Are you looking to expand the functionality of your existing deck? These days, more and more homeowners are looking to increase livability outdoors, but that doesn’t always mean starting from scratch.
If your deck is decades-old and has structural issues, it’s likely time to invest in a new outdoor living space. But if your deck doesn’t show many signs of wear-and-tear and is structurally sound, you can add custom features to increase the ambiance and functionality of the space.
Keller’s Most-Trusted Deck Builder Recommends 7 Ways to Increase Deck Ambiance & Functionality
Although your deck has served you well over the years, you’d like to make the space more versatile. Your goal is to create a usable outdoor living space where your family can come together for years to come, making magical memories that will last a lifetime.
When it comes to making your deck more livable, there are many design options available. Below, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite design features that can improve the ambiance and increase the functionality of a new or existing deck.
1.) Elegant Pergola
A custom pergola is a semi-covered structure that transforms your deck into an elegant outdoor space. You can hang flowers and even train plants to grow along the pergola’s boards, creating a natural ceiling for a gorgeous effect.
2.) One-of-a-Kind Gazebo
A gazebo is a custom, covered structure that is freestanding. The roof structure protects you from the elements, allowing you to use the space regardless of the weather. Sitting inside a gazebo on your deck is like being inside a lovely room that sits just outside of your home. It’s delightful!
3.) Custom Roof Cover
By building a roof cover over an existing deck, you significantly increase the functionality of the space and are protected from the varying elements throughout the year. Your outdoor living space is completely transformed.
4.) Privacy Wall
Do you love spending time on your deck with your family but would prefer not to be in the neighbors’ line of vision? A privacy wall is a refined structure that can be customized to your preferences and block the view from neighboring properties.
5.) Built-In Fire Pit
Nothing initiates happy times quite like a custom fire pit. Gathering on your deck around a fire pit and roasting marshmallows at the end of the day is a wonderful experience. It’s a fun spot to gather any time of year!
6.) Cozy Outdoor Fireplace
A custom outdoor fireplace makes any deck more relaxing. This design feature exudes elegance and increases usability during the cooler months, making the area cozy and comfortable.
7.) Beautiful Outdoor Kitchen
If you love cooking outdoors with the wind in your hair, an outdoor kitchen is for you. Not only do you get to prepare meals in your natural surroundings, you’re away from the heat of an indoor kitchen and don’t have to worry about lingering food odors.
By adding design elements to a new or existing deck, you can customize the space to your lifestyle and taste. At Archadeck of DFW North, our consultants will guide you through the design process, steering you in the right direction while considering your outdoor living goals, aesthetic preferences, and budget.
If you’re ready to create the perfect deck for you and your family, call Archadeck of DFW North, Keller’s most-trusted deck builder, today at (214) 239-0274 to schedule your complimentary design consultation. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you build the deck of your dreams.