It’s great to spend more time outside no matter what season. It’s a great place to entertain family and friends. You can watch the kids play while the dogs run around, making a fire and roast some marshmallows. Having your own deck with cozy seating and a gas fire pit could even make it better! Before you start inviting your friends over for some roasted hot dogs and s’mores on your brand new deck, here are a few important things you should consider…
What Are Your Plans For Your Deck?
A new deck will not only make your backyard look better but it also makes it more functional. When planning your deck, the first thing you should take into consideration is what you plan to do with your deck. Thinking about built in seating? Maybe an outdoor kitchen? How many people do you think will be spending time in the space regularly? What about a hot tub to enjoy when the temperatures drop late into the night? If you are not sure of what you want right now, it is better to plan ahead for any fun features you may add down the road. Now is the time to invest your time and money into creating a deck that is sure to accommodate you and your family for years to come.
Do You Have the Space To Get What You Want?
When planning how big you want your deck to be, you have to consider how much space you have available. We find it helpful to use wooden stakes and markers to map out how you want your deck space to be built. This will also put into perspective how much room you will have both on and off your deck. You probably don’t want a deck that is going to take away the majority of your yard.
Have You Looked Into Local Codes and/or HOA Ordinances?
Legal requirements can sometimes get in the way of getting exactly what you want. It is better to see if your plans are within code before you get started on bringing it life than after. If your neighborhood has a homeowner’s association, you will also have to contact them as they sometimes have additional size and aesthetic regulations separate from your local code.
How Will the Outdoor Elements Affect Your Deck?
Once you have determined the logistics of your deck, take the time to consider the elements that it will be exposed to. Will it see a lot of direct sun or is it partially shaded? Are you planning on covering it or leaving it uncovered? What about flooding or excessive moisture due to draining issues and pooling in your yard? These are just a few elements that can take a toll on the longevity of a standard wood deck. Thankfully, there are new products and ways that you can protect your deck from these kinds of things.
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There’s nothing like entertaining guests in your backyard. Whether you love nature or just want a place to relax, adding a luxury outdoor entertainment space can really transform your home. Outdoor entertainment areas continue to grow in popularity and for good reason. They provide a great way to take in the sunshine and fresh air while being surrounded by pretty landscaping. There are many different ways that you can enhance your home with a luxurious outdoor entertainment space. What are they?
#1: Boost Your Backyard By Adding An Entertainment Area
A nice outdoor entertainment area will provide you with more room to entertain your guests. This will also provide you with additional space to host parties or gatherings with friends in a group. Your entertainment space may include things like a firepit with surrounded seating, a covered or screened in porch, a pool or hot tub, even an outdoor kitchen. The options are endless.
#2: Take In The Beauty With a Deck
Well-designed outdoor living areas can be used to enhance the beauty of your backyard– and be centered around the beautiful views your backyard and garden has to offer. This is another way that your backyard will become a place for you to relax while spending time outdoors. Compliment the views with unique seating options like seating walls, cozy couches, and lounge chairs that are placed on your patio or deck.
#3: A Place You Can Enjoy All Year Long
You don’t have to limit your time outdoors to the summer months. By adding a fireplace, other heating elements, or some oversized blankets, you will be able to enjoy this entertainment space year-round. You can relax when it’s warm and then take advantage of the cooler temperatures when fall weather begins to make its way in.
Building Concepts Can Help You Create Your Outdoor Oasis
If you have been thinking about adding an outdoor entertainment area to your backyard, reach out to a contractor. They can help you design and build the outdoor oasis you’ve been dreaming of. At Building Concepts, we are experienced in creating backyard entertainment areas to backyards of all sizes. Ready to transform your outdoor living area?
Building Concepts specializes in custom remodeling projects across the Greater Cincinnati Area. Our comprehensive residential and commercial experience has built a reliable reputation you can trust. Every day, we work to build trust through communication and attention to detail. We strive to enhance the lives of our clients by providing high quality solutions with hands on service. Throughout the remodeling project, minimal disruption to your home or office is our highest priority.
The following deck restoration, reconfiguration, and handrail retrofit was completed in the north-central part of Greater Cincinnati. In its previous life, the deck served its purpose but it certainly left a lot to be desired from a design standpoint. The numerous wood balusters blocked a lot of the view out of the large great room windows. Even though the deck was up to code, there were options to improve the overall look. Check out below how our team’s deck restoration and reconfiguration work in addition to the Feeney CableRail system truly transformed the look of our customers exterior deck. You can find more info about the CableRail system here.
Outdoor Living and Deck Installation and Remodeling by Building Concepts
Your outdoor and deck areas are where you entertain your friends and family so you want to make sure to get them just right. Building new wood or composite decks, restoring and staining older structures, or even small custom upgrades have always been a staple in our portfolio of residential remodeling and construction. > View Some of Our Work
Building Concepts specializes in custom remodeling projects across the Greater Cincinnati Area. Our comprehensive residential and commercial experience has built a reliable reputation you can trust. Everyday we work to build trust through communication and attention to detail. We strive to enhance the lives of our clients by providing high quality solutions with hands on service. Throughout the remodeling project, minimal disruption to your home or office is our highest priority.