Get Your Facts in Order Before Planning a Deck

If you’re looking for a way to extend your home to the outdoors, then a deck is a fantastic option. However, before you begin planning your deck, there are a number of factors to consider.

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    Purpose – What do you want the main purpose of your deck to be? Do you want it so that you can enjoy the outdoors in a private manner? Do you want it as a space to be used for social gatherings? Do you want to use it as another dining area? These all affect how you will build your deck.

  • Access – How will you access your deck? If you have a door that leads to the outside in the back of your house – then your set. However, if you don’t, you may need to install one.
  • Style – A deck isn’t just a wood platform. You’ll need to choose materials, colors, styles and more. The deck needs to complement the design of your home.
  • Protection – If you want protection from the sun or the elements, you should consider retractable awnings, pergolas or other protective features.

Keep these factors in mind and check out our Kansas City lumberyard by contacting Schutte Lumber.