When designing your deck, it’s important to first create a vision for your outdoor living space. The deck is an important transitional space between your home and yard that should reflect your own personal style and be a comfortable, functional place to relax and entertain. No longer just a small square or rectangular stepping stone to your backyard, today’s decks can be beautiful, expansive spaces for family members to spend quality time together.
Next, identify your available space, noting any problem areas that will need to be addressed in the planning and construction stages, such as a steep slope, the need for a privacy screen, or trees and other landscape fixtures that need to be built around.
Then, consider your family’s needs. What function do you want your deck to serve: A quiet meditative haven with a hot tub, beautiful potted flowers and wind chimes? A comfortable lounge room for teens? A space for dining and entertaining, including a bar and grill area? Perhaps you’d like to think about multiple levels with steps to define spaces, combining all of the above with a fire pit area for drinks and conversation on chilly nights. Screened enclosures and awnings can extend your deck’s usability even when the outdoor environment is less than ideal.
Mendocino Redwood is the ideal material to consider when planning a new deck for your home. Redwood decks are naturally beautiful and environmentally friendly, resist damage by insects and decay and create a lasting statement of quality.
Mendocino Redwood deck ideas come in all shapes and sizes. Besides being naturally beautiful, naturally strong and durable, one of the best parts about Mendocino Redwood decking? It is readily available at The Home Depot stores throughout the Western U.S. Visit our Store Locator page to find a store in your area and start putting your Mendocino Redwood deck ideas on paper to create your own outdoor haven.