Decks are no longer just a simple addition to the back of your Northern Virginia home, they have become an extension of your personality, home, and overall design aesthetic. Even though there is nothing wrong with a single-level, rectangular deck, but the allure of a multi-tiered structure with steps railings and pergolas built in is too great for most homeowners in the Arlington VA area. Use these tips from Halco Fence. to create your dream deck in your own backyard.
- Determine your needs before you go any further. Will you simply use the deck for nothing more than throwing burgers or veggies on the grill? Or will you use the space to entertain family and friends in your Arlington VA backyard? Knowing what you plan to use the space for is the first step in designing your dream deck.
- Figure out where the deck should be built. Even though this seems like an obvious point, in reality, many homeowners do not put enough thought into this aspect of building a deck. Walk away from your Arlington VA home and look at it from a different angle. Rather than automatically assume the deck will be a simple rectangle, instead look for ways to position it differently with different shapes and corners for an updated look and feel.
- Consider your privacy when placing and designing a deck for your Virginia home. If your neighbors will have a clear view of the activities on your new deck, consider changing it up a bit to better block the view. If there is not a solution, consider adding a pergola to your deck for artificial privacy.
- Consider hiring a deck contractor to help plan the shape and size of your deck to complement the shape and size of your home. A deck that considers the architecture of your home will add considerable value to your Arlington, VA home in addition to the entertainment and relaxation benefits.
For more information on designing the perfect deck for your home, give the deck builders at Halco Fence a call today.