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Are you looking for deck design ideas? We can help!

You decided you want to build a deck but need help with deck design ideas. If you don’t know where to start, this is normal. There are many things to consider. One of the first things you need to consider when building a deck is the size you want your deck to be.

The size of your deck can depend on many other factors, such as budget, space, and surroundings. After examining these factors, you can easily decide what the perfect size of your deck should be.

What’s Your Budget?

It’s very important to know your budget before you get too immersed in the design planning of building your deck. When budgeting, consider the cost of decking materials and labor. After you’ve come up with a budget that you are content with, it’s time to start thinking about the space you’ll want or need for your deck.

How Will You Use It?

When you begin to design, ask yourself, “What will I be using my deck for?” Answering this question will help you size the deck to your needs. For example, if you plan on throwing many outdoor parties, you may want to remember to keep your deck more prominent so that there is plenty of room for seats, people, and tables. Once you know how you will use the space, sketch out the deck size and place everything you’ll use there. Don’t forget your furniture, plants, grills, or seats. Keep in mind the area under your deck when planning your deck measurements. The under-deck can be used for outdoor living or storage. If you choose a waterproof decking product like AridDek or DryJoistEZ structural deck drainage system, the space will be protected from rain.

What Is Your Space Like?

The space and size of your deck can also depend on your surroundings, like the size of your house and yard. A deck’s scale should reference the size of the house and yard proportionately.  Consider what size of deck will best balance the house and surroundings. Ask yourself, “How much space do I need?” You may want a wrap-around deck, but remember how large a yard you have if that’s the case. The same goes for even if you want a small petite deck; you must have the proper yard for your decking project, which must be considered. For best results when sizing your deck, use 2’ increments. An example of these measurements would be 10’ x 12’, 12’ X 14’, or 14’ X 16’.

We Can Help You with Deck Design Ideas

Once you have your deck’s measurements, your design and building can begin! Wahoo Building Products can help you decide the best product for your deck. We offer aluminum decking products that can be used to build decks in all shapes and sizes. Choose from AridDek, a waterproof aluminum decking board,  DryJoistEZ, a revolutionary waterproof and structural exterior aluminum joist, and add Wahoo Rail, a complete line of aluminum railing kits. For more information about Wahoo Building Products, contact us and start planning for your dream deck today!

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