Ideas for a Backyard Deck
Made famous by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, balconies are great for second stories that could benefit from a little more natural light and air circulation. If you want to enjoy the outdoors without all the maintenance of a large deck, then adding a balcony might be the perfect solution. Here is some more information to get you started. Costs On Continue Reading
Say goodbye to your ho-hum deck of the past—the one with nothing but a lonely grill in the corner. Because sure, everyone loves to cook out—but a deck should be more than just functional. It should reflect your personality and design taste. If you feel lost when it comes to dressing up your deck, you’re not alone! Here are ten ideas Continue Reading
Summer is officially over, and it’s time to move from barbecues and pool parties to football games and chili cook-offs. The leaves are changing colors, the air is turning crisp, and pumpkin spice is everywhere. As we prepare our wardrobes and our social calendars for the colder months ahead, we also need to take the time to prepare our homes Continue Reading
The luxury of outdoor living space is one of the biggest perks to owning or living in a house versus multi-unit housing like apartments and condos. Outdoor space is great for hosting get-togethers and parties, or even just retreating to a hammock with a book for a couple hours of solitary relaxation. Yard space also opens up the possibility of Continue Reading
So you’ve become an expert on what it takes to build a deck and you’re ready to take your outdoor space to the next level in time for the season of backyard barbecues by creating a DIY backyard grilling area. While your award-winning spice rub and beautifully marbled steaks will get you far, give guests something to remember—and increase your home’s value—with a killer backyard Continue Reading
Building a deck can transform a backyard from a dull, open space to a fabulous oasis, an extension of your home that friends and family gravitate toward on warm-weather days. It also has the added bonus of increasing the value of your property. Total win-win. Cost The total cost of the project depends on several factors such as: The style and Continue Reading
Who says your living space has to stop at the back door? Extend it — and extend your options for entertaining and relaxing — with a fabulous deck. Plastic, composite, aluminum, and wood are all great options for material depending on your budget and how much time you want to spend on upkeep.
While you’re coming up with design ideas for your deck, think about how you’re going to use it. Will you use it as your own personal stage as you grill up steaks and burgers all summer long? Do you have kids who will want to play on it? How much sun will the area get, and should the deck be covered if it’ll be getting a ton of light? Is your backyard sloped in such a way that would require a multi-level deck? These are all considerations to make while on a quest for the perfect deck with help from our deck ideas.