Now that summer is in full swing, you want to be able to enjoy the sunshine as much as possible. Your backyard might be fantastic, but you might be looking for a bigger space to enjoy. Here’s what you need to know when you decide to build a desk.
It’s probably the toughest part of the job. Do you want a natural looking deck, or are you fine with a synthetic deck? Is it going to be connected to the house or will it be on it’s own in the backyard? Think about your budget and also do your research. What wood can sustain your usage, as well as where you think the deck will suit and compliment your backyard.
It’s important to scope out how big your deck should be. Depending on how big your backyard is might determine the size. Following the lines and proportions of your home will help you design your deck to make sure it fits in with the flow of your existing home and backyard.
When planning out your deck, you need to make sure you’re using the right materials. Talking to your local garden supplier about the type of weather your deck will see, the amount of people using it and how often it will be affected by weather. If your deck will be in the weather, it must be able to withstand the elements. If it’s undercover, you might be able to broaden your options.
Remember, you have to clean it. Nobody likes doing it, but it will prevent your deck from degrading quicker. A lick of varnish and a good clean at least each year, if not twice a year will help your deck stay vibrant throughout it’s lifetime. Prevention is better than a cure, so keeping your deck maintained will save you money later down the track.