If you love spending time reading, grilling, or entertaining friends outdoors, then you probably like to spend a significant amount of time on your deck. You also probably know that keeping your deck construction up-to-date makes your time outdoors even more enjoyable.
So if you’re thinking about updating your deck, try these tips to keep your deck both stylish and functional.
Use a variety of creative materials.
Instead of simply constructing a plain wooden deck, you can choose from a wide range of durable and visually interesting decking materials. Popular decking materials include imported wood, eco-friendly recycled materials, durable composite, and even aluminum flooring or rails.
Create soft, non-linear designs.
Traditionally, decks are built using rigid, rectangular designs. However, advances in deck design have made it possible to incorporate soft, organic curves into your deck design. This creates a pleasing visual effect that makes your deck more inviting.
Merge the indoors with the outdoors.
People are increasingly finding that decks offer a great opportunity to create an outdoor living space. Installing an awning over your deck can help provide shelter from the elements, and putting creative lighting around the periphery of your deck makes it easier to spend time outdoors in the evening. Many people are also choosing to incorporate container gardens or vertical gardens into their deck spaces, which adds a relaxing natural touch.
Do you want to find out more about how you can keep your deck design up to date? Please contact us at Schafer Construction, and we’ll be happy to help you create a deck that you’ll love!