What’s the best way of expanding your living space without an $80,000 reno bill? It’s like adding a room only with this room; you might get spectacular views and an exciting place to relax and entertain friends and family.
But A Deck is a Visual Thing
One of the biggest problems with comfortable home living is how walls block views internally and externally. We love glass because it doesn’t impede views and creates a relaxing sense of spaciousness that can brighten up your home.
Decks are a functional living space too. You might choose to build yours off of a second story area where you could include planters, benches, and a hot tub. And in that added new space ensure you have lots of windows, including a four panel patio door.
Better Living Means Getting Creative
The point of having a home and a deck is to enjoy the use of your personal space. And there are plenty of deck styles and structures ranging from multilevel designs to those that flow and curve.
Add glass railings to the mix, and you get an unobstructed panoramic view from inside your home (did you know you can have glass railings inside your house as well?).
Let’s say you’re in the kitchen. Think of how pleasant it would be to cook and eat and have a full view of your yard, trees, and flower garden.
If the kids are playing in the pool or the backyard, it can be comforting to know where they are and what they’re up to. That’s how you ease your concerns and increase the quality of home life.
Given the engineering possibilities now and the quality of materials, you’re more than able to be creative. And don’t skimp on the size of the deck. Ensuring you have lots of space to entertain, and provide impressive views, means your home will be a desired place for people to visit.
Start Looking At Ideas Now
To get started, begin looking at deck photo galleries and collect ideas on what might be possible. On your own, you may have trouble visualizing the full potential, so having a deck expert to consult with will help.
You’ll have fun with the planning, design, and then watching it form over days. You’ll need to make choices about building materials, what types of doors or windows will be optimal, and whether to include planters, benches or something like a hot tub.
Your new deck addition in the summer will rival the popularity of a solarium during the winter. Give it some thought. A squarish, old school deck built of pine is not going to provide that elegant living feel you’ll want from a new outdoor space.