For many years decks were built as simple rectangles located at the back door of a house. Today, however, homeowners are spending more time and effort as well as imagination in designing decks that take special advantage of the shapes of their homes and the sizes of their yards.
There really is almost no limit as to the size, shape or style that can be created in a deck. All it takes is to allow the home to be the focal point for the deck design. A complex, heavily decorated deck would look gaudy on a simple bungalow but would look terrific attached to a Tudor 2 story home. Similarly, a very small deck on a huge mansion would look ridiculous while a huge wraparound deck would make a small Cape Cod home appear unappealing.
The simple rectangular deck close to the ground is the easiest kind of deck to build and may be enough to sufficiently meet the basic needs of the family it serves. However, a flat lot is a natural choice for a wraparound deck which will work to enlarge the apparent size of the house as well as provide access from several areas of the home. A large lot, especially one with changes in elevation, can accommodate decks on different levels that are linked by …Read More