So, you are interested in adding a deck onto your house, but you’re not sure how that is going to work with the size of your yard and other things? No need to worry! No matter how big your yard is or what your needs are for a deck and the rest of your space, we’ll help you sort it out. Here are some important things to consider before you start building a deck.
What will your new deck look like?
There are more choices of materials and designs now than there ever were before. Maybe you’ve seen a deck that you loved or you have your own unique idea in mind. Even if you haven’t yet decided what you want your deck to look like, we can help you choose a design that you will love!
Make use of space under your deck:
- Some deck owners use this space for storage, which can be open or enclosed, depending on your preferences. This is a good idea if you have things that you want to keep tucked away but not taking up space in your garage. It will also help your yard to look less cluttered when you’re sitting on your new deck!
- Other deck owners choose to set up a shaded area under the deck for those hot/rainy Toronto days. A seating area under your deck can even be screened in, allowing you the comfort of sitting outside late into the evening without being bothered by bugs.
One of the great things about custom decks is that you choose what the space will be used for!
Consider the location of your deck:
You might think that the back yard is the only possible location for a deck, and it is the most popular choice. However, many Toronto homeowners are now putting custom decks on the sides of their houses or on the front. You choose the location that’s best for you and we’ll help make it work.
Think about what you want the view from your custom deck to look like:
You probably have an idea in your head about what you want to look at or what you want others to see while they’re sitting on your deck. Keeping this in mind while designing your new deck will help make your dream a reality!
Consider the size of your deck based on your needs and the space available:
You might want a small deck just big enough for your family and your barbeque, a huge deck to host big parties on or something in between. We build custom decks in all shapes and sizes, so no matter what your needs are, we can meet them.
List your “Must Haves” and “Nice to Haves” for your deck and your outdoor space:
Have some plants or other features of your yard that you don’t want to change? No problem, let us know and we’ll make sure we find a way to keep them. Want to upgrade your outdoor space at the same time as you add a new deck? We can help with that too!
By getting everything down on paper, it will be easier for you and our builders to design your custom deck to fit your every desire.
Custom Decks are Specially Designed to Fit Your Needs
That’s right! All of our custom decks are specially designed based on the space available, how large of a deck is desired, and what you want to do with your deck space and other outdoor space. We can help you decide on the style and size of your deck as well as how to make the best use of your outdoor space.