You can get a lot of benefits from investing in an outdoor living space, such as a deck. It’s something that every member of the family can enjoy and if you’re considering selling your home in the future, this addition can help increase resale value. However, like all major improvements, this project should be planned properly.
A leading landscaper shares questions you should ask yourself when planning a deck installation.
How Will You Use Your Space?
When planning a deck, the first thing you need to determine is the purpose of your new space. This will help you decide which features and accessories to add. If the main use of your deck is for entertaining guests, consider built-in seating and tables.
Those who love to dine outside with the family will benefit from a sheltered deck with screening. Consider investing in quality outdoor lighting for a better dining experience. Moreover, you add separate areas or levels to your deck, so that every family member has space for their individual activities.
Which Material Should I Choose?
For your deck material, you can choose from pressure-treated wood, untreated wood and composites. All materials vary in cost, upkeep, performance and longevity. Many homeowners still prefer the classic look of untreated wood but modern pressure-treated wood offers longer-lasting beauty and protection. Composite materials, or PVC, are known for their long lifespan, easy maintenance and versatility.
What Style Best Fits My Home?
You should make sure that your new deck matches the style of your home and the surrounding landscape. For instance, if you have a traditional homestyle, going for a Meditteranean deck style may not be a good idea. Deck with curved lines would look great in homes with rounded features. Meanwhile, sleek deck designs with sharper angles would complement modern homes.
Turn to Sherwood Gardens for your landscaping and outdoor living needs. Call us at (405) 478-4600 or fill out our online form to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We work with clients in Norman, OK, and the areas around Oklahoma.