“If there’s one reason we moved to Lowell, it’s because it’s a family-friendly community,” David said. “With the sports, and Scouts, and all of that, there’s always something going on – it’s great to have a houseful of kids having fun together. Of course, you need to have space for everyone to be comfortable which means we needed a much bigger, much better deck.”
Family fun – which definitely includes having all of the kids’ friends over for a good time – is easier when you have a great deck. As Lowell deck contractors, we specialize in creating attractive, durable decks that are designed for entertaining and relaxing while enhancing the value and curb appeal of your home.
Must Have Deck Features That Won’t Break The Bank
Family-friendly deck design takes into account that kids and pets play hard. This begins with your choice of decking materials – from the durable, long lasting appeal of redwood or cedar to the planet-friendly, weather-resisting, colorful panache of composite decking.
The must-have feature that makes a deck family friendly is built-in seating that doubles as storage space. Having a place to quickly and easily stow toys, pet gear, and the eight million things kids drag outside is super convenient – especially when you get the call that unexpected company will be arriving soon.
Another family-friendly feature you’ll want to talk to your Lowell deck contractor about is the outdoor kitchen. Outdoor kitchens on the deck can range from the very simple – think a designated area for your barbecue grill – to grand enough for the most discerning gourmet.
Fire features for your deck aren’t necessarily family-friendly – it’s a really good idea to have adult supervision any time open flames are involved! – but they’re lots of fun. Talk to your Lowell deck contractor about fire pits, outdoor fireplaces, and other ways to make toasting marshmallows easy and convenient.