What is involved in deck design and deck plans?
Great deck designs are the result of meaningful planning discussions between a homeowner and an experienced deck designer and builder. Look for a design and build deck expert who understands the process necessary to create deck plans that meet your specific needs as a homeowner.
DECK DESIGN – FORM AND FUNCTION
There are two major components to consider when it comes to backyard deck design – form and function. A knowledgeable deck builder will listen to your ideas and will help you imagine the form your new deck will take. Together you will plan the shape, size and color of your new deck and discuss to what extent it will complement the style of your home. The size of plank and type of railing come into play when thinking about the style of a new deck and how it will work with the style of your home.
A homeowner will be most involved in the form component of deck design. This involves color and esthetics. A good design build deck expert will understand that color choices and personal esthetic are crucial to whether or not a homeowner considers their new deck project a success. There are a variety of decking materials from which to choose including Trex, Azek, Timbertech composite, pressure treated and exotic woods. An expert design build deck company can guide you through the process of choosing one over the other while helping you understand pricing and taking into account your budget and deck ideas.
A homeowner will also be involved in discussions about function – or how the deck will “work” with one’s particular life style. Make sure you include the following in your discussions with the decking expert:
- Where will the eating area be on your new backyard deck?
- Will your new deck be incorporated into the current landscape so as to take advantage of natural shade from an existing tree?
- Will there be easy access to and from the pool, the kitchen, and/or the backyard to kick around a soccer ball or throw a football during a backyard BBQ?
Function includes type of railing, inclusion of stairs and lighting – all of which affect the overall look of the deck and will impact price.
We’ve worked with hundreds of homeowners over the years and are experts in deck design and build. We understand how to work with a homeowner’s initial deck ideas through the planning process to build a new deck with form and function to fit their specific needs.
We also understand that color choices and personal esthetic are crucial to whether or not you consider your new deck project a success at the end of the day. We have long standing working relationships with a variety of decking materials manufacturers including Trex, Azek, Timbertech and natural wood. We can and will guide you through the process of choosing one over the other while paying close attention to your budget.
We know that new deck design and planning is as critical as the build so that once the project is finished you will be able to enjoy your new backyard deck with your family and friends for years to come. Our mission is that, once we finish your deck, you feel that you have a new backyard deck that fulfills your specific needs both in design and function, that the deck plan was impeccably executed by us, and that you got at a terrific price.
Give us a call now and let us start your new backyard deck design and build process now.