When the world’s a stressful place and you just want to chill out, having a comfortable, private space to relax with your family, friends and favorite people is just what the doctor ordered. Let’s talk about enclosed decks, the easy, elegant setting that makes outdoor living super simple and lots of fun.
The Enclosed Deck: Why?
Most of us are familiar with the traditional outdoor deck, which consists of a platform, some railings, and perhaps some stairs to make enjoying the backyard easy and simple.
The traditional deck can be a lot of fun, but it does have a few drawbacks. No roof means your family is out in sun, which can get hot, uncomfortable and potentially dangerous. Enclosed decks have the benefit of shade. Having a cool, comfortable place to relax is great news for little kids, pets, and older family members.
Another issue will be instantly familiar to anyone who has small children or pets. The traditional deck’s railings don’t do much to keep fast, active kids contained. A safer option, particularly if you’ve got multiple small children to care for, is an enclosed deck area where access to the outdoors can be safely controlled by an adult.
Many Framingham area families report that their enclosed decks give them a sense of privacy that they really enjoy. This is especially true in locations where the deck is visible from the street. Neighborhood traffic doesn’t have to distract from your enjoyment of the great outdoors.
Enclosed porches add usable living space to the home in a very cost-effective manner. Choose a three-season porch to maximize your ability to use this space; screen porches can be enjoyed from the early spring through the early fall.
To get the maximum return on investment from your enclosed deck project, work with your local deck builder to make smart design choices. Composite decking is available in a variety of colors, which means your enclosed deck can be bright, cheerful and inviting.