Your deck is the best place you can be to bask in the sun, relax reading your latest magazine, while taking your cold drink, or doing your morning barbeque breakfast.
An outdoor door is an extension of your home for improving your outdoor area so that you can enjoy being outside during the times when the weather is favorable. The best place in your home should be at your deck where you get to play with your kids, lounge, hang out, or entertain your friends. To make sure your deck design is as you want it, you need to factor in some of these considerations so that you can understand what a good deck design entails.
The position of the deck in your home should be the first place. A proper deck design is where the deck blends with the environment of your backyard but not too visible or obtrusive. If you have a good view, take advantage of it and place your deck at such a place. Place your deck next to the garden if you don’t have a proper view from your backyard. Perhaps you want your deck in an area where you will enjoy the sun’s exposure. Do you feel your privacy is being interfered with by your neighbor? If don’t have much space you can use shrubbery, fences or walls to sort your deck project.
In case you want your deck to be connected to your home or if you want it close to your living room though this may be an issue with other members of the family who will be talking and watching TV not to mention the damage that will be done on your carpets by the movement. If your deck is near the kitchen it will be easy to move dishes, food if people are eating on the deck outside. People will be enticed to the kitchen by the sliding doors. Can you decide to connect two rooms to the deck hence connect it to two doors? This will ensure you have deck access from two doors making it a good solution and efficient for proper foot traffic.
It is not compulsory to connect the deck to the house. If your backyard goes to the woods, placing your deck nears some trees would be sensible. Your property may be in front of a pond or lake your deck can be such that it touches the water. To have a roof deck can be over a flat roof or garage roof.
A large deck would host many guests, but for a small property this is not the case. The scale should be a reasonable scale between the property size and home, deck size to family size.