Deck and Patio Building Ideas from ModernView Decking
Now you can create a space where your whole family can dine, friends can gather, or you can unwind, all while enjoying the great outdoors. With ModernView Decking, you can be sure you're getting the highest quality composite decking materials, ensuring this new enhancement to your home will last. ModernView Decking is a leader in composite decking, offering the best in materials and service. Not only can ModernView Decking offer you composite deck and patio products, but read on for deck building ideas on location and design.
Location, Location, Location
Since you've made the decision to build a deck, you should have some idea on where it will be going. Before you start to build, ask yourself if this is really the best location for your composite deck. If you plan to use your deck for dining alfresco, think about building it off the kitchen or dining room in order to make it easier to transport food from one area to the other. What about the view? If you want to use your deck as an escape from the everyday, why not build a second- or third-story deck off your bedroom and make it so the view may be tree-lined or the horizon.
If you're still not sure about location, remember that weather conditions may be a deciding factor. The north side of your house typically experiences less direct sun light and may be more exposed to wind and chill in the spring and fall. Conversely, the south side of your house may be subject to extreme heat in the summer. Keep in mind that decks usually offer an easy transition from the indoors to the outdoors. No matter where you build your deck, you can add modifications such as awnings and arbors to provide shade and protection from the elements.
With any design, location and function should be a consideration. Size and style will rely on where you decide to build your deck and what it will be primarily used for. Some like to build their deck about the same size of their living room, if the outdoor space allows of course. The style can range from the simple single platform to a multi-level with steps and alcoves for a hot tub, seating, planters, gazebos, and more.
If this is your first home enhancement project, or you're on a limited budget, it's best to start with a simple design and upgrade in the future. The deck can grow with your needs, and change with your style preferences. To those for who money is no object, the sky is the limit. Your new deck can be as simple or extravagant as you can imagine it. Click here to find the nearest ModernView Decking dealer and start to turn your ideas into reality.