A Deck in your Outdoor Living Space can enrich your life.

Over the last bit we have been looking at different ways to enhance your outdoor living space and enrich your life. Decks are one of the most popular ways of enriching your outdoor living space due to their potential to enhance the homeowner’s enjoyment. They are used by your whole family, for entertaining, relaxing, sunbathing, and can be designed as a safe play area for the younger members of your family as well. Decks are a pleasant extension to your house that adds the charm and enjoyment of the outdoor setting. They often serve as a transition point between the home and the yard, providing a flat surface, with easy access to the home, and an area where chairs and tables can be placed, as well as an outdoor grill.

round deckDeck designs though have gone well beyond the standard rectangle, and vary greatly in size, shape, and height, with both single and multi levels. If your yard has no focal point, your deck can easily become one by creating a room atmosphere outdoors. Contemporary, curved, octagonal or angular decks are great options for the homeowner who is looking for some extra architectural interest. Families who enjoy regular times of quiet within their outdoor living area (perhaps reading or sunbathing) long for a designated relaxation zone as part of the design.
Many decks are built around spas or hot tubs, with the deck coming up around it, which can make for easier entry and exit from the hot tub and low level lighting can be added to illuminate and add atmosphere to your evening.

Decks can be made of many different kinds of woods like cedar, teak and pressure-treated lumber and a variety of composite materials such as “Trex decking” or “CorrectDeck”, along with long lasting plastics and many others. If your yard is too small for a large deck, even a small one can be a great addition by adding a couple of Adirondack chairs and a side table for those intimate evenings together. Your parties may have to be smaller, but no less important.

Decks can also create a space for family and friends, where it otherwise would not exist and provides space that can be enjoyed every time the weather permits. It is the foundation of your outdoor living area, and as it extends the living space of the home, don’t forget to bring your personal style into it. With good planning and design, you can create a quality deck in a style that conforms to your home and your taste and can be both inviting and functional as well.

Adding a custom deck with style, functionality and lifestyle in mind can also greatly enhance the resale value of your home by adding that extra architectural interest that will help it to sell more quickly.

Decks are an extremely flexible way to enhance your outdoor living space, while improving your yard’s appeal.

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4 Responses to “A Deck in your Outdoor Living Space can enrich your life.”

  1. Jan Says:

    I really like decks. We have one but I’d like it to be bigger and redesigned.
    thanks

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  3. Manhu Says:

    I wouldn’t even think of living in a house that doesn’t have a deck anymore.

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