The Ins and Outs of the Different Styles of Decks

One of the most exciting parts of remodeling your home is getting to style it the exact way that you have been dreaming about for weeks, months, or even years. When you remodel an old section of your home, or completely add on to it, you have the ability to transform your space into an entirely new world. Styling your home, especially a new deck, can seem stressful, but is one of the most exciting phases of the remodeling process.

While some may think that decks come in a “one size fits all” package, the opposite is actually true. Once you pick out the materials you want your deck to be made with, you will have countless options as to the style and function of the end result. But how do you know which style is right for your home?

When you first start styling your deck, you will want to do your research. Is your home a couple of stories tall? Multi-level decks are a great style option that will serve your home in a practical way. Is your home a ranch style abode? A simple ground level deck would work wonderfully to add a social space to your outdoor living area. A deck can be a great complementary feature to your home, once styled appropriately with the existing structure.

General levels aren’t the only thing to think about when choosing a deck style either. When designing your deck, always take into consideration the climate and desired use of the area. Do you live in the deep south in a town with a tendency to attract mosquitos? Opt for a screened in deck that will give you the joy of the outdoors, with the comfort of being inside. Are you looking forward to grilling on the deck while tossing a ball to your kid in the backyard? Stick to a more traditional open-air structure that will allow for a free-flowing space.

The beauty of decks is that you can style the structure in any way that fits your home’s personality. Mix and match different levels with screened in areas, or simply build a traditional space of one story leading out from your back door. Whatever style of deck you want, there is a way to make your dreams a tangible reality. Not to mention, you can always add new additions to the deck as your tastes and needs change with the years.

For more information on deck styles and finding the best fit for your home, visit McCray Lumber and Millwork today.