If you are installing an outdoor deck this spring, you need to have a strong understanding of the five elements of good deck design. This article will provide you information on the five elements of a good deck design so your deck project can be the deck of your dreams.
When you have a deck, you can enjoy the nice, warm weather while enjoying time with family and friends. Here are seven elements a good deck should have in attributes:
Place Your Deck At A Great View
A perfect location for a deck is in your backyard where you have a spectacular view. You can create a beautiful garden near your deck. Add a tree close by to provide your deck a shade area. Add walls, fences, or shrubbery near your deck, if privacy is a concern. Whatever feature you think will make your deck a place you will enjoy, add them.
Place Your Deck Away From High Foot Traffic Areas
If you prefer your deck to be connected to your home, you want to put it away from areas that have high foot traffic. Why? You should do this because your deck is an outdoor area that could make people bring soil onto the carpets and other flooring of your home. An area to avoid connecting your deck to your home is your living room. This is a frequently visit area of your home and you want to keep it as clean as possible.
A better location for your deck-home connection is the kitchen. Connecting your deck to your kitchen will help you transport food and dishes back and forth during outdoor eating and entertainment events on deck. It is recommended to have sliding glass doors to make the transition from home to deck more convenient. Two doors having access to the deck will be the most effective way to control foot traffic flow.
Stand Alone Deck Destination
If you prefer your deck to be a destination all on its own, it does not have to be built connected to your house. You can have your deck standing alone in the woods, if your backyard allows it. If your property has a pond of lake, you can have your deck reach out into the water for a beautiful view and relaxing environment.
Have A Purpose For Your Deck
One of the most important factors you will need to consider about your deck is its purpose. For example, if you want to entertain large groups of people on your deck, you will need a large deck. You don’t want a deck to be overwhelming in size. You want a deck that is a moderate size between your household and property size. You want your home, property and deck to be proportional.
Section Out Your Deck
A great way to keep your deck in order is to section out different areas for different activities. You can do this by making a list with your family of all the activities you would like to do on your deck. You can designate a play area for the kids, a lounging area for the family, and an area for family meals and entertainment. It’s your deck. You make the decision. Just make sure you know how you will flow traffic to and from your deck when designating areas.
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Source: Outdoor Decks – Understanding Seven Elements of Good Deck Design