Deck Designs: A Planning Guide for First-Time Renovators

Jul 11, 2019 | Home Improvement

Finding more recreational space is a perennial problem for growing families. One way you can expand the living space in your home is by installing a new deck.

A deck addition isn’t a project you can rush, however; it needs careful planning. Luckily, deck design doesn’t need to be a tedious task. Turner Home Improvement Contractors, LLC, a top roofing contractor in the state, lists below the things you need to consider before having a new deck built.

Deck Designs A Planning Guide for First-Time Renovators

The New Deck’s Primary Function 

Is your house a family home that needs more space for family traditions and bonding activities? Or do you and your family just need a place where you can relax? As with any home addition project, the purpose of the new living space is the first thing that should be sorted out.

Deck’s Size 

For one thing, the primary function of your new deck will give you an idea of how big it needs to be. If you’re planning to hold barbecues and dinners on your new deck, there needs to be at least four feet around the table; this will ensure that everyone will have enough space to get to the table. It would also be a good idea to have additional space for a prep and serving area, features that would come in handy during barbecues.

Deck Material 

The function of any home improvement project, like a siding replacement project, for example, will also partly determine the material to be used for your new deck. If you plan on holding barbecues on decks, it would be a good idea to install stain-resistant deck boards. And if you live in a neighborhood frequented by rains, you should install waterproof and rot-resistant deck boards.

If you find yourself confused by the planning service, it’s always a good idea to consult an experienced contractor.

Turner Home Improvement Contractors, LLC, a family-owned contractor with more than six decades’ worth of experience, offers replacement window and deck installation services. To get a free estimate, call us at (860) 266-1288 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Wethersfield, CT.