Replace an old deck with a low-maintenance deck that provides shelter while maintaining forest views and natural light inside.
What a fun project! We removed a plain, traditional wooden deck and replaced it with an extraordinary state-of-the-art, low maintenance outdoor space!
We designed this deck for maximum efficiency with an open space feeling. The homeowners wanted an open relaxed space that would preserve the view to the forest and a covered porch that would not cut off the natural light from the patio. So we designed the structure with engineered beams to minimize the number of support posts needed, and added skylights to let more light in. We also moved the engineered beam up into the roof structure to minimize its presence.
This homeowner didn’t want to be food for the mosquitoes so not only did we add screening — we added remote controlled retractable Phantom Screens around the structure. The screens are hidden up in the roof when not in use. We also added much needed storage space under the deck.
I love to use stone as a great “grounding” element. Not only did we add a stone planter, to add an element of greenery, but we also added a stone fire pit, which runs on remote-controlled gas. We then built in benches to create a relaxing space where friends and family will love to gather.
"He listened to what we wanted, but even more importantly, he asked thoughtful questions to gain insight into how we would use the space. We are looking forward to working with MasterPLAN on all our future outdoor projects!"
“MasterPLAN Landscaping’s 3-D design capability offered us the ability to see how our new deck would look and function before we committed to the design. This unique service enabled us to visualize how we could build our dream outdoor space in stages, with each stage ending in a completed feature, so as to never leave the impression that the project was not finished.
This rendering capability is what drew us in to work with MasterPLAN, but it was Josh’s professionalism and passion that has made us lifelong customers. He listened to what we wanted, but even more importantly, he asked thoughtful questions to gain insight into how we would use the space.
This enabled him to make suggestions we had never considered and come up with a design that was truly optimal for our needs. The result is a truly fabulous deck and we cannot thank you enough! We are looking forward to working with MasterPLAN on all our future outdoor projects!”