When making the decision to move forward with a backyard transformation, there are a lot of aspects to take into consideration. First, you will have to ask yourself, how do you want to use this space? You main objective for your outdoor space will determine which features you should include, how they should be implemented and what materials should be used.
One of the main desired and requested features by homeowners are deck spaces. Decks are very versatile, so how you want to use it will determine the initial design and construction. Do you want your deck to be at ground level or second story? Do you want the responsibility of long-term sanding and staining maintenance or maybe want to opt for low maintenance composite decking? Have you given any thought to the under deck space and how that will be used, if at all?
There are many benefits to constructing your deck at the ground level of your home. The inside to outside or walkway to deck transition is effortless and easy going for fairly young or older family members and pets. By most township codes, if a deck is less than 30″ off the ground, railing is not required. By not having to install railing to your ground level deck, the area will feel more expansive and less confined. What are you to do with that little bit of under deck space? Here are a few aesthetic suggestions:
When constructing your deck off of the second level of your home, you will need to decide what you would like to do with the area underneath, and the possibilities are only limited by your imagination! Making the most of this under deck space is usually accompanied by the following:
Regardless of the size of your under deck space, there is a creative solution that will not only fit the style of your home, but will also fit your family’s needs. Having a conversation with your landscape designer will prove fruitful in seeking out all solutions for your dream outdoor living spaces. Here at MasterPLAN Landscape Design, we pride ourselves in getting to know our clients and their families before starting the design process. Anyone can build a deck or patio, but MasterPLAN wants to make sure that you love your outdoor spaces and that they are custom tailored to your family with aesthetic and function. When you are ready to discuss the full potential for your outdoor living space, reach out to MasterPLAN. We would love to talk about your options and welcome you into the MasterPLAN family!
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