If you are thinking of building a new deck in your backyard, you have many custom deck options available to choose from. While many homeowners opt for simple decks, others want unique or custom features. This article is for you if you are one of those homeowners who want a more unique and usable deck. Here are ideas for features you can have in a custom deck in your yard.
Composite Deck Materials
One of the custom deck options you have available is using composite materials. Composite decking is a manufactured building product comprised of recycled wood fibers and recycled plastic. By adding plastic to recycled wood fibers, product manufacturers can produce a strong yet lightweight product that can be used for building your deck. In addition, composite decks can vary in appearance, so homeowners have many options, from traditional woods to exotic ones.
Composite decks come with other advantages over a traditional wood deck:
- Composite decks require less maintenance or finish touch-ups over time compared to hardwoods.
- Because composite decks use materials such as high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and recycled wood, these decks can last for many years.
- The vast majority of the decking materials come from recycled products, which are excellent options for those who value sustainability.
Composite decking gives you a great deal of flexibility over the look of your deck while being relatively easy to maintain.
Seating and Other Built in Options
If you are someone who hosts parties or are just looking for more seating, you can add a variety of built-in features, such as seating, that will enhance your ability to use your custom deck. You can also add built in storage solutions, like storage spaces for wood for your firepit, or even seating that opens like a chest, which you can use to store cushions during the year’s colder months.
In addition to an outdoor dining area, you can use the added space from your custom deck for outdoor cooking. You can also use portable grills for temporary cooking needs at parties or have a durable, permanent grill. If you are concerned about rain, you can install a structure such as a pergola or a pavilion on the deck to keep everyone dry.
Built-In Spa or Hot Tub
For those who like to relax and unwind, deck builders can install a spa or hot tub with a custom deck. The deck builders can build the hot tub or spa into the deck surround so that you are just a few steps away whenever you want to enjoy your spa.
Contact Burkholder Brothers for Custom Deck Options
If you are looking to build a custom deck or want to know more custom deck options for your home, we can help. Burkholder Brothers’ experienced team of landscape designers and deck builders has built many decks for our customers in the Main Line region. We take pride in providing quality service and using quality composite materials. In addition, we offer a range of design and build services, from custom decks to fire pits and more. Contact us today for a free consultation.