A backyard deck should enhance your outdoor space with its functionality, design and purpose. The deck is an extension of your home and should work for the needs of you and your family. Whether you have unused space, an unfinished backyard or want to revamp your current deck, there are a few things you should consider to build the perfect fit.
What is the Purpose of the Space?
Whether it is for entertaining, relaxing, or productivity, thinking about how you will use the space is the first step to creating your perfect backyard deck. If you’re building around an existing deck, think about what you would change or want to improve. Ask yourself: what do you want to do with this space? Are you looking for the perfect place to relax in a Muskoka chair, read a book, and connect with nature? Or instead, a place to entertain friends and family with a barbeque dinner and drinks during warm weather. What about a new area of the house that could sometimes serve as an outdoor office or a play area for the kids to hang out with friends? Maybe even a versatile space for all of the above. The opportunities are endless.
What’s Your Style?
Since every house is different, your deck should be tailored to your backyard. Depending on your property, there are a variety of deck styles to choose from. If your entrance is elevated, a high, raised deck can create a viewing area to overlook the backyard. If you’re looking for even more space, wrapping the deck around the house adds even more space. On its own or an extension of the raised deck, a multi-tier deck can connect different parts of the house on the outside by providing multi-level pathways. This creates a flow to the backyard by interconnecting all the areas. Adding a deck around the perimeter of a pool or hot tub can create a finished and seamless look. There are many options for you to consider and figure out what works for your home. Take some time to research deck design inspiration to get an idea of what you can do with your outdoor space.
Getting the Right Look
After thinking about purpose and researching the type of deck you’re looking for, you’re ready to design. Depending on the size and shape of your backyard, you can decide on a suitable size and layout. The colour of a deck can complete the look of your outdoor space. If you’re looking for something timeless, a brown or grey will compliment many homes. Other options can include warm and cool-toned neutrals, grey, browns and blacks. For a bold choice, black or white will create a chic and eye-catching look.
Customizing your outdoor space doesn’t end with the foundation. Let your decor speak for your personality. Patio furniture, seating and shading structures like pergolas are functional additions that can complement the space. Adding accents through wall decor and cushions are great ways to tie the area together.
TIVA Building Products is a proud Canadian, family-run business. We have dedicated years into plastics’ research, development and testing to offer premium building products. With our commitment to detail, quality and innovation, we have created the best deck and dock products on the market including TIVADEK, TIVADOK and TIVACOAT. Each product is designed to last and look great with little maintenance. Enjoy your TIVA Building Products without the worry.