Build More Than Just a Deck

Posted 12 July 2021 2:34 PM by Jase DeBoer

If you’re heading down the road of updating your outdoor living space, you may wonder what you can add to customize the outside of your home besides a new deck. At the onset of such a large project, many homeowners take a step back and evaluate the outside of their home as a whole, often leading them to consider what additional items they may want during the construction process.

While working with professional contractors, it often makes sense to book all outdoor renovations at once, rather than tackling them at separate times (if your budget allows). As building permits are being submitted, land surveys are conducted, and potential time off work is scheduled to accommodate crews, strike while the iron is hot and complete all of your renovations at once.

Modern Privacy Fencing
If you want a truly long-lasting fencing option, then mineral-based composite (MBC) decking should be your top choice. With colors protected by a stain- and fade-resistant cap stock, you’re guaranteed to never have to stain your fence.

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This horizontal privacy fence built by Cascade Fence & Deck uses our Picture Frame Board in Dark Slate, guaranteed to give your backyard a contemporary look while averting meddlesome passerbys.

Upgrade With Lounge Space
Create a relaxation spot for yourself; you deserve it! Whether you only have the space for a simple hammock or a full-size daybed is what you desire, now is the time to create what you want with your outdoor space. Building unique add-ons with our MBC decking ensures your features will last for decades.

This custom daybed built by Premier Outdoor Living uses Voyage Decking in Costa and Khaya, featuring a 50-year structural warranty.

Add a Matching Garden Structure
If you have space in your yard, consider adding a garden structure to match your new deck. Big or small, using durable boards such as Voyage Decking will make quite the impact in your new vegetation space. Whether you want your new garden to be large or small, not much decking is needed to create the skirting and accent pieces.

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Certified Pro LeBlanc Decks built this deer-proof garden structure using Voyage Decking in Costa and Picture Frame Board in Dark Slate.

Incorporate an Outdoor Shower
If you have a beachfront property or mud-loving pets, or if you naturally attract dirt, an outdoor shower will help keep your interior a bit cleaner. Voyage Decking is approved for both water and ground contact, making it a prime option for this unique outdoor feature. The boards are enhanced with superior traction for slip resistance.

A must-have for a beachfront property, Coldwater Decks & Design built this deck with a matching outdoor shower.

Add-on features can be big or small, but no matter the size, they should be impactful. Matching your outdoor upgrades to your new deck is a surefire way to ensure that your outdoor space looks cohesive and delivers the most amount of functionality. Ready to create your new space? A Deckorators Certified Pro can help you with your new deck and any other feature you’re longing to add. Find a Certified Pro near you to get started!