While it’s true you can do more stuff with a large deck, that doesn’t mean you can’t realize your outdoor living dreams with a smaller one. With the right considerations, in fact, you can still make that space as stylish and functional as you want.
- Customize the deck to your specific needs. You won’t be able to fit every feature you want into a small deck. For this reason, it pays to evaluate your needs and tailor the space to suit them better. If you love having guests over, for example, you can try to maximize available seating in the deck area while including a spot for a modest grill. Do you prefer relaxing with a mug of coffee and a good book instead? You can create a cozy nook in the deck with a comfortable chaise, some greenery and a privacy screen.
- Create a seamless connection from your home to the deck. This is easy enough to do with a sliding glass door and some picture windows. By blurring the line between your home’s interior and deck, you can create the illusion of more space. Here’s another way to connect these spaces better: when investing in a deck remodel, keep the deck design, material and shape in sync with your home’s exterior design elements. This allows for a more unified look while encouraging a smooth, natural flow between inside and outside.
- Take into account the deck shape. You might want to consider a simple, square or rectangular design for your small deck. These shapes can provide a lot of usable square footage, and they are easier to build.
- Add more storage. You can make your small deck even more functional through smart storage options. Try adding built-in seats with lids that flip up – these offer you the perfect spot for storing outdoor cushions and toys. Do you have an elevated deck? You can try installing some hidden storage underneath it for seasonal furniture.
When it comes to high-quality custom decks installation, look no further than The Deck Store. With our exceptional products and services, we’ll make sure you can enjoy outdoor living to the fullest. We proudly serve the areas in and around New Salem and Bismarck, ND. Call us today at (701) 223-1008, or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.