This can be done in a number of ways, including floating planter walls, patio screens, or landscaping.

Hire Berkley’s Preferred Deck Builder – Schafer Construction

Once you have some ideas gathered together, seek out the services of an experienced deck builder like Schafer Construction. We can help you sort through what will work on your property to make your dream a reality. For more than 30 years, Schafer Construction has built, fixed, and reconstructed decks across the Berkeley area. We specialize in decks and bridge driveways. Start planning your first outdoor party now!

Call us today at 510-339-9100 or contact us online to see why homeowners across Berkeley and the San Francisco Bay Area rely on Schafer Construction for their deck construction, inspection, and repair needs.

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