People are looking for safe places to relax, unplug, and enjoy a little less stress in their lives. Obviously the best place to have a restful haven is in your very own home. Having a well-designed, comfortable area to enjoy with your sweetheart and kids is an investment in family happiness. For many Metrowest families, that means enjoying the deck.
Here are some principles of deck design you can use when creating a restful retreat for your family:
Make Sure There’s Enough Space For Everyone: Regionally, there’s a lot of enthusiasm for ‘monster-sized’ decks, which can be more than a thousand square feet. Be aware you don’t need a deck that large to have a great time: the typical deck averages between 400-600 square feet. As long as you have enough space for your family and guests to relax comfortably, your deck is big enough.
Build In What Makes You Happy: Passionate about gardening? Your Metrowest deck builders can incorporate flower boxes and planters into your deck design. Love the sight and sound of running water? Fountains and water features are very trendy right now – as are built in fire pits. Avid entertainer? Part of your deck design can be devoted to grilling, barbecuing, or mixing up cocktails at your outdoor bar.
Choose the Low-Maintenance Option: Let’s be real – the words “Happy Place” and “Doing Chores” just don’t go together. Your Metrowest deck builders can help you choose decking materials like composite lumber or PVC that offer stylish performance for decades without the need to stain or paint your deck. Best of all, composite decking doesn’t warp, twist, or splinter like old-school wood decking can. This makes it a smarter investment for the homeowner. Another added bonus of composite decking? No worry about mold, mildew, or insect damage!