The railing for your deck is an integral part of any deck. It provides the only line of defense against a fall related injury. When our family, our children or grandchildren are playing on the deck we want to have confidence that they are safe.
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It is easier to change your mind on paper than after you discover your new patio furniture is bigger than your new deck. So we‘ve assembled a few ideas to keep in mind as you envision your deck. How you will use the deck and how you will get onto and up to and down from the deck are all important to consider.
If your plan is to enjoy meals on your beautiful deck, consider keeping it
close to your kitchen and allow plenty of room around your patio table for easy access. Also you may consider a bump out space for the grill- allowing plenty of clearance from the house.
Both composite & vinyl decking work well with water, so these are a great choice for a pool deck and our PVC railings can handle the wet towels from the whole family. With a pool deck consider the layout for the chaise chairs, a hot tub perhaps, a clear running path for those “cannon ball” jumps.
If considering a hot tub keep in mind that these can be heavy and the decks foundation and framing must be built to handle the weight. Any pool requires a fence-we o er fencing that makes it possible to have both safety AND style ...that even your neighbors will enjoy. Always check in advance what the local requirements are for fencing around pools.
You may want to think about a multi-level deck to create “zones” for dining, lounging or even a more “private” space under a pergola. Using more than one decking color also helps distinguish one area from another and different color railing or different style railing can bring high design & safety to your deck. You may even want to plan some uninterrupted room for everything from a pick up soccer game to a moonlit conga line.
Composite and vinyl decking are low maintenance products that blend very well with nature and lend a peaceful, easy relaxing feeling to your outdoor oasis. If your deck is being designed exclusively with “unwinding in mind-be sure to leave room for plenty of fully reclined lounge chairs and refreshment friendly side tables. For even more enjoyment from your outdoor space consider adding a “cocktail rail” to the top of your decks perimeter or splinter free benches built right into the deck design are also a nice touch.
Here is how to plan a new deck that completes your vision, suits your property, meets your budget and o ers the best return on your investment. In the summertime when the living is easy, there is nothing that compares to having a deck for cook outs, entertaing or just relaxing. In addition to building outdoor living space a well planned and constructed deck is an asset when you sell your home.
Here are some facts –According to the 2014 “Cost vs. Value Report from Remodeling Magazine adding a deck will give you about an 87% return on your investment. Planning a successful deck requires careful consideration of your site, your budget, and which features you should or should not include. Here are some planning priorities to keep in mind.
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