Installing a deck is a great way to create a multi-functional outdoor space in your home. From treated wood to Trex® decking and pressure treated handrails to vinyl handrails, Patriot Construction can build a one-of-a-kind deck for you and your family to enjoy. Here are a few things that can make your deck as unique as you and your house!
It is important to consider your home and the desired placement of the deck in your yard when deciding on its shape. While decks are traditionally rectangular, you shouldn’t be afraid to explore alternatives. A curved element can lend itself to the perfect for outdoor dining space. Choosing to add a pergola can create a shady spot on your deck. An accent wall provides some privacy from neighbors and passing cars. You can even add a pattern to your deck by utilizing multiple shades of stained wood!
An elevated deck is a great way to add an outside space to a multi-story home. Patriot Construction uses Trex® substructures, which are triple-coated steel beams. These substructures allow for the strongest and straightest base for your deck, without obstructing any views. Adding a deck to a second-floor bedroom or living space can quickly become a family-favorite spot to relax and watch the sunset.
Adding lights to any posts, steps, or decking is a simple way to add a touch of elegance to your new deck. Built-in lights are also a great way to provide visibility on a dark summer night. Deck lighting can also be a way to feature a specific accent on your deck, perhaps a cooking area or built-in fireplace. Lighting an area can also help to create a particular atmosphere; for example, soft lighting is often found to be relaxing while colored lights tend to add a more playful and fun vibe.
Railings, while not always necessary, can be the finishing touch to add to a deck. Adding a railing around the entirety of your deck is functional and stylish. When picking out the right railing for your deck, consider the color of both the railing and your deck. Your railings can either match or add a bit of contrast to the rest of your deck. Either way, railings are a great way to add character to your outdoor space.
After creating your perfect deck, adding built-in elements can transform your deck into a cozy and inviting space. Think benches along the perimeter of the deck. Maybe a kitchen or wet bar would be a good fit for your summer entertaining. Fireplaces can add longevity to the usage of your deck. Any of these elements can make your deck the go to space in spring, summer, and fall.
If you’re considering adding a deck to your home, the experts at Patriot Construction would be happy to help! Once the team has worked with you to conceptualize the perfect deck design, our professionals will execute the deck you’ve always been dreaming of, promptly with exceptional craftsmanship. Ready to get a start on your deck installation? Fill out our contact form here or give us a call at (585) 720-0990!