Deck Design 101
When it comes to the deck building process, the first and most important step is to determine what kind of design to go with. With decks, the design possibilities are virtually endless. Whether you want a simple, one-level deck or one that’s a little more extravagant, we can provide you tips for picking the perfect design for you.
The first step for a do-it-yourself deck design is to take a picture of the back of your house and break out the tracing paper. Spend some time tracing out various deck layouts that come to mind to get a good idea of what you want. If you’re not an artist, there’s no need to worry. This step is just to help you visualize how you want the space to look and quickly sketch up an ideal deck layout.
Once you have a vision of where you want your deck to be, start thinking about what type of colors and finishes you’d like to go with. Be sure to jot these down! For example, would you like your deck to match the architectural style of your house by using light or dark wood? Or perhaps you want a deck with a pergola that has multiple levels. Whatever your design ideas are, write them down. The goal here is to personalize your deck and truly make it your own.
Once the design is complete and materials are decided, there’s really only one thing left to do… let 405 Decks build you the deck of your dreams!