Decking makes for a fabulous addition to any home. A deck adds livable square footage to your home, allowing you to enjoy your property both indoors and outdoors. A professional fence and deck company can provide a sound structure made of the best materials for you. However, decks are more than some beams of wood or vinyl. If you live in Queen Anne’s County or anywhere else on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, there are many deck designs from which to choose.
Decks can come in varying heights. The form lowest to the ground is called a platform deck. It usually does not require any railing. This access to the surrounding landscape allows for some creative choices in how to design the rest of the area. Meanwhile, houses with doors above the ground level need a raised deck to complete the entryway. Some raised decks may be multi-level ones, leading down to a backyard feature, like a swimming pool.
If you and your family love to spend time outdoors and want to enjoy your property more than just at a distant deck chair, you can add a freestanding deck. Depending on the scope of your land, you can be creative about how you integrate a platform into the scenery.
Deck Floor Pattern
Aside from the big picture of deck design, the whole picture also includes details like the pattern of the flooring. It can be simple or complex and fit the style of your house. Types of floor patterns include transition board, patchwork, herringbone, and chevron. Some of these deck designs, like the last two, are also found in historic brickwork.
Deck Railing Designs
The railing also comes in various designs. It is a safety feature, but it doesn’t have to be plain parallel beams. Some can add more privacy, a specific style, or a unique pattern. You can also mix materials such as aluminum and wood for a sturdy frame. Besides the middle sections of the railing, deck posts can also be more or less elaborate and can have lights installed in the caps.
Deck designs do not have to be just rectangular. A pergola or gazebo built onto one end of the platform can give you another area to enjoy the outdoors with a little extra coverage from the elements.
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