Fall will be arriving soon, the perfect season to enjoy cooler weather outdoors. One of the perfect spots to read, relax, and spend time with loved ones is a deck. If you’ve decided to build a new deck or redo an existing one, you’ve come to the right place. Our blog is full of decking ideas, including this post on ideas that can make your deck simply spectacular.
Deck Features That Will Impress
While it’s important to pick the right decking material and to choose a deck layout that suits the property, it’s the features included in the deck design that can really take it to the next level. Here are a few ideas that might be a good addition to the design of your new deck.
Built-In Deck Benches
Benches can be designed and built with the same decking material that is used for the main structure. In fact, Premium Grade plastic lumber is not only the best choice for deck building, it’s also the grade we recommend for furniture making!
Any built-in benches can be made cozy by adding cushions, pillows, and even blankets. Consider adding hardware that will allow the bench to open and close for extra storage space!
Do you love to host family and friends? Create an amazing entertainment spot by adding a built-in bar.
A bar can be simple, made entirely from plastic lumber with shelving for bottles and glasses or it can be combined with plumbing and electricity, allowing for a sink, refrigerator, and more. Another option is to build custom cabinets out of the Designer Board available in our online store. This HDPE sheeting is waterproof, mold-resistant, and never needs painting. The possibilities are endless!
Do you love to garden? Add a spot for plants directly into the deck by building planters directly into the design! By using plastic lumber, you’ll never have to worry about water or moist soil damaging the planter. You can even drill holes in the lumber to allow water to flow through planting soil in order to prevent overwatering.
A pergola is a great way to provide shade over a deck. Dozens of DIY pergola kits are available in the online store, or, a custom pergola can be designed in the online builder. Each vinyl pergola is available in four different colors to match any existing structure.
Pergolas on a deck can be decorated beautifully with lighting, fabrics, and even climbing flowering vines.
Create Privacy By Adding A Fence
If you live in an area where your neighbors are close by, it might feel like you have no privacy when you are enjoying time outside. One way to create privacy is to install a fence along a section of a deck.
With multiple privacy fence designs available in our online store, you won’t have any problems finding one to match your new deck and home.
Bring Your Design Ideas To Our Team
Our team loves to work with property owners and contractors, helping to bring construction and design ideas to life. If you have any questions about which building materials are right for your project or how best to install our materials, don’t hesitate to reach out.