A great deck can be a great focal point for your backyard to sit and relax, for recreational uses, and gatherings with friends and family. A great deck and patio area will also increase the value of the home, creating better equity and selling potential. When it comes time to deciding what type of deck you want for your home one should start by finding good inspiration before undertaking the commitment to build. Here are some of the best ways to find inspiration for your deck design.
- Picture- Before starting to realize what you want your deck to look like it is always a good idea to look through images of other decks out there. This can be useful in knowing what deck features you want in your own and which you want to avoid. To find images of decks look online, in books, magazines and at other homes. Save your favorites to have ready for your consultation with your builder.
- Space-How much space do you want to be taken up by your deck? Having an estimate of how much space you have to work with will be able to determine what all the possibilities will hold. The space doesn’t have to be large to be impressive; any space can provide inspiration for your home.
- Designs- A lot of the inspiration for your deck can come from what design traits you want to have within the deck itself. The design includes things like materials used structures of the deck and decoration ideas that will complement the deck. For your deck do you want to be able to cook and eat meals all on the deck? Do you want your deck to have plenty of space for mingling or entertaining? Once you understand what your deck is going to be used for think of what design elements can be used to make the deck even more special, like benches, flower pots and patio furniture.
- The Contractor or Builder- If you have an idea or are lacking inspiration for your deck finding the right contractor can help guide you into the right choices. A contract should be able to give free estimates, free design consultations, have examples for you to see and give you a detailed price for the job. Along with the actual building of the deck it is important to find a contractor that you are comfortable with and will be respectful of your time and home.
For over thirty years the Archadeck Company has been providing their customers with achieving their deck and backyard dreams. Their website, www.archadeck.com is a great tool in being able to play around with different ideas to find inspiration for your own deck design. Have the deck that adds value to your home and your life for you and your family.