Are you looking for the dos and don’ts of deck design? Well, you’re in luck. We’ve coordinated with the best deck company in Bedford and asked for their advice. Here’s what you need to keep in mind during the planning stage:
DO: Make it Bigger!
Size really is everything sometimes. With the trend toward outdoor living stronger than ever and many families spending more time together, you want your new deck to be spacious enough to accommodate everyone and what they want to do. Life is better when everyone’s not sitting right on top of each other. Sometimes parents want to be a little bit away from the kids while still keeping an eye on them. A spacious deck makes that easier.
DON’T: Forget that You Get Hungry
Outdoor living means outdoor eating. When designing your deck, think about where you’re going to eat. This might mean space for a table and chairs, or built in seating where the kids can settle down and have a quick snack. And food generally doesn’t prepare itself. When we’re working with Bedford homeowners to create great decks, we advise them to think about part of their deck as an outdoor kitchen. A grill, sink, and small fridge can take your outdoor dining game up several notches, all at once.
DO: Get Up Close with the Garden
One fun and practical deck design upgrade is the inclusion of flowerboxes and built in planters. If you got bit by the gardening bug in 2020, you’re not alone. Make it super simple to tend your tomatoes and grow herbs by bringing all of that gardening action right onto your deck. As a nice bonus, it’s easier to keep the deer away from your bountiful harvest when getting to the garden involves getting onto the deck.