Prep for your New Outdoor Addition
With Summer right around the corner, good weather should be enjoyed to its fullest extent. Don’t you want to be able to walk out of your own home so you can actually do that? If your home lacks an enticing outdoor living space, there’s little incentive to venture out. It’s time to change that.
One of the most requested home projects for many contractors today is a deck and the demand is steadily rising. Increasing your living space and enjoying the fresh, open air is becoming more and more important to home owners.
If you’re interested in extending your own living space with an area for dining, grilling or lounging consider whether or not your property is good for a deck or patio - or perhaps, a combination of both.
A deck is a platform made up of decking boards usually made out of wood. If your yard is sloped or your house sits high above the ground, a deck is ideal because they can be built as high as you need and will provide a flat surface for you to enjoy.
On the other hand, a patio is on flat ground and is usually made up of concrete, pavers, flagstone, wood or another type of hard material. It is not recommended to create a patio on a slope, as it is much more difficult to create a level surface. It will also be much more costlier if not already on a flat surface.
However, why not consider having the best of both worlds? Many people choose to build a deck that steps down onto a patio, creating additional area for entertaining, dining, and relaxing.
When creating any of the above additions, be sure to keep in mind the following attributes: size, location, materials and purpose. Working with a skilled contractor or design team will help you create the outdoor living area you’ve always dreamed of. In no time at all, you’ll be enjoying a pitcher of lemonade with friends and family in your very own backyard!