Make Your Deck the Perfect Space
Your deck is an extension of your home. It’s also a place where friends and family will gather to celebrate, or just spend time together, for years to come, so you want to make sure it is the perfect space to gather. Here are a few things to add to your deck to make it feel like the perfect custom space:
The decks of old were often square or rectangular in shape, often leaving areas that just weren’t usable. One of the biggest trends in decks today is to make it an element that creates movement and flow. By adding in curves, you can create spaces for different uses, from seating to grilling, and even mirror the shape of your garden or landscape.
Seating is a key element to fully enjoying your deck space. Built-in seating creates that custom outdoor living space feeling, while giving you and your guests the perfect spot to sit and enjoy the view, savor a meal, or just sit and chat. When planning out your space, think about what areas would most benefit from built-in seating, whether it’s a spot for dining next to the grill or outdoor kitchen, or that spot that provides the perfect view of the sunrise or sunset.
These days, everyone wants to spend as much time as possible in their outdoor spaces, and the trend is to turn them into outdoor living areas. An outdoor kitchen provides you with the ability to take your dining and food prep al fresco, allowing you to prepare a meal while still spending time with family and friends (rather than being stuck inside). Plan an outdoor kitchen to meet your unique needs, whether it’s just a grill and some prep space, or a full outdoor kitchen with sink, grill, and beverage fridge.
You want to be able to use your deck area all year round, rain or shine. Installing an awning, or building a roof into your deck design, means that the outdoor living doesn’t have to stop just because the weather isn’t cooperating. Covering your deck also provides shelter from sun and rain, and can help protect your outdoor furnishings from fading.
Creating the perfect deck space allows you to seamlessly transition from inside to outside living, and really incorporate the coastal lifestyle into your home.