With Christmas only a few short weeks away, many Metrowest homeowners have a few holiday dreams of their own. Adding a deck or patio to the house is one of the home improvements most likely to boost curb appeal and deliver significant levels of homeowner satisfaction. Busy holiday schedules mean you might not be ready to call your Metrowest deck builder just yet – but there’s no law that says you can’t do a little dreaming.
Here are some of the deck features that are particularly popular regionally:
Fire pits, built in fireplaces, and other fire features: there’s something about the sight, sound, and smell of an open fire that puts the heart and mind at ease. If you’re driving around Framingham or other Metrowest neighborhoods now, the odds are pretty good you’ve seen at least one family enjoying their deck’s fire feature: don’t forget, they add warmth as well as charm to your deck design.
Storage that doubles as seating: if you have kids or pets, there will be toys on your deck. Having your Metrowest deck builder create seating that doubles as storage is a smart way to keep your deck tidy and organized while ensuring everyone has a comfortable place to sit. Are you worried about little ones or clever canines opening the storage when you’re not looking? Simple latches can conquer that issue!
Three season porches: Adapting part of a deck design with screening, trellises, or other structural elements to create areas that can be used comfortable throughout three seasons of the year makes sense in New England, where the winters arrive suddenly and with lots of snow. The nice thing about working with a custom deck builder is you have absolute freedom to create a space that makes sense for your family’s needs.