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Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Hardscape? Oh that's Hardscape! - Decks
A new deck doesn’t have to be that square or rectangle shape that reminds you of the 70’s. Not to say that straight lines don’t have their place, but lets’ try and think outside the box. Your deck can be made with hardwoods (exotics or natives) or composite designing. There are multiple colors and grain patterns that make unlimited design options that are avaible to create the outdoor deck of your dreams.
When adding a new deck you don’t just start framing and go to town – you are not just building a space to put a couple of chairs and a table on – you are creating an outdoor room. You need to design your circulation patterns and main spaces. What are the main elements you want on the deck? A Hot tub, outdoor kitchen, handrail, built-in planters or screen fences just to name a few.
For looks, nothing beats a real wood deck, but there will be ongoing maintenance that will be required. Today’s composite decking has come a long way. New colors and grains have made the decking look more like a ‘Wood’ deck than ever before and without the maintenance of a wood deck. Both materials have their pros and cons; please feel free to contact us to discuss this.