If you want a deck but can’t quite visualize it, you might not fully appreciate the versatility of these structures in general. If you think of decks only in terms of basic outdoor additions to homes, you are selling them short. All you need for great inspiration is to know about some of the beautiful and functional decks out there. Plus, we can give you advice on the most suitable type based on the size, location and design of your house. Whether you need a small space to relax outdoors or a wraparound deck, you will find that there are many options that may suit your needs.
The decision on which type of to build is a very personal one. Your interests will play a big role in the structure you choose to build. Some people enjoy entertaining guests, while others prefer to have a lot of quiet time when outdoors. You may prefer to soak up the sun when you are not inside, or you may enjoy the flexibility offered by a partially covered deck. Here are some deck types you should consider:
Rooftop decks: This is a great option when you do not have a lot of land space. This will give you the functionality of a deck, with the added advantage of a view of the surrounding area. This is one of the main reasons why people opt for these types, especially if they live in hilly areas.
Wraparound decks: As the name suggests, this type borders much of the house, or extends all the way around it. This deck allows you absolute comfort and flexibility as you can move anywhere to escape harsh sunlight. There are variations in the design that will keep them from having a dull look.
Raised Decks: If your land slopes deeply, you might feel like there’s not much you can do with it. However, you can install a raised deck that matches the level of the home, which will give you more room to enjoy your backyard. These decks will require a railing system to keep users safe, since they are higher than the typical structure of this kind.
If you feel that your current deck has limitations, pulling it down is not the only solution. You can add an extension to the original deck as long as it is structurally sound. You can also add a lot of features for a unique touch as well. Consider building boxes for small plants if you enjoy gardening. Built in seating is a great idea for people who will use the deck often.
Call us at 443-579-5701 when you want to discuss your options, and the various deck styles available to you. Our goal at Authorized Construction Group, LLC is to work with you to create the deck you deserve and ensure that it works well with the style of your home. We will make your deck dream a reality.