Mastering Design Details: The Keys to a Perfect Deck

Posted November 16, 2023 in 3D Design, Blog, Decks, Design/Build, Furniture, General, outdoor design, Outdoor Living Room, Pool, Videos

One of the most common misjudgments made by contractors in deck design and construction is simply attaching a new deck to match an existing layout or installing composite decking on an old deck frame without evaluating its condition. This approach not only restricts your layout choices and hinders the creative process but may possibly jeopardize your safety.  This results in a new deck that doesn’t look or feel right and doesn’t take the architecture of your home into account. To avoid these common mistakes there are several key factors to consider when designing your new deck. Here are some tips to help get you started designing your new deck:

  • Visualize exactly how your new deck will look

Before you commit to the wrong layout, carefully think about the purpose and functionality of your new deck. Will it be used for entertaining guests, relaxing, or additional outdoor living space? This will help determine the size, layout, and features of your new deck. Do you want the ability to utilize your space 365 days a year? Will you expand your outdoor space in the future? Are you considering a swimming pool now or in the future? Visualizing exactly how your new deck will look and how you would like it to function makes it easier to answer these questions and realize how you can optimize your new investment.

With our design-first process, we are able to explore countless possibilities and help you discover the perfect look, layout, and features for your new deck, and you can rest assured that there will never be any surprise design fees. Our Love It or Revise It Assurance ensures that you can modify your design before construction begins. This allows you to fully visualize different color schemes, materials, and comfort feature options so you can make educated decisions about your investment.

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  • Understand how much your new deck will cost

The cost of a new deck will vary based on several factors, such as its size, style, and the materials used. If you choose to install the deck yourself or opt for cheap decking materials with another company, you could potentially lower the costs. However, you then potentially run the risk of a design that is exactly what you want but gain a result that is less than desired.  You will also need to take the permitting process into account. If you neglect these important details you could end up with an expensive eyesore that resembles a deck, fines that derail your budget, or a project that is left unfinished.

We believe that you should be able to enjoy your backyard without spending your time sanding, painting, and maintaining your new deck or begging your friends and family to help you build it. That’s why we take the time to understand your budget and desired level of maintenance commitment so that we can assist you in choosing an attractive, functional, and low-maintenance material for your new deck.

  • Strategically plan the build of your new deck 

When you choose to work with a contractor for your new deck, it’s important to consider the overall vision and long-term benefits of your investment. While some contractors may focus solely on the immediate budget, they often overlook how the deck will fit, function and flow with the remaining outdoor living space as well as the potential for creating lasting memories and special moments in your new outdoor space. From celebrating milestones like graduations or hosting future family gatherings, these are the moments that make investing in your home truly worthwhile. So it’s important to consider how your new investment will expand with your family and your home over the years.

Fortunately, by partnering with the right professional who can see the bigger picture, you can plan for both present and future phases of your outdoor living goals. Our experienced design experts can help you create a custom full-color 3D design video that illustrates each stage of your project while featuring life-like imagery along with day and nighttime views. This allows you to visualize every detail of your new space and make informed investment decisions–without worry. By having this “big picture” perspective, you’ll feel confident and comfortable knowing exactly how your new deck will look throughout its development while planning for future phases and investments.

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Are you looking to build a new outdoor kitchen in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania to enjoy a summer of meals outside, remodel and renovate your existing pool in Allentown, Pennsylvania so your grandkids can enjoy it all summer, or build a custom outdoor living space that will create lasting memories? If so, then look no further. Because we understand the importance of getting value for your investment and want you to avoid having the hassle of coordinating with multiple crews or dealing with complicated plans, permits, or approvals. That’s why we are proud to partner with homeowners in the Lehigh Valley to help them avoid wasting time, money, and space when it comes to transforming their backyard into a custom outdoor living space.

Our award-winning design/build process ensures that all engineering, project management, contractor scheduling, inspections, permit applications, and other essential details for your new custom outdoor living space in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania are taken care of for you by experienced, reliable, & trustworthy professionals. You’ll never have to worry about communicating with your HOA or township either. So relax and watch your dream outdoor living space come alive as we handle all of the heavy lifting so that you can focus on planning how you will enjoy your new custom outdoor living space.

Here’s how you can get started today:

Call: Schedule your meeting!

Collaborate: Create your perfect plan!

Construction: With an approved design, construction starts!

Celebrate: Raise a toast to your transformed home and the new life that comes from it!


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