Decks provide multiple benefits to any home, such as an extended living space and improved curb appeal. They can be made in different sizes and designs depending on various considerations.
Today, we talk about a few things to keep in mind when determining the size of your deck.
Your budget is one of the most important things to consider when it comes to the size of your deck. There are different factors that need to be discussed, like the material and design of the deck, your local topography and the contractor you’re going to hire.
Pressure-treated wood is one of the cheapest materials for deck construction, while steel and aluminum decks are more expensive. Your topography is also crucial because, if the ground around your home needs to be worked on first, then that’s also going to cost you.
Purpose of the Deck
The function of the space needs to be properly considered. If you’re a homeowner who likes hosting get-togethers, then it’s best to have a larger deck to accommodate all your guests comfortably. But if you’re planning to use the deck as a lounging area, then a smaller deck would do.
Size of Your Home
The size of your deck must be proportional to the size of your home. Constructing a deck that’s bigger than the floor area of your home can create an off-putting appearance. Ideally, your deck shouldn’t exceed 20% of your home’s size. Nevertheless, there are times when a larger deck complements a smaller home, especially if it is vertically designed. It also depends on your preference and budget. If you’re in doubt, it’s always a good idea to consult a professional deck builder.
AllPoint Construction is a general contractor that can provide you with all your home improvement needs. From roof installation to deck construction, our experienced team can handle your requests with the utmost professionalism and care. To request a quote, call us at (734) 407-7110, or fill out our contact form.