House Deck

Custom Deck Ideas Your Family Will Enjoy Year Round

Custom Deck Ideas Your Family Will Enjoy Year Round

There is nothing better than hanging out with your friends or family outside on your deck. Whether you’re grilling, watching the sunset, or listening to a game watching kids play, a deck is gathering place for all.

But what if you don’t have a deck that can to enjoy throughout the year? Custom decks are an excellent addition for you to consider. There are countless deck design ideas that would make a great addition to your home.

Call a Professional for a Custom Deck

A custom deck design is an enticing idea, and also a little bit overwhelming. If you want that deck that inspires awe from your neighbors and friends, calling a professional is an easy first step. The experts at Dupont Construction and Remodeling more than fifteen years of experience in the Minneapolis and St. Paul areas.

If you want a custom deck, here are some incredible deck ideas that would make any backyard a haven.

Relaxation

A deck can be the perfect place for relaxing. You can make your backyard paradise with a custom deck and decorations. Choose a beautiful deck design, like a wrap around porch, to take advantage of the space you have.

Once you have the deck built, you can bring in the style. Look for oversized chairs with comfortable cushions. A carefully placed umbrella or two will provide shade and cool when the sun gets bright, or block the rain or snow when the weather is terrible.

A fire pit adds a nice touch and a fantastic gathering point for conversation. Plus, it will be the center of attention when the weather turns cold. Place plants around that add color and are attractive to finish the scene. Who needs a vacation when you can have a staycation in your backyard?

Another way to optimize your deck for relaxing is adding in unique elements, like rock walls, awnings, fountains, or hot tubs. What better way to relax than with a cold drink while you soak in your hot tub?

Purpose

Many people build a custom deck for a particular use. Many people want some more space in their house, but building onto an existing home is a huge endeavor. Building a deck can add space and entertainment area without all the hassle of building onto your house.

Building a wrap-around deck can add a large number of square feet, potentially even double it. Ensuring there’s an overhang to protect those on the deck from the elements allows you to use the deck as an extra room.

To make the deck more comfortable, add ceilings fans or heaters to keep the temperature appropriate. A tastefully decorated wrap-around deck is an area you will be thankful you have next time you are entertaining.

There are elements you can consider that will add dimension to your backyard and deck. Building a custom deck with multiple layers will make the area feel more substantial and create some distance between focal points. Consider a sitting area just outside the door, then stair down to another level where a hot tub waits, then an even lower section with plants.

Building a deck can make more of your yard useful. It is not uncommon to build a house on a slope. On a hill, much of the yard is virtually unused. If you designed a deck over the slope, you would be able to use more significant portions of your yard.

Instead of stairs, consider a deck design idea that incorporates multiple layers of the deck that create a gradual entry to the front of your house. You will be able to create a grand and inviting entrance to welcome guests to your home.

If you want a deck but don’t have much space in your backyard, there are many ways to build a small deck that is beautiful and inviting. Instead of wood, consider stone pavers. This unique aspect will make the deck look like a terrace, and you feel like you are on vacation. Combining pavers with wood will help strike a balance and make even a small deck feel like a castle.

Views

A great reason to build a custom deck is to take advantage of the view from your house. Many people choose their home because of what they can see standing on their porch looking out.

Building a large, open deck on the side of your house facing the view will allow you to enjoy that view at sunset with a glass of wine, or sunrise with a hot cup of coffee. Building a large deck with ample seating and a fire pit so you can spend the evening taking in the views is something you will not regret.

If you don’t have space for a large deck but want to take advantage of the view, you can build a custom deck big enough for two people to enjoy. Choose the best spot to look out and make a perch big enough for two chairs and a table. You don’t need a lot of space to enjoy your deck.

A deck design idea that allows you to enjoy your view can incorporate different aspects. Building a flat deck that is five to seven feet deep off of your house then bordered by stone or gravel steps invites a person to relax in a comfortable lounge chair, then venture out into the yard.

Party

The quintessential reason many people want a custom deck is to entertain and have a party. There are many features you can incorporate that will make your deck the perfect party place.

Consider a large fireplace or fire table with a generous rim around the outside, great for setting drinks or plates. Find an outdoor sofa and chairs that are inviting and comfortable, look for bright colors to make a statement, or soft colors to blend into the scenery. Of course, speakers are an absolute must. Built-in speakers are affordable and will help create a fun atmosphere.

Whatever deck design ideas you have, the friendly staff at Dupont Construction and Remodeling will help bring your dream to life. You will be able to enjoy your deck year round. Call them today for a free estimate. Don’t delay; your custom deck is waiting!