“Even if we’re not sheltering in place by the summer, we’re going to be close to home,” Dana said. “And our kids are only going to be this young once. I’m determined that we’re going to enjoy ourselves as best we can.”
Dana was concerned the narrow dimensions of her lot limited her deck design options. The Hudson homeowner found out that was not the case after a conversation with her local deck designer. “They really opened my eyes to the possibilities. I’d never thought about having a multi-level deck built, or considered building a deck around a corner of the house.”
Strategies for creating great decks on small lots include converting the area beneath a second story deck into a screen porch or three-season deck. Another idea is the floating deck – the popular elevated platforms that are positioned strategically in the yard to make life more fun for everyone. Floating decks can support a screen room, making them ideal for families with small kids who need shade and protection from biting insects.
“The screen room is really ideal for nap time,” Dana said. “I love the idea of a quiet, restful space outdoors for the kids to calm and center. And it makes for a nice change of scene when they want to do their reading or have a little time to themselves.”
Don’t let a small lot limit your summer plans. Working with an experienced local deck designer can help you overcome the design challenges that come with a small lot.
Superior construction is the key to a satisfying small deck. When you’re working on a smaller scale, every detail becomes that much more important. Choose an experienced Hudson deck contractor to build your new deck. It’s an investment that will make enjoying your summer easier for the whole family.