A deck is your personal open-air retreat where you can relax in solitude or have fun hanging out with friends and family. However, use careful consideration when deciding which attributes your deck will have as the ideal design should not only increase your level of outdoor enjoyment, but also beautify your yard and increase the value of your home.
Take outdoor living to the next level with these creative Kansas City deck ideas!
Once you’ve settled on the size and location of your deck, the real fun begins as you get to choose the unique extras that will make your design special.
Add a pretty pergola. Deciding to create a deck with a pergola is a fantastic choice! Not only will it create some shade, but it will enable you to suspend hanging baskets, flowering vines, and lighting that will give the deck an attractive ambiance.
Enjoy shelter during inclement weather. If you want more protection from Mother Nature than a pergola offers, go with a fully covered deck. Not only will you get to choose between slanted, gabled, and hip style roofs, but you can then begin transforming the deck into a three or four-season room by installing screens or glass windows if this is your heart’s desire. Should you decide to go this route, you may want to consider adding an extra luxurious touch by installing a natural stone fireplace or a built-in kitchen.
Incorporate space for convenient gardening. What’s better than walking out the backdoor and picking fresh lettuce and veggies right from your deck? Absolutely nothing! Including raised garden boxes in your deck design will make gardening especially easy because you don’t have to get your shoes dirty. Additionally, family and friends will love seeing where your delicious salads and sides originate from and you’ll enjoy watching your luscious produce mature as you’re relaxing in your very own outdoor sanctuary. Feel free to do a mixture of vegetables and flowers for natural color and artistic variety. Just make sure your deck gets enough sun or this will be a wasted investment.
Include an enchanting fire pit. Even when the weather doesn’t have a chill in the air, everyone enjoys the ambiance of an evening campfire. No matter if it’s a quiet night at home with the family or you’re entertaining guests, adding a fire pit to your deck will make it even s’more special!
Welcome feathered friends. Even if you aren’t currently a bird watcher, you will be once you add bird feeders and bird baths to (or around) your deck.
Get extra cozy! Simple additions such as a hammock or porch swing will do wonders to help you relax after a stressful day and bring extra tranquility to your outdoor space. You may even choose to invest in outdoor heat lamps to bring on soothing warmth when you don’t feel like sparking up the fire pit.
Have fun bringing unique style to your dream deck!
As you can clearly see, a deck is more than just a place to sit outside. It’s an outdoor escape where you can enjoy everything from gardening to roasting marshmallows to learning about the wild birds that frequent your backyard. The sky’s the limit when considering what you want your dream deck to be, so whether you’re designing it for your own personal enjoyment or eager to entertain friends and family, decide what is going to make you happy and go with it! You can thank yourself, and us, later.
If you’re ready to create an outdoor living area that suits your needs and beyond, we are ready to apply expert care to design a deck you can enjoy for many years to come. As with any home improvement project, it’s important to consider a variety of deck plans, which we are happy to present and discuss. We will only move ahead with construction once we know you feel confident with the intended results.
If you’re ready to have a deck add substantial value and unique beauty to your home and yard, give us a call at 913-206-1974 or contact us online today! We’re eager to help you create the RIGHT Deck at the RIGHT price!