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Sunday, 21 July 2019
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This Old House - Do-it-Yourself

Tips for Building Your Dream Deck

Written by Posted On Thursday, 11 July 2019 17:16

If you’re in the market for a new backyard deck or pool deck more than likely you will outsource this work to a contractor or some type of deck service, very few people know how to design and build their own deck to completion. Whichever way you choose we have some useful information for designing your custom deck. Building a deck can not only show off your unique craftsmanship but it will also boost the value of your home significantly. The quality of your backyard will naturally attract people towards it and you will find yourself swamped in many compliments by anyone who sets the eyes upon your deck. But there are many options that become problems when building your new deck. If you want to construct your deck the right way without any issues then you might want to follow these few tips.

Upgrading your backyard can be a very exciting moment for homeowners looking to add value and tranquility, however, you don’t want to start a project that you then can’t finish. Always plan out your construction path before starting. You might only think that the deck will take a week to complete but then once you get started you may realize it will take over a month to complete instead. This is something you want to avoid, don’t just jump in head first without carefully planning each step from start to finish.

When you look at a lot of exquisite decks in upscale homes many of them are designed in a unique fashion. You want to find the right design that matches your house and also your ambition, for good examples looking online or in home improvement magazines is great for inspiration. When choosing your design its best to keep in mind what you really like because in the end it's your deck and your opinion matters the most.

Being able to set up a budget and staying within that budget is crucial. Building a deck can be very costly, ranging anywhere from a few thousand dollars to tens of thousands depending on the material, who you hire, how large, and the location of it. You want a deck to match your ambition but if you overextend your budget then it won't matter if you have your top tiered dream deck, you will be in debt and have a migraine from your financial burdens. 

These are just some guidelines to work by when planning your deck, but in the end, it's important to build what you will be happy with since your deck will last you hopefully for many decades.

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