Some people want to have a deck built because they want to have outdoor parties with their family and friends. Other people choose a custom deck because they need a place for their kids and pets to play and get fresh air. As Bellingham deck contractors, our job is to give homeowners the ideal outdoor space to meet their needs – so what happens when you’ve got a need for a serene place to relax and get away from the world?
Every deck design we do is unique, but there are certain features that would certainly make sense for the Bellingham homeowner who wants a peaceful, retreat-style deck:
Privacy Features: Nothing is as serene as solitude. Privacy features for your deck can include screening or trellises; the use of greenery or strategically positioned artwork is another option.
Focus Points: Choose a fire feature, water fall, or even a built-in rock garden to serve as a key element of your serene space. Larger decks can incorporate more than one focus point. Your Bellingham deck designer can help you choose elements that work well with the overall design of your home and landscape to enhance the calming effect.
Comfortable Seating: Choose seating that you’ll be able to enjoy sitting in for a prolonged period of time. Think about what you like to do in your serene space: the seating choice that might make sense to an avid reader could be very different than what the person who plans on doing a lot of napping wants.
Soothing Color: Color has a huge impact on mood. That’s why many spaces that are designed to be calming, serene areas feature cool blue and green tones, as well as natural wood elements. One way to integrate color effectively into your deck design is by your choice of decking material. Composite decking is a form of planet-friendly building material that comes in dozens of strong, vibrant colors. The color stays strong for decades without fading, and it doesn’t need any special maintenance. Want to find out more? Talk to your local deck builder today.