The front deck is special. This is the deck that connects your home to the world; a landing that transitions people from the sidewalk or driveway into the entrance of your home. This is the very first point where your guests experience your hospitality. It’s the stage where you’re letting people know what they can expect when they visit you.
No pressure, right? Luckily, front deck design doesn’t have to be complicated. Make the process super simple by working with a local deck builder who specializes in creative deck design.
The best front deck designs complement and enhance your home’s appearance. In other words, the deck and the home should coordinate. If you have a traditional, formal home, you’ll want an elegant deck. If your place is more quirky and family friendly, you’ll want a cute deck design.
Essentials of Front Deck Design
All great front decks have to stay looking great, no matter what the weather is. That’s a tall order in Massachusetts, where the summer temps can soar into the high 90’s, and winter winds can result in temps dropping way below zero.
For this reason, the best deck builders rely on composite decking materials. These planet-friendly materials come in a variety of colors, don’t warp, split or bend, and resist insects, mold, and mildew. Composite decking also requires very little in the way of maintenance, especially compared to traditional wooden decks. While a wooden deck must be stained and sealed repeatedly throughout its lifetime, a composite deck needs only to be sprayed down with a hose periodically to stay looking great.
Front decks can be any size you’d like. The average deck in our area is between 400-500 square feet, although some multi-level decks are larger. To discover your front deck options and to see samples of our work, give us a call. We’ll be happy to discuss all of the possibilities with you!