Raleigh Re-Decking Refreshes the Style and Function of an Aging Backyard Space
Re-decking is the process of renovating a deck by using the existing substructure and replacing the decking boards, railing, and steps. Sometimes we re-deck to give the deck a facelift and other times it is a safety issue after years of wear and tear. Re-decking is only possible if a deck’s substructure is sound and up to code.
A re-decking project doesn’t have to mean only replacing the deck boards and railings as they were. When an aging deck needs the boards replaced, it is a good opportunity to update the design and function. Options include upgrading to composite decking, updating the railings, moving the stairs, or adding other accessories to enhance the use of your space.
Custom Deck Features Add Style and Function
For this Raleigh re-decking project, the homeowners wanted to update the look of their deck and add new features for their enjoyment.
To begin, we replaced all the aging decking boards with new pressure-treated pine. Then we updated the railings with a modern dark infill, added custom benches, and created a wide cascading staircase with built-in planters instead of handrails for design interest. With the addition of colorful flowers and deck lighting, this family’s back deck is transformed into a charming space to be enjoyed day or night.
Small changes to a deck design can make a big difference in appeal and functionality. If your aging deck needs revitalization, call the experts at Archadeck of Raleigh-Durham, and the Greater Triangle for a design consultation today: (919) 446-5585. We look forward to working with you!
Enjoy the photo gallery to look more closely at all the details of this beautiful new Raleigh deck design.
Built-In Deck Benches in Raleigh Re-Decking Project
Rather than use railings the entire way around this re-decking project in Raleigh, the homeowners opted for some custom built-in benches. The benches provide additional seating on their expansive deck while also creating that visual barrier to keep anyone from accidentally stepping off the back of the deck. This design is unique for the design of the bench legs as well as the framing of the benches by gorgeous wood planters.
Expansive Raleigh Re-Decking for Updated Style
Re-decking allows homeowners to update their deck without replacing the framework underneath. This can be a cost-effective way of improving safety and updating the style. This family opted for pressure-treated pine, built-in planters, a new wider staircase with riser lights, built-in benches for additional seating, modern railings with black infill, and post cap lights for nighttime ambiance.
Raleigh Re-Deck With New Wide Stairs for Easy Access to the Backyard
The addition of the wide stairs during this Raleigh re-decking project achieve several objectives:
- They open the deck up to the yard better.
- They provide an easy transition from the yard to the deck.
- They create additional seating when hosting a large backyard gathering.
- They look fabulous, especially with the built-in planters framing them!
Raleigh Re-Decking with New Modern Deck Railings
Deck railings seem like a minor design choice, but they really make a huge difference in the final aesthetics. By using black, round, Dekorator infill in the new deck rails, the deck looks more modern and the view from the yard is less obstructed. With gorgeous Saturn post cap lights, the dining area of this re-decked wood deck will be enjoyed well after the sun sets.
Raleigh Re-Decking with Pressure Treated Pine & Built-In Planters
Nothing adds color to an outdoor space the way flowers and other vegetation do. By choosing to add built-in planters to their Raleigh re-decking project, these homeowners can utilize the planters for summer annuals, winter perennials and even temporary seasonal decor for the holidays throughout the year. The benefit of them being built-in is that where a stair railing would have been, they now have beautiful plants and don’t have to take up valuable real estate on the deck with potted plants.