There are so many ways to design a deck. There are a variety of materials, sizes, styles, and designs that can be utilized to make a one-of-a-kind custom deck. If you’re having trouble deciding on how to design your custom deck, take a look at these ideas.
Outdoor Living Space with a Seated Area
One way to design a custom deck is to build one with enough space for a seated area. This seated area can be used to hang out with friends and family, relax, or do something completely different. You can opt to furnish it with standalone furniture, or you can ask your deck builder to incorporate built-in furniture.
Outdoor Dining Area
Create a deck suitable for outdoor dining. You can section off a space on your deck where you, friends, and family can sit down and enjoy a delicious meal. Bring in an outdoor dining table and chairs to create the ultimate outdoor dining experience. For those with more space to spare, you can create a multi-leveled deck with one level sectioned off specifically for outdoor meals.
Do you want to bring your entertainment area outdoors? It’s possible to do! Your deck builder can create an entertainment zone on your deck. To create an outdoor entertainment area, you will need comfortable outdoor furniture, a TV, a wall to hang the television, and a small coffee table that can hold remote controllers.
A Gathering Place with a Fireplace or Fire Pit
Nothing beats sitting around the campfire with the ones you love. You can do that with your custom deck. Fire pits and outdoor fireplaces are one of the most requested design features for decks, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects. You can ask your deck builder to build a brick, natural stone, flagstone, or paver fire pit. Or, you can opt for something less permanent like a metal fire bowl.
Playground with a Slide From the Deck
If you have young kids, you may want to make your deck fun for them too. You can do this by attaching a slide from the deck and creating a playground underneath the deck. Kids will love being able to get from the deck to their custom-built playground conveniently located underneath the deck. That will keep them entertained for hours while you and other adults have time to enjoy yourselves.
Have Something Else in Mind?
If you loved these ideas, or have something completely different planned for your custom deck, let the MD deck builders at Custom Deck Builders help! We are a build/design firm specializing in deck construction and deck design services for homeowners throughout Maryland and Southern Pennsylvania. Contact us today to request a consultation.