A new deck is an incredible addition to any home. With a beautiful deck, your family can spend more time outdoors and enjoy time together. You can entertain friends and show off your grilling prowess. Even mornings are better when you’re sitting on your deck with a cup of coffee in your hand. How can you get from point A to point B and have a finished deck that looks amazing?
Have Some Fun
The first step is to let your creativity run free. At this stage, you’re just trying to get some ideas for inspiration. You’re not making any concrete decisions yet, just getting a feel for what you like and what you don’t. This can also be a good time to discuss styles with your significant other so you both end up with a deck you love.
Make a Wishlist
While you’re thinking of your dream deck, start making a list of features you’d like. Don’t fall in love with anything specific just yet; you still need to make sure your home has enough space and your budget can cover the things you want.
Try to order your list by what features are most important to least important. For example, do you absolutely want a certain wood color? How important are features such as firepits or dining tables? What about an outdoor sectional or wet bar?
Your list can give the remodeling contractor a good idea of what you’re looking for in a new deck. That brings up the next step.
Select a Good Contractor
Talking to a contractor can help you turn your wishlist ideas into reality. Experienced deck builders can provide expert recommendations, let you know how much certain features are likely to cost, and help you design a layout you love.
The contractor will measure your existing space first to know how much room is available for the deck. Then, you should request a detailed estimate for the work, along with a delivery date.