Backyard decks and patios are a great addition to any home, because they provide you with an outdoor living space which can be used for a variety of functions. First decide the purpose for what you will be using the space. You can find a variety of outdoor living ideas, including simple deck designs built for eating and entertaining small crowds, or larger more elaborate plans extending your kitchen and living room outside.
Your deck will be a popular place, so give it a thought as to where it is to be located. Next make sure your deck does not swamp your yard or becomes lost in it. Decide where to fix stairways off the deck so that they provide unobtrusive access to the backyard. Adding a deck to your home could offer one of the highest cost recoup opportunities, according to the cost value report. [Read more…]