Planning Your Deck Build

Posted 22 February 2019 9:30 PM by Jase DeBoer

The signs of spring may be budding leaves and singing birds, but it also means deck-building season will be here before we know it. If you’re planning on doing some outdoor updates and renovations, or even adding a new deck, we’re your go-to-source to help you get started.

Get Inspired
You’re probably at the point where you know you want to make some outdoor changes, but not sure exactly what deck design you’re looking for. It is often easier to decide on a design after seeing photos of outdoor spaces that others have created. The best place to start is to peruse photo galleries or social media.
Vault Mesquite decking with Dark Slate Picture Frame board.

Style Tips
Get to know what’s available and be on the lookout for hot new products, colors and trends. PANTONE VIEW Home + Interiors Guide announced that this year’s hot colors, ranging from “rich Cappuccino and Chocolate to spicy Chili Pepper and Cayenne,” will make an appearance in home design. Bring those rich and bold colors to your outdoor space.
Heritage Riverhouse Decking with step lights

Create The Space
You can create a digital view of your future deck space using a deck design tool. There are many benefits to designing a digital version of your future deck before the build. You can add design elements to see the flow of the space. Designing a deck space ahead of time also helps you to determine if the space is functional and practical for your outdoor living needs.
Vista Driftwood and Ironwood with Deckorators by Hinkley Lighting Luna Post Caps

Find A Builder
After you have done your research and have an idea of what you’re looking for, it’s time to contact a local contractor. We recommend choosing a deck builder who has a certification with the brand of decking product of your choice.

Let us do the work for you. We’ve made finding a builder easy. Schedule an appointment to meet with a local Deckorators Certified Pro. The Pro will walk you through the next steps in your deck-building process.
Vault Hickory and Mesquite decking with ALX Classic Weathered Brown railing.

Start planning your outdoor living space updates as soon as possible. Contractors get booked early in the year and stay busy throughout the spring and summer. For more design inspiration, stay up-to-date with the latest trends with our On Deck Blog.

 

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