Adding a deck to your house can be a very smart move. Not only will it add value to your home, but it also provides you with the perfect place to relax after a long day. Most people tend to think about hosting parties when designing their deck, but you should also keep your everyday usage in mind. At Custom Deck Builders, we’ve helped lots of Marylanders design their dream deck and wanted to talk about some everyday usage considerations.
What Kind of Furniture Are You Planning for Your Deck?
Most people like to sit some furniture on their deck after completion. However, we find it’s usually helpful to think about how much furniture you plan on having while designing your deck, as it may influence its size. If you’re not planning on hosting many people and want to mostly relax on your deck yourself, you likely don’t need much furniture and may not need a very large deck.
Do You Have a Pool? Consider Integrating Your Deck
If you have a pool in your yard, you may want to consider building your deck around it, or if it’s close enough to the house, creating a walkway from the house. Taking a dip and relaxing on your poolside deck is a great way to end the day. If you build a poolside deck, you’ll be looking to use it every day.
Think About Maintenance
From wood to composites to steel, there are a lot of different decking material options, and all have varying levels of required maintenance. When designing your deck, you’ll want to speak to your Maryland deck builder about how much regular maintenance your deck is going to require. If you plan on using it every day, you’ll likely want to try and minimize the amount of time you have to spend cleaning and maintaining it.
Consult with an Experienced Maryland Deck Builder
No matter what you picture when you see your dream deck, we can help that dream become a reality. At Custom Deck Builders, we’ve built thousands of decks, and have helped so many homeowners in Maryland design their decks. Get into contact with us to learn more about our services, and start designing your deck today!