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3 Things to Consider When Designing Custom Decks

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Here at Glenn Gate Construction, we specialize in building beautiful, custom decks to give you the ideal outdoor living space you’ve been looking for. Our team wants to help you create the perfect deck for your home, and that starts with good design. In this article, we’ll be going over three things to keep in mind in order to create great custom decks.

custom decks are designed for an outdoor environment

  • Custom decks offer a great way to enjoy your outdoor living space, but it’s important to make sure your deck design also provides enough privacy. In our experience here at Glenn Gate Construction, if a deck makes you feel exposed, then you will never be able to relax enough to enjoy your new space. Fortunately, our team has the right design experience to create a deck that maintains your privacy and offers you the outdoor sanctuary you deserve.
  • Another key to creating great custom decks is to make sure your design works with the design of the rest of the home. A little bit of contrast can provide a refreshing change but making the deck different just to be different can make it feel like it’s not really part of the rest of the house. You want your deck to be an extension of your living space and a natural part of your home, so make sure that its design fits harmoniously with the other architectural elements.
  • Lastly, since custom decks are designed for an outdoor environment, we at Glenn Gate Construction strongly recommend researching that environment and planning accordingly. This means thinking about your local temperatures and weather patterns and how they will affect your deck. To make this part easier, our team can make recommendations about which materials to use, where to place joists, and assist with other elements of design planning and execution to give you the perfect custom deck for your home.